Peanut Butter Chocolate Bars

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I mailed these Peanut Butter Chocolate Bars to my son. His first year of college and final week of tests are coming to an end, AND then it’s SUMMER!!

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peanut butter chips and melted chocolate, a marriage made in heaven!

It may not feel like it, but Summer’s Comin’

Nothin’ on earth that’ll get me hummin’

Like a heat wave comin’, I’ll come runnin’

With her makin’ that tan in the broad daylight

And every night is a Saturday night 🙂

Clint Black sings it and I believe he’s right, Summer’s Comin’!

Peanut Butter and Chocolate Bars
 
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Peanut butter chocolate chips and a swirl of chocolate mixed in the batter. A delicious combination.
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Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 36
Ingredients
  • ½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, solftened
  • ⅓ cup creamy peanut butter
  • ¾ cup granulated sugar
  • ¾ cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 package (10 oz) peanut butter chips (Reese's)
  • ½ cup semi-sweet chocolate chips melted (microwave until smooth. approximately a minute). Cool chocolate.
Instructions
  1. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees. Coat a 13 x 9 x 2 baking pan with cooking spray.
  2. Beat butter and peanut butter in a large mixing bow. Add sugars, beating well. Add eggs one at a time until blended together. Add vanilla.
  3. Sift together flour, baking powder and salt. Add to the peanut butter mixture. Fold in peanut butter chips.
  4. Spread half of the batter on the bottom of the pan, spoon melted chocolate over the first layer of batter. Top with the remaining batter, carefully spreading it over the chocolate layer. Swirl batters together with a knife.
  5. Bake for 35 minutes or until lightly browned on top. Cool and cut into bars.

Chocolate and peanut butter. They are mean’t to be together, you know that. I’ve paired them up before; Chocolate cupcakes with peanut butter frosting, chocolate peanut butter eggs, a late night snack of a spoonful of peanut butter topped with a few chocolate chips – uhh, yes, please and thank you!

This recipe is a basic cookie base laced with peanut butter, peanut butter chips for extra deliciousness, and swirled with some melted semi-sweet chocolate. I know, crazy good.

Peanut Butter Chocolate Bars

One, two, three, Swirl!

I hope the extra sugar in these treats gives my son an extra hour or two of brain power while studying, but go and make a batch of these bars and send them to someone special for no reason at all!

Peanut Butter Chocolate Bars

Don’t forget the milk!

What is your summer schedule like? I’m looking forward to evening barbecues and beach bonfires!

You better start making plans, cause Summer’s Comin’ !!

Interested in more peanut butter recipes? Try these cookies in celebration of National Peanut Butter Cookie Day over at Food is Love Recipes!

Peanut Butter Chocolate Bars

Double wrapped in saran wrap, then foil and put in a ziplock bag before boxing them up to be mailed. Special delivery coming up!

Peanut Butter Chocolate Bars

Reese’s Peanut Butter Chips in each bite. YUM!

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10 Comments on Peanut Butter Chocolate Bars

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    May 8, 2013

    What a delicious package. I am sure your son was delighted to receive this brain-power treat. Wishing him good luck with all his finals.

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      Sandra says:
      May 9, 2013

      Hi Norma! Yes, he always is happy to get a package in the mail with treats! Thanks you 🙂

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    May 10, 2013

    Well. You know how I feel about these bars! I Loooove them. For real.
    P.S. Your nails look great! What color is that?

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      Sandra says:
      May 11, 2013

      Thanks, Heather! the bars are so good – thick cookie, brownie consistency. In a category of their own! I actually got a manicure, so thanks for noticing my nails. No clue on the color. I let them pick it for me 🙂

  3. Love peanut butter and chocolate anything! These really sound delicious and what a nice treat! Great idea to send sugar for finals haha!

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      Sandra says:
      March 18, 2014

      Yes! Who needs to order pizza when you have these bars to much on 🙂

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    Laurie says:
    June 13, 2014

    Absolutely lovely recipe! Thanks so much for connecting them to my Celebration of National Peanut butter Cookie Day! Great Add!

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