Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars Updated

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I can’t stop eating these chocolate Peanut Butter Bar Cookies! A peanut butter cookie base filled with chocolate chips and topped with melted chocolate chips, delicious!!!!

Chocolate Peanut Butter Bar Cookies

It’s Thursday and I’m revisiting another cookie recipe I posted back in 2011. The original Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars were a favorite cookie growing up. My Mom would make them once a year in December for the express purpose of being on the Christmas Cookie Plate. One batch and that was it! They were so, so DELICIOUS that it took every bit of my will power not to eat the entire batch in one sitting!!! Fast forward to my own preparations for Christmas and making these Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars. As soon as my daughters were old enough to eat cookies they loved them too!! Eventually the question came up, why were they only made at Christmas? They are easy to make and no fancy or seasonal ingredients were required so the Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars became a regularly made cookie and still every time I made them the tray quickly disappeared!

Chocolate Peanut Butter Bar Cookies

When I pulled out the recipe this year I decided to give it an update- I substituted butter for shortening (I never have shortening in the house) and substituted half wheat flour for all purpose flour. The changes made NO difference!!! They were just as delicious!!! I might have had to taste test them every time I walked past them….Which was at least 8 or maybe 10 or 12 times… Guess I will be spending extra time on the treadmill this month…

Enjoy and have a Sweet Morning!!

Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars Updated

Ingredients

  • ½ cup butter, softened
  • ½ cup peanut butter
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 Tbsp water
  • 3/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup wheat flour
  • ¾ tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 12 oz. chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375
  2. Grease a 13x9 pan
  3. Mix butter, peanut butter, brown sugar, and granulated sugar until fluffy.
  4. Add egg and water.
  5. Mix in flour, wheat flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Mix until combined.
  6. Stir in half of the chocolate chips.
  7. Spread in prepared pan.
  8. Bake for about 20 minutes or until it is golden brown.
  9. Remove from oven and immediately sprinkle with remaining chocolate chips.
  10. Cover with a lid, baking pan or aluminum foil to trap the heat.
  11. When the chips have melted, spread evenly over the top.
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