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Peanut Butter Chocolate Cookie Bars

chocolate peanut butter cookie bars

Here is a snapshot into how my days have been starting lately:

5:40 AM Jordan awakes and goes to the bathroom, which is down the hall from my room. She flips on the light without closing the door, causing my retinas to burst awake from sleep.

5:45 AM She heads back to her room, leaving the light on and the bathroom door open, ceasing all chances for my return to slumber.

5:50 AM She comes to stare at me from my doorway.

5:52 AM I give in and ask why she’s up so early. She pulls the “I’m scared” card. I try to give her a hug and send her back to her room but drop the No Wire Hangers! act and let her get into bed with me on strict instruction to BE QUIET and LAY STILL.

6:07 AM I can feel her tenseness, knowing it has been unbelievably hard for her to not move for a whole 15 minutes. I let her snuggle with me.

6:08 AM She kicks me in the shin.

6:09 AM She asks me a question that I answer with a grunt. This answer is not satisfying to her, so she asks again, louder. Process continues.

6:10 AM The music in her head starts to play the Macarena, or so it seems from the dance moves she does up against me while leaning against my back.

6:12 AM She hits me in the face with her elbow.

6:12:36 AM She is released from my bed and allowed to go watch TV. The light in the bathroom is still on.

When I awake to days like these, I need treats. These Peanut Butter Chocolate Cookie Bars fit the bill. A rich peanut butter cookie base topped with a chewy chocolate mixture and chopped peanuts. If you like peanut butter and chocolate, these bars are perfect for you.

I have a feeling I’ll be making them a lot. Since the time the sun rises doesn’t seem to matter to Jordan.

Peanut Butter Chocolate Cookie Bars

Ingredients

  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk
  • 2 ounces unsweetened baking chocolate, melted and cooled
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ cup coarsely chopped peanuts

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Line a 9x9” baking pan with foil and spray with cooking spray. Set aside.
  2. Mix the peanut butter, sugar, and 1 egg in a large bowl by hand. Spread into the bottom of the prepared pan. Bake for 12 minutes. While the crust is baking, make the filling.
  3. In a medium bowl, stir together the melted and cooled chocolate with the sweetened condensed milk. Add remaining egg and vanilla and stir until combined. When crust comes out of the oven, spread chocolate mixture over hot crust. Sprinkle the peanuts evenly on top. Return to oven and bake an additional 20-25 minutes until the top bounces back when you touch it. Cool completely and cut into bars.
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Yield: about 18 bars, depending on size.


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29 Responses to “Peanut Butter Chocolate Cookie Bars”

  1. Candy posted on September 12, 2011 at 7:03 am (#)

    I love anything peanut-butter and chocolate! These look great!

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  2. Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust posted on September 12, 2011 at 7:09 am (#)

    @Candy
    Thank you! I’m a PB&C lover too – I can’t get enough.

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  3. Jocelyn posted on September 12, 2011 at 8:31 am (#)

    Oh my goodness…I need bars like those too! They would definitely help me not be so sleepy today:-)

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  4. Christina @ This Woman Cooks! posted on September 12, 2011 at 1:39 pm (#)

    At least you’ll have these to look forward too. Looks delish!

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  5. Lisa posted on September 12, 2011 at 10:54 pm (#)

    There are just no words to describe how amazing that looks. Love your creativity in coming up with such a glorious recipe.

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  6. SugarBeam posted on September 13, 2011 at 3:02 am (#)

    wow, these babies are heavy hitters! i’m all over these!

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  7. Jennifer posted on September 14, 2011 at 12:46 pm (#)

    I came across your blog on This Chick Cooks and I love your post!

    I would love it if you would drop by Jane Deere and link up to Fusion Fridays with your favorite or most recent recipes, handmade crafts, diy projects, tips & tricks, and how to’s! { open through Wednesday! }

    http://janedeereblog.blogspot.com

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  8. Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust posted on September 14, 2011 at 6:30 pm (#)

    @Jennifer
    Thanks for stopping by! I’ll be sure to check out Fusion Friday. :)

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  9. Trish - Sweetology101 posted on September 14, 2011 at 6:42 pm (#)

    I almost pee’d my pants reading this….hello! This is my life! FUNNY – No wire hangers!! Yes, I loved but hated that movie ya know? And OMG do I feel like her some days………….oh and the bars…freakin look awesome! U FUNNY

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  10. Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust posted on September 15, 2011 at 6:53 am (#)

    @Trish – Sweetology101
    Thank you! I always hope my strange sense of humor will actually translate as funny. :)

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  11. Desi posted on September 15, 2011 at 10:59 am (#)

    Beautiful photography, as always! And I see you have a new linky party… yay!

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  12. Joy @ Joy Of Desserts posted on September 16, 2011 at 5:48 pm (#)

    Funny! :-) You had me laughing, but boy those are hard wake up calls. This sounds really good. No flour. I’m Pinning it so I can make it soon. Thanks, Dorothy.

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  13. Lisa posted on September 17, 2011 at 7:51 pm (#)

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  14. Lisa posted on September 17, 2011 at 7:54 pm (#)

    i laughed my hind end off…i will make the bars simply because i will think “no wire hangers” and “macarena”… lisakaylyons@gmail.com and i might try subbing almond butter for the peanut butter…just for kicks…thanks for making me laugh and bake…xoxo

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  15. Teresa (Embracing the Spectrum) posted on September 17, 2011 at 7:57 pm (#)

    Yum!

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  16. Trish - Sweetology101 posted on October 7, 2011 at 7:41 am (#)

    here back from SWANKY’s blog hop – STUMBLED!

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  17. MrsFoxsSweets posted on October 7, 2011 at 7:42 am (#)

    I just cracked up laughing, my mornings have been a lot like that lately, and a lot starting by 2 or 3am! Your Cookie Bars look yum. I am here from the Swanky hop and you are Stumbled!

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  18. Karen @ Trilogy Edibles posted on October 7, 2011 at 8:04 am (#)

    I know these mornings for sure! tag, you’re stumbled!

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  19. Jess Wakasugi {Life's Simple Measures} posted on October 7, 2011 at 10:53 am (#)

    Stumbled over from Something Swanky! And gosh, who can resist chocolate and peanut butter?! Not me!

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  20. Camille posted on October 7, 2011 at 2:03 pm (#)

    I love PB and Chocolate together! YUM! And I totally have mornings like that . . . ug. I feel for you. :) Stumbled from Something Swanky!
    Camille @
    SixSistersStuff.blogspot.com
    PS We have a link party every Saturday- we would love to have you come share some of your great ideas with us!!

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  21. DANIELLE-HUGS and COOKIES XOXO posted on October 8, 2011 at 8:19 pm (#)

    DID U HEAR THESE CALLING MY NAME????? STUMBLED FROM SOMETHING SWANKY!

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  22. ryobious posted on October 8, 2011 at 8:30 pm (#)

    Anything with peanut butter and chocolate in the name makes me drool! Yum! Stumbled from Something Swanky.

    http://pinchofthisthatandtheother.blogspot.com/

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  23. Screaming Sardine posted on October 9, 2011 at 2:20 pm (#)

    Ohhhhhh myyyyyyyyyyyy! Those look divine. They seriously need to be in my mouth right now!

    Stumbled. :)

    Cheers,
    Tracy Screaming Sardine

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  24. Lisa posted on October 9, 2011 at 5:48 pm (#)

    I could eat the entire pan. When menopausal I could eat two pans.
    Stumbling
    lisa

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  25. Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust posted on October 9, 2011 at 7:12 pm (#)

    @Karen @ Trilogy Edibles
    Thank you! :)

    @Jess Wakasugi
    Not me, that’s for sure. Thank you for stumbling! :)

    @Camille
    PB&C is the best ever! Thanks for stumbling! I’ll be sure to check for your linky. I’m a new follower, so now my reader will remind me. :)

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  26. Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust posted on October 9, 2011 at 7:12 pm (#)

    @DANIELLE-HUGS and COOKIES XOXO
    Lol, thanks! They are pretty awesome. :)

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  27. cialis online posted on November 24, 2011 at 12:49 pm (#)

    Hmmmmmmmmmmm I love peanut butter, chocolate and cookies and all that in one recipe!!!? ooooh myyyyyyy that will be the perfect recipe for me, I will make it of course, can’t wait!!

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  28. Jamie Eliz posted on August 27, 2012 at 4:58 pm (#)

    Hi I love this blog. If you like read blogs go on delightful delicious dinners it is amazing

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