4.17.2013

peanut butter chocolate chip cookie dough bars


Let us sing for joy. I made something packed with peanut butter, chocolate, sugar, butter, and calories. 

Good gracious, things such as this make my heart go pitter-patter. Yah, it's been awhile since I baked something not healthy. I mean, hey, healthy sweets are good every once in awhile. But everything in moderation, amiright? 


Of course, since my tastebuds haven't felt the presence of sugar in awhile due to the diet, I'm gonna be honest. I OD'd it on these. 

Totally, full-on, stuffed my face, couldn't stop, over did it. 

It's funny because I haven't cheated with dairy or gluten at all {I haven't had BREAD in weeks. Truth.}, but I have allowed sugar which is the thing I need to cut out the most. That probably made no sense, but just act like you understand, ok? 


Anyways. I ate a lot of these last night. They made me happy. And hyper. And I think you should make them. I'm happy we had company over that I was able to send them home with. Ooooootherwise, I would have eaten the whole dang pan by myself. Seriously, there might be something illegal in there. 

These bars literally taste like straight up peanut butter chocolate chip cookie dough. HEA.VEN.LY. For shizzle. 

The good thing is, you can eat it all straight from the bowl if that's what your little heart desires. It's safe to eat- no flour {because raw flour tastes icky} or egg. Press into a pan, cover it in chocolate, roll it into balls, eat it with a spoon, do what you wish.


peanut butter chocolate chip cookie dough bars


1/2 c. butter, softened
3/4 c. peanut butter
2 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
1 1/2 c. dark brown sugar
2 1/2 c. powdered sugar
1 c. chocolate chips + 1 more cup for topping if desired

In a large bowl, whisk together butter, peanut butter, vanilla, and brown sugar. Add powdered sugar and mix until combined. Fold in chocolate chips and press into a greased pan {mine was small- like 5x6, but you could use a bigger pan for thinner bars} If desired, melt 1 c. chocolate chips and pour on top. Chill in refrigerator for 2+ hours and cut into squares.


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32 comments:

  1. *drools* Girl, I'm going to do this recipe as soon as I have the chance! And then I'm going to gorge myself :D Chocolate+peanut butter=my favorite things ever put together :D Thank you so much for this recipe! And sorry about the lack of bread :(

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    1. hahaha! Yes ma'am! Give it a shot :)

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  2. My husband is obsessed with peanut butter and chocolate anything, he would love these!

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    1. My entire FAMILY is obsessed with chocolate and peanut butter too :)

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  3. Goodness gracious these look amazing! Anything peanut butter and chocolate is heavenly, in my opinion.

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    1. Yes! Chocolate and peanut butter are THE BEST!

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  4. Oh my giddy goodness these look delicious! I must, must, must try this ASAP. New follower right here :)

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    1. Definitely give them a try and let me know what you think :) Thanks for reading!

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  5. your pictures on this one are gorgeous and these bars sound amazing!

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  6. I know what dessert I'm making next. :D

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  7. Yummy...Thanks for sharing. Follow each other, Sophie.

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  9. drooling. they look delish!!!! i love my pb and chocolate!!

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  10. Made these for Father's Day. My hubby loves Reese's. The kids got to help, and these were Divine!

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  11. I absolutely adore this page! I tried this out ad they were so yummy!:)

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  12. Perfect for a hot summer day, a nice dessert without having to turn ON the oven!!!!
    These are chilling in the fridge as I type!!

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  13. Made these for teacher appreciation luncheon, I knew one teacher was GF and everyone loved them GF does NOT mean Gross Food!!!!

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  14. These are so easy and quick to make! Also awesome that they happen to be gluten free :) they're always a big hit!

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  15. I made these with a peanut butter substitute (wowbutter) because my son is allergic, and I can't have gluten. Oh. My. Goodness....... To absolutely die for! Tastes a lot like a buckeye but in bar form. Delicious!

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  16. I just made these and they were so yummy. However my mixture was very crumbly. I did pres into the bottom of the pan, hoping that would change things, but even after some hours chilling it was that way. I kept checking the recipe measurements. Any idea what I might have done wrong?

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    1. Did you put a half cup of butter in, or a half STICK? It should be a half cup (one full stick).

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  17. These cookies are delicious. I think they stay "fresher" longer than most cookies I make. I shared them w/ my mom & she thought they were the best cookies she's ever eaten!
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  18. Awesome Sauce!! My entire family loved them and I am so excited, being GF, that I can have them. I also found my mixture to be a bit crumbly but just tweaked it some as I was putting it together.
    Thank you so much for sharing!!

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  19. These sound divine. I am keen to make them. In South Africa we use different terms so I just need to check if what you call powdered sugar is what we call castor sugar - the granulated sugar made very fine? Or is it icing sugar - I doubt that it is but best to check before I start 😳

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  20. These looked amazing to us, but WOW... waaaaaaaaay too sweet for this family! My kids said it tasted like sugar and I had a headache right away. I had to throw the whole batch away, dairy free chocolate chips, organic peanut butter and all. Opted for my own recipe of pb, honey and almond flour. It was desishes. Glad for the inspiration though.

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    1. Thank you for recommendation! 4 cups of sugar is WAY to much for this family plus mine was gritty . I love where this recipe is going, though. :)

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  21. OMG these look amazing! obsessed with peanut butter and cookie dough and have been looking for a safe recipe to eat raw cookie dough; thank you so much for putting this out there!

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