Best Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Bars Recipe

Chocolate chip cookies with creamy peanut butter are thick, velvety, and chewy. These peanut butter cookie bars are easy to make in one bowl. Scoop cold ice cream on top for a delectable treat everyone will adore.  

INGREDIENTS

– ¾ cup (170 g) unsalted butter – 2 cups (240 g) all purpose flour – 1 teaspoon baking soda – ½ teaspoon salt – 1 cup (200 g) light brown sugar – ¼ cup (50 g) granulated sugar – 1 cup (256 g) creamy peanut butter – 2 large eggs, room temperature – 1 tablespoon (15 ml) vanilla extract – 2 cups (340 g) semi sweet chocolate chips, divided

STEP-1

Oven to 350 F (177 C). A 13 x 9 pan's bottom and two long sides should be lightly greased and lined.Melt butter in a small bowl and refrigerate 10 minutes.  

INSTRUCTIONS

STEP-2

3/4 cup unsalted butterBowl together flour, baking soda, and salt.Ingredients: 240 g all-purpose flour, 1 tsp baking soda Mix cooled melted butter, light brown and granulated sugars, and creamy peanut butter in a large bowl until smooth.  

STEP-3

Add eggs and vanilla and stir. Ingredients: 2 large eggs, room temperature, 1 tbsp (15 ml) vanilla essence, 256 g creamy peanut butter, 200 g light brown sugar, 50 g granulated sugar.  

STEP-4

Add dry ingredients to wet until barely combined. I suggest using around ½ of the dry ingredients. Most chocolate pieces should be folded. Reserve ½ cup for cookie bar topping.  

STEP-5

Cut 2 cups (340 g) semi-sweet chocolate chips.Press cookie dough into pan. Spread chocolate chip cookie dough on the pan with a flexible spatula. Place reserved chocolate chips on top.  

STEP-6

Bake bars for 22–27 minutes until edges are light golden brown, slightly puffed, and slightly pulled away from pan sides.   

STEP-7

Cool peanut butter chocolate chip bar cookies on the hot pan for 25–30 minutes.  

STEP-8

Put remaining parchment paper on the long sides of the pan to gently raise the bars to cool on a cooling rack after the cookies have cooled enough to remove without breaking. Slice and enjoy!  

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