It was only a few days ago that I saw these on Bridget’s blog, Bake at 350 (one of my favorites!) and I immediately made them. My fellow opera choristers asked if I would make cookies for our hard-working chorus master as a gift for opening night; of course I decided these would be perfect. Everybody loves the combination of peanut butter and chocolate! Plus, I just love how simple and quick they are to make- mix all the ingredients, throw it in a pan and you’re done! And did I mention how delicious they are?! Oh boy….soft, chewy, slightly gooey from the chocolate chips and just a tad salty, which I just love. In fact, I was so impressed with these, I’m going to be making them (among lots of other goodies) for a friend’s housewarming party in a couple of weeks. These are just the perfect dessert to make when you’re craving something sweet, soft and chewy- so quick and easy and oh-so satisfying!

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Bars
-Bake at 350

6 tablespoons unsalted butter
1/2 cup peanut butter
1 cup sugar
1/4 cup light brown sugar, packed
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup flour
1/4 teaspoon coarse salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 cup chocolate chips (semi-sweet)

Preheat oven to 350. Lightly grease an 8 x 8″ pan (I doubled the recipe and used a 9 x 13 pan)
Whisk together the flour, salt and baking powder. Set aside.
Cream the butter and peanut butter together until smooth. Beat in the sugars until combined.
Add the eggs, one at a time, scraping down the bowl after each addition. Stir in the vanilla.
Stir in the flour mixture. Add the chocolate chips, stirring until combined.
Spread the batter into the prepared pan. Bake for about 30- 32 minutes. Cool completely before cutting.

***Oh, and don’t forget about the cute-as-a-button sprinkle contest I’m in! Vote for my ‘Bubble Bath’ sprinkle mix here!!

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  1. i just saw those on her blog this morning and they look sooo good!! i’m gonna have to make these soon…they’d be perfect to take to bible study!

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    Comment by ashley — May 27, 2010 @ 12:15 PM

  2. These look great!

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    Comment by Kathy @ The Sugar Queen — May 27, 2010 @ 2:49 PM

  3. I saw these, too. They look fabulous.

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    Comment by Memoria — May 27, 2010 @ 5:04 PM

  4. I made my 2nd batch last night and was just telling my son today….I bet I could double this in a 9 x 13″ pan. Now I don’t have to wonder anymore. :)

    We sent ours out of the house…with the exception of 4. 2 of those 4 are why I went for a long walk tonight! ;)

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    Comment by bridget {bake at 350} — May 27, 2010 @ 8:28 PM

  5. Love the recipe and I also wanted to say that your sprinkle mix is the best so I voted for you!

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    Comment by Jen — May 28, 2010 @ 7:59 AM

  6. chocolate pb anything is a win in my book!!! yum!

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    Comment by natalie (the sweets life) — May 29, 2010 @ 8:18 PM

  7. These look so delicious! I love peanut butter chocolate chip cookies and these look even easier!

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    Comment by elizabeth — May 30, 2010 @ 3:41 PM

  8. Oh man, these sound so good! You can’t go wrong with peanut butter and chocolate. I’ll have to make them for my husband soon :)

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    Comment by Tracey — May 31, 2010 @ 3:27 PM

  9. These sound delicious, I think I’ll fix them for our dessert tonight!

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    Comment by Christen — July 7, 2010 @ 4:26 PM

  10. Im making these for my hubby tonight!
    Perfect recipe for a work night!
    One pan cookies! Yay!
    and Thanks for sharing!

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    Comment by Purpleme — June 6, 2011 @ 11:06 PM

  11. I made these this week and loved them! Chewy, chocolate and Pb – can’t go wrong. Thanks for the recipe and I love your site!

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    amy Reply:

    Awesome! I’m so glad!! I made them the other night with chocolate chip cookie dough and it rocked!

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    Comment by Lindsay — January 10, 2012 @ 7:23 PM

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