Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookie Bars

by aimee @ shugarysweets on May 1, 2012

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookie Bars
Not for the faint of heart. These are truly peanut butter-licious!

This is a crazy week here at our home. Spring sports are now in session. Add to that several commitments I made with catering and you have a full schedule. What makes a crazy night better?

Yep, chocolate and peanut butter. And now, with these bars, I don’t have to dip candy bars in my peanut butter jar. Not that I do that often.
Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookie Bars

Yield: 24 bars

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 Tbsp milk
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 15 oz peanut butter morsels, divided
  • 1 cup Reese's pieces candies

Instructions

  1. Beat butter and sugars for 3 minutes. Add eggs, milk and vanilla. Add in flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt. Mix completely. Fold in 10 oz peanut butter chips and Reese's pieces candy.
  2. Spread dough (with fingertips) into a large cookie sheet. Bake in a 375 degree oven for 18-20 minutes. Remove and cool. Cut into 24 bars.
  3. Melt remaining peanut butter chips according to package directions (I used the microwave at 30 second intervals). Put melted chips into a ziploc sandwich bag, snip off the corner and drizzle over cooled cookie bars. Allow to set, about 15 minutes. Enjoy!
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Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar May 2, 2012 at 12:13 am

These sound so yummy! Love it!

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Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust May 2, 2012 at 1:57 am

Love these bars. Wow, my mouth is watering!

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SerenaB May 2, 2012 at 2:27 am

I have just taken peanut butter brownies out of the oven! These look delish! Have a great week!

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Jocelyn May 2, 2012 at 4:22 am

Well, hello there yummy chocolate bar!!! Chocolate and peanut butter is a must have for days when you are super busy! I think these are a must for days when I have nothing to do too;-)

LOL at dipping candy bars in peanut butter…been there done that!!!

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Julie @ Table for Two May 2, 2012 at 12:08 pm

guh, seriously love all your sweet combinations..they make me drool every morning and makes me want sweets at 8am! haha

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Holly May 2, 2012 at 4:13 pm

Mmmmm… I adore all of your yummy treats you post! Even though it’s only 10 am here, Id eat a few of these right now!

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Anna @ hiddenponies May 3, 2012 at 3:37 am

Ooh, these look AHHH-mazing! My idea of a perfect treat!

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Katrina {In Katrina's Kitchen} May 3, 2012 at 12:03 pm

Peanut butter is missing in my life since we found out my youngest’s allergy. Can I come over and sneak in a few pb nibbles at your house?

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Melanie@MailboxJourney May 3, 2012 at 1:32 pm

Those look delicious!

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Erin @ The Spiffy Cookie May 3, 2012 at 1:48 pm

Mmm I can totally handle these

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Six Sisters May 8, 2012 at 3:10 am

These bars look so good! We hope to see you back next week to our “Strut Your Stuff Saturday.” Thanks for coming!! -The Sisters

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