Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

I have had a killer craving for anything chocolate peanut butter for a few days now. When I finally decided it was time to give in to my craving, I knew I needed something way more substantial than  Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Cookies.  I needed something I could really sink my teeth into, something that could potentially carry a scoop of ice cream and drizzle of chocolate sauce. I needed  Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars.

Sometimes the only way to get rid of a craving is to give into it, and that is exactly what I did.  I ate 2/3 of this pan of  Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars. I am not even kidding. I was in such a food coma for the rest of the day, I was useless. My mother asked what I did all day Saturday and all I could say was ” Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars”. They hit the spot so well I did not even have a guilt about eating so many, I just made a mental not to never let a craving go for so long again.

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 sticks unsalted butter melted and cooled slightly
  • 3/4 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 2/3 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 2 cups chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Line a 13 x 9-inch baking pan with foil, letting the excess hang over the edges of the pan by about 1 inch (These overhangs will act as handles that will help you lift the bar easily from the pan in one piece when it is done baking). Spray the foil non-stick cooking spray.
  3. Sift together the flour, baking soda and salt in a medium bowl. In a large bowl, whisk the melted butter and sugars until combined. Whisk in the egg, egg yolk, peanut butter and vanilla until smooth. Using a spoon fold in the flour mixture with the butter mixture until just combined (be careful not to over mix the dough or the bars will come out tough). Fold in the chocolate chips.
  4. Scrape the dough into the prepared pan, pressing and smoothing the top with a rubber spatula. Bake until the top is slightly golden and firm to the touch and the edges are starting to pull away from the sides of the pan, 30 to 35 minutes. Let cool completely on a wire rack.
  5. Lift up on the foil overhang to remove the bar from the pan, and transfer it to a cutting board. Cut the bar into about 2-inch squares. store in an airtight container.

Yes, these  Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars are perfectly at home with a scoop of ice cream on top and a drizzle of chocolate sauce, if you are suffering from a severe case of sweet cravings 😉

This Post Has 11 Comments

  1. I would love a bar right now! 🙂 Thanks so much for sharing at last week’s All My Bloggy Friends! I can’t wait to see what you share this week 🙂

    1. Thank you so much Jaime!

  2. Oh my goodness! I think 2/3 of a pan would certainly win an eating contest somewhere LOL I can totally see why you ate so many. They look so moist and delicious! Pinned for future bribing needs with the Mr.!

    1. LOL, not a proud moment Rachel! But they were good 🙂

  3. I can say I seem to aways give in to my cravings!!! Peanut butter and chocolate are high on the list of things I crave!. Thanks for a go to recipe that is sure to satisfy Jennifer!

    1. Thank you Tanya! Peanut butter and chocolate are pretty hard to resist! And I think I have zero self control 🙂

  4. PB and Chocolate is a huge fan in my books. These look so moist and chewy and YUM!

    1. Thank You Meg! They were very good!

  5. Yum! I may need to make those in the very near future.

    1. Aw, Thank you Amanda!

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