Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

I’d been off baking for a while until I made these yummy bars. And now? I think they’ve started a trend because I can’t seem to stop baking. Danger, danger, Will Robinson. I made these for a friend so luckily I didn’t have to keep them in my house for long. But, of course, I saved a few for us to enjoy. Peanut butter and chocolate might be my favorite combo ever!

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

Makes 18 bars.
Recipe courtesy Brown Eyed Baker

1 1/2 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup light brown sugar
3/4 cup creamy peanut butter
1/2 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
1/2 cup sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1 cup peanut butter chips

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 9×13-inch baking pan; set aside.

2. In a small bowl whisk together the flour, baking soda and salt; set aside.

3. In the bowl of an electric mixer, cream together the brown sugar, peanut butter, butter and granulated sugar on medium speed until creamy and light. Add the egg and vanilla extract and mix until combined. Reduce speed to low and add the dry ingredients, mixing only until the flour is just incorporated. Using a rubber spatula, mix in the chocolate chips and peanut butter chips.

4. Turn out the mixture into the prepared pan and press into an even layer. Bake for 16 to 20 minutes, or until the center is set. Cool completely in the pan on a wire rack. Cut into bars and store at room temperature in an airtight container.

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~ by spontaneoustruth on October 3, 2011.

3 Responses to “Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars”

  1. Those look so yummy. I love PB and chocolate too. That reminds me, have you made your own PB in the Vitamix yet? It’s divine!

  2. Not really. The Trader Joes bags of peanuts are the perfect size (about 2 cups). Just use the tamper and blend until super creamy. Yum!

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