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Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

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  • Author: Julie
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 22 minutes
  • Total Time: 42 minutes
  • Yield: 18 bars 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: American


These Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars are perfect for when you need a soft, chewy cookie in a hurry!


  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup creamy or crunchy peanut butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Prepare a 9 by 9 inch baking pan by spraying with nonstick spray, and then lining with parchment paper, leaving excess paper hanging over two sides of the baking pan (for easy removal later).
  3. In the bowl of an electric stand mixer, cream together the butter and sugars on medium speed. Add the eggs and mix. Then add the peanut butter and vanilla extract. Mix until smooth.
  4. In a separate bowl, mix flour, baking soda, and salt. Add to the wet ingredients on low speed, mixing until a dough forms. Mix in the chocolate chips, and then scoop the batter into the prepared pan and smooth into an even layer.
  5. Bake for 22-23 minutes. The edges should be starting to turn light brown.
  6. Let the bars cool in the pan, and then use the parchment paper to lift the cookie out of the pan to transfer to a cutting board. Use a sharp knife to cut into bars. Store in an airtight container.


  • Serving Size: 1 Bar
  • Calories: 234
  • Sugar: 16g
  • Sodium: 185mg
  • Fat: 12g
  • Saturated Fat: 5.7g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 5.6g
  • Trans Fat: 0.2g
  • Carbohydrates: 29g
  • Fiber: 1.5g
  • Protein: 4.3g
  • Cholesterol: 34mg