Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars

Peanut butter and chocolate is my husband Marc’s favorite food combination in the world. He’s had such a crazy schedule lately, especially as we get ready for the Holidays. So I decided that he needed some home baked goodness when he got home from work that had his favorite combo. These chocolate peanut butter bars fit the bill so perfectly! Best of all, I made them quickly in one bowl so that I kept up with my own crazy schedule.

The batter for the chocolate peanut butter bars really was simple. The base was lots of butter and chunky peanut butter. I loved using the chunky peanut butter because it gave such fantastic texture. Then I just kept stirring in the rest of the ingredients until I had a thick, gorgeous mixture!
I spread that batter evenly into my well sprayed 8 x 8 pan. Those are my favorite pans to use for bars like this because it makes them nice and thick.
The chocolate peanut butter bars took about 40-45 minutes to bake in my 350 oven. I wanted the top to be dry and the edges slightly crisp. The inside still was a little gooey from the melty chocolate, which was perfect!

I let them cool completely before I cut them into 16 little squares. Oh my goodness, they were everything I hoped for and more! The peanut butter flavored bars with all of that melty chocolate dotted throughout was heaven. Marc was even more thrilled to come home to some freshly baked goodness with his favorite combination. I hope you all love this yummy treat as much as we did! xoxo

Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars
Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars
Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars
Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars
5 from 1 vote
Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars
Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
45 mins
Total Time
1 hr
 

These chocolate peanut butter bars are such an easy, fantastic treat! They get slightly crisp on the outside while they stay a little gooey on the inside.

Course: Dessert
Keyword: Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars
Servings: 16 bars
Calories: 313 kcal
Author: Jeanie and Lulu's Kitchen
Ingredients
  • 1 1/2 sticks salted butter
  • 1/2 cup chunky peanut butter
  • 1 1/2 cups dark brown sugar
  • 2 whole eggs
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
Instructions
  1. Pre-heat the oven to 350 and spray an 8 x 8 dish with cooking spray. First, combine the butter and chunky peanut butter in a large, microwave safe bowl. Microwave them for 30 seconds, then stir them together. Microwave them another 30 seconds and stir them some more. They should be completely melted at this point. Then stir in the brown sugar, followed by the eggs and vanilla extract. Slowly add in the flour, baking powder, and cinnamon after then. Finally, fold in the chocolate chips.
  2. Spread the batter into an even layer in the prepared baking dish and bake it for 40-45 minutes. The top should be dry and starting to crisp up around the edges, while the center will still be slightly gooey. Let them cool completely, then cut them into 16 squares by making 3 equal cuts both vertically and horizontally. Serve them immediately or store in an airtight container for up to 3 days. Enjoy!!
Nutrition Facts
Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars
Amount Per Serving (1 bar)
Calories 313 Calories from Fat 156
% Daily Value*
Fat 17.3g27%
Saturated Fat 8.8g55%
Cholesterol 43mg14%
Sodium 112mg5%
Potassium 138mg4%
Carbohydrates 37.4g12%
Fiber 2.1g9%
Sugar 22.1g25%
Protein 5.4g11%
Calcium 30mg3%
Iron 2.5mg14%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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11 thoughts on “Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars”

  1. Yum!! These look absolutely delicious! I will definetly have to try them! My husband loves anything peanut butter so I don’t think they would last long here!

  2. Oh those peanut butter bars look really moist and delicious. I bet they get over fast at home. πŸ™‚ I know my husband wouldn’t be able to contain himself at the sight of those babies.

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