Thursday, June 20, 2013

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Bars

I am back. And what better way to celebrate than with some sweet treats. As much as I love cookies sometimes bars are much easier to put together.

There are so rich and dense packed full of lots of peanut butter and peanut butter chips. I am bringing them to a potluck at work today.  Too scared to keep something so tempting in our house for long.

Of course I had to sample a bit before sharing with others just in case they didn't turn out well. Nothing like a dessert at 6am.  Mr. J also wanted to get into the action.  Is there such a thing as an appetizer to breakfast?

What do you like to bring to a picnic or potluck?

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Bars

by Emily Morris
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Ingredients (16 bars)
  • 6 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 3/4 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2/3 cup chunky peanut butter
  • 2 each eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter chips
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line an 8-inch square baking pan with foil so that the foil comes up the sides of the pan and overhangs slightly.

In a medium saucepan over medium-low heat, melt the butter. When it's melted, remove the pan from the heat and whisk in the sugars and peanut butter until the ingredients are all incorporated. Let stand to cool slightly, about 5 minutes.

In a large mixing bowl, whisk the eggs, then whisk in the vanilla. When the peanut butter mixture has cooled, stir it into the eggs until smooth and incorporated. Stir in the flour and salt until incorporated, then stir in the chocolate chunks and peanut butter chips.

Spread the batter in the prepared pan, smoothing the top. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes, until just set. Place on a rack to cool.

When the brownies are cool, turn out onto a cutting board. Peel off foil, turn brownies over, and slice into 16 squares. Brownies will keep for several days stored in an airtight container.
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  1. OMg I'm jealous of everyone at that potluck

    1. They ate them up so fast. Sad because I wanted one. Glad because all of them weren't staring me in the face!

  2. Okay... this is my kind of sweet treat. I love chocolate and pb together. :) I have been known to just put some mini choc chips on a spoon of pb and enjoy. :)

  3. yes please!!! These look amazing Emily!!

  4. Ooh... I'm helpless around peanut butter chips. They need to be ripped from my hands and removed from my house! :)

  5. There is something so satisfying about sinking your teeth into a thick bar! Everyone loves cookies but bars are a real treat - these look amazing.


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