Yield: 24 bars

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Bars

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 24 minutes
Total Time 34 minutes

Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars taste even better when they're swirled with creamy peanut butter! These Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Bars are a must try for anyone who can't get enough chocolate and peanut butter treats.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup salted butter, softened
  • ⅔ cup light brown sugar, packed
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 ¼ cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 3 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • ¾ cup creamy peanut butter

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a 9x13 baking dish with parchment paper, set aside.
  2. In a mixing bowl beat butter and sugars until creamy, about 2-3 minutes.
  3. Add in eggs and vanilla extract and beat until blended. Add in flour and baking soda.
  4. Fold in chocolate chips.
  5. Spread half of the dough (using fingertips) in the bottom of the baking dish. Dollop the peanut butter onto the dough. I used a 1 Tbsp cookie scoop to do this. Do not spread the peanut butter, drop by teaspoon or tablespoon instead.
  6. Top with remaining cookie dough (it's okay if some of the peanut butter shows).
  7. Bake in preheated oven for 22-24 minutes. Remove from oven and cool completely in pan.
  8. Cut into bars and enjoy.

Notes

  • Choose a traditional peanut butter, like Jif or Skippy, not a natural version.
  • Don't spread the peanut butter, you'll thank me later when you take a bite with a creamy swirl of peanut butter.
  • Cool completely before cutting into bars. Store in airtight container at room temperature for up to 5 days, or freeze for up to 3 months.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

24

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 305Total Fat: 19gSaturated Fat: 10gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 36mgSodium: 162mgCarbohydrates: 34gFiber: 2gSugar: 22gProtein: 5g

*Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietitian for special diet advice.

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