I have long looked for a great Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Bar recipe. We love making cookies in bar form around here (so easy, so time efficient and so delicious!), but I haven’t ever found a peanut butter version that I’ve loved…until now, friends. Hooray!
These bars are a delight. They are super chewy, loaded with peanut butter flavor and an immense amount of chocolate. The top has an amazing flaky texture that really adds to the quality of the bar. They are actually best a few hours after being baked and stay soft and chewy for days and days after they are made. As an added bonus, you only need 1 large mixing bowl and a wooden spoon to make them happen. (No mixer or multiple bowls needed!)
Lots to love about this recipe, gang. Hope some of you get a chance to try them!
Let me show you how to make it happen!
1. Preheat your oven to 325 degrees.
2. Into a large mixing bowl place 1 C butter. Melt in the microwave.
3. Add 2/3 C peanut butter (I used chunky).
4. Add 2 C brown sugar and stir it well.
5. Add 2 eggs and 2 tsp vanilla.
…and stir to combine.
6. Add 2 C flour. Sprinkle over the top of the flour 1/4 tsp baking soda and 1/2 tsp salt.
Carefully toss the dry ingredients together, then stir everything together.
7. Add 2 C milk or semi sweet chocolate chips and stir to combine.
8. Spray a 9×13 pan with cooking spray and spread the dough inside.
9. Bake for 25-30 minutes, or until the center is set.
10. Allow the pan to rest on the counter for 20-30 minutes, then use a sharp knife to slice into bars. Allow them to cool for 2-3 hours. Please note that these bars appear to be a little bit underdone when they are first sliced. However, once cooled (and even after a few hours) the texture firms up and results in a bar that stays moist and delicious for days and days. Trust me. 🙂 Let them rest for a couple of hours and they will be perfect.
Recipe adapted from Avery Cooks
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