From The Kitchen Of Rachelle Underwood

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookie Bars

Have I got a recipe for you! This recipe is courtesy of my friend Jenny Johnson. She is a wonderful baker, and I love her treats. After I tried this I came home and told my husband that I had a new top 10 favorite treat, and these are it! First of all, this recipe is so easy. Second of all, I had never had these before and the flavors/textures were PERFECT in my book. The bottom layer is a peanut butter/oat cookie, followed by a thin chocolate layer, followed by a thin layer of peanut butter buttercream frosting. So, so, good! This recipe makes a ton. If you want to half this recipe, it works out great. My friends, family, and followers MUST try this one. If only I could attach an audio of my voice describing how much i love would be convinced.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookie Bars

1 c sugar
1 c brown sugar
1 c butter, softened
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
1 c creamy peanut butter
2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
2 c flour
2 c quick oats
1 1/2 c semi-sweet chocolate chips

1/3 c butter, softened
1/3 c peanut butter
1 tsp vanilla
2 1/2 c powdered sugar
dash of salt
milk for desired consistency

Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Combine butter and sugars until fluffy. Add peanut butter, vanilla and eggs, mix well. Add dry ingredients to wet until combined. Spread into a greased cookie sheet. Cook for 15 minutes. When the cookie layer comes out of the oven, sprinkle chocolate chips evenly all over the cookie layer. Let chocolate chips sit until they turn shinny. Spread them evenly over the cookie layer until covered. Let cool completely. Mix frosting ingredients until desired consistency reached. Spread a thin layer of the buttercream over the chocolate layer.


~Judy~ said...

This sounds awesome! My Family will love these as chocolate cake with peanut butter frosting is their favorite.
Hope all is well with you in Hawaii since the trouble in Japan.

farmhouse mama said...

I made this tonight for my family and it was awesome! It even got a "you can make this again" from my husband who is very hard to please in the sweet department. :) I'm a chocolate fan and would probably double the amount of chocolate chips next time though. My hips do not thank you. ha! Thanks for posting your recipes.

lisa g. said...

Can these be made in a 9 x 13" pyrex or a 15" pyrex? I really wana bake these but need this advice, please. Also would the baking time be different with these pyrex sizes? Any help is appreciated. Thx U!

Rachelle Underwood said...

Thanks for commenting Lisa G. You could half the recipe and make these in a 9x13 pan. You bar may be a little thinner, so I would decrease baking time 3 minutes about. All you are looking for in the cooked cookie, is for the edges to look slightly golden. The cookie will set up as it cools. I hope this helps!

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