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peanut butter chocolate chip bars by nor

Recipe by
Nor Mac
Northern, MA

I created this recipe to be easy. I wanted it to be easier than making cookies. The result became a bar cookie. They are a cross between a bar cookie and a brownie. These bars were very well received in my home. They are not dry at all. They have a nice subtle chewiness, and the top has a little crispiness. These would be great to bring to a party, dessert, or snack. Enjoy!

yield 12 - 16 bars
prep time 10 Min
cook time 30 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For peanut butter chocolate chip bars by nor

  • 1 1/3 c
    all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp
    baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp
    salt (omit if using salted butter)
  • 3/4 c
    smooth peanut buttet
  • 1/2 c
    softened butter
  • 3/4 c
    light brown sugar packed
  • 1/2 c
    granulated sugar
  • 1 lg
  • 1 lg
    egg yolk
  • 2 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 1 c
    chocolate chips
  • 1/2 c
    nuts optional

How To Make peanut butter chocolate chip bars by nor

  • 1
    Pre heat oven to 350° Grease a 9x 9” or 8”x8” Square metal baking pan . You may use a glass pan as well. It may take five minutes longer to bake using a glass pan.
  • 2
    In a large bowl. Whisk together the flour baking powder and salt. Set aside.
  • 3
    In another large bowl. Beat together peanut butter, butter, brown sugar and granulated sugar. Mix until smooth.
  • 4
    Add in the eggs one at a time. Beat on low between additions. Do not over beat. Beat until incorporated.
  • 5
    Add in the vanilla extract. Beat on low until combined.
  • 6
    Add flour mixture in thirds. Mix in between each addition of flour. Mix until combined well. Add in the chocolate chips and nuts and mix until combined.
  • 7
    Press dough into square baking pan. Bake approximately 30 minutes. Toothpick should come out clean or with a couple of crumbs on it. Do not overbake. Over baking could cause the cookie to be dry.
  • 8
    Remove from oven. Let brownies cool. Cut into squares.