Do you have a dish or dessert that friends and family are constantly requesting? There is one dessert I make that people are always asking for, and go and figure, it is one of the easiest recipes I have ever made. I actually was hesitant to post it on the blog in case my friends see this and decide they don’t need my baking services anymore because they can do it themselves;-)
These Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars are so easy but oh so delicious. They are rich and fudgy and begin and end with chocolate chip cookie, what could be bad?
Interestingly enough, this is actually a Pillsbury recipe. Pillsbury has some great, easy recipes on their website. Usually I’ll prefer desserts completely made from scratch, but there is a time and a place for shortcuts if the outcome is still tasty! My mom made this recipe a few years ago and replaced the top layer of cookie with melted chocolate, but I am sticking with the basics here.
Not only is this easy, but the ingredient list is super short. All you need are 3 1/2 ingredients (I count vanilla as a half:-)).
Here are the easy steps:
Mix your peanut butter, powdered sugar and vanilla
I actually reduced the portion of peanut butter this time around and was happier with the result. The bars cooked perfectly.
Your peanut butter batter will be very thick. Mixer not necessary but easier.
Layer about 2/3 of the cookie dough and then the peanut butter
Top with drops of the remaining cookie dough
Try not to eat them all in one sitting
- 1 roll of chocolate chip cookie dough, 16.5 oz
- 1 cup creamy peanut butter
- 1 cup confectioners sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees
- Combine peanut butter, sugar and vanilla and set aside
- Spread ⅔ of cookie dough in 8x8 or 9x9 ungreased baking pan
- Spread peanut butter mixture on top of cookie dough
- Drop remaining cookie dough on top of peanut butter layer
- Bake 28-33 minutes or until golden brown
- Cool before cutting. Serve at room temperature
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oh wow these look yummy xxxxx
Delicious, send some my way right this minute!
i would if i hadn’t finished the batch;-)
oh those do look pretty amazing!!!
Those look delicious. I like the idea of using the cookie dough on top instead of mixing them. My husband would love these. Thanks for the idea!
thanks! it is almost like a cookie cobbler topping
I love how easy this looks and how few ingredients it uses. Plus, who can resist anything that has peanut butter and chocolate in it?
i totally agree! i know i can’t lol
Personally I like eating the cookie dough off the top – crispy on the outside, gooey on the inside :)
I. MUST. TRY. THIS!!!!!! :) This seems so great for any occasion!!!!!
So simple but so so yummy looking! I’m not above using premade ingredients when I’m crunched for time. :) Thanks for sharing this fun recipe!
These sound really yummy and I love the idea of the cookies on top!
So these look incredible!!!!!!!! And because they seem so easy to make, I may just have to make them later today!!!!!! I’ll let you know how they turn out! Thanks Lauren!
P.S. Ummm…… Did you say that we were supposed to eat them absolutely and positively right away????!!!!! Cause that’s what I’m thinking!!!! :)
I can’t believe how easy these are! Perfect for me because I’m not a very good baker.
well, it’s official…i’m making those immediately!
yay! and careful, they won’t last long:-)
Yum! This dessert has everything in it! :)
These look delicious!! Peanut butter and chocolate chip cookies together?! YUM!
It’s usually the simplest and easiest recipes that people like the most! These look delicious – I can see why they are requested.
Well….you just described 3 of my favorite things in the title! I must make these!! Just came across your blog from ELR….I’ll definitely be back!
thanks for visiting, so glad you like the blog!!
I can see why these would be much requested – they look amazing!
This looks fantastic!! I’ve been reading quite a few posts lately that seem like awesome promos for cold milk … this recipe is no exception!
I think I could possibly take down an entire batch right now.
:D thanks for sharing!
YUMMMMMY! These look very tempting.
I saw these and bookmarked them the other day. They look so yummy!
Thanks for stopping by my site – I totally am trying to get over my fear of yeast as well. Its a rather intimidating ingredient for some reason and I am glad I am not alone there! Hopefully a pizza dough (again) next!
I’m a peanut butter addict..yumm!