Save Room for Dessert…Peanut Butter Cookie Bars

Today’s Save Room for Dessert post is an older post from my blog.  I’m somewhat kitchen-impaired at the moment, due to an issue of cat supremacy.  These cookie bars are always a big hit when I make them, as well as super easy, which is a definite plus! 
Peanut Butter Cookie Bars
1 stick unsalted butter, softened

1/4 cup peanut butter, crunchy or smooth
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 large egg
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup flour
1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
6 oz bag peanut butter chips

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Spray a 9×9 square baking dish with non-stick spray and line with parchment paper, leaving an overhang on opposite sides so that you can lift out the bars when they are done.
With a fork, whisk the flour, baking powder and salt together; set aside.

Cream together the butter, peanut butter, brown sugar, and vanilla, about 4 minutes.
Beat in the egg.
Stir in the dry ingredients, then the peanut butter chips.
Spread batter in prepared baking dish.

Bake for 25-30 minutes, or until wooden pick comes out with a few crumbs attached.***
***When I’ve made these before, they baked in less than 30 minutes, but sometimes they take as long as 45 minutes; to be on the safe side, please check your bars at 25 minutes. 

Ooooh…these look absoluetly gooey! My hubby will love these!!! Thanks for sharing!

Lyndsey…thanks for stopping by my blog! Denise waving from Creative Kitchen

Sweet and Savory

Louanne, you always make food look better than most. This is the best peanut bar, I have seen. Usually, the name of the recipe, would not pull me in, but this time, the photo did it.

Rivki Locker (Ordinary Blogger)

I very sadly gave up baking with peanuts because they seem to be a migraine trigger for my husband. Plus the kids’ schools are nut free. When I make PB cookies, I eat the entire thing! But, I just might make an exception for these. What’s nice about PB recipes is that I am pretty much guaranteed they won’t all disappear before I get a chance to try some! 🙂
Thanks for a great post.