Jill's Peanut Butter Cookie Bars (People's choice winner at the 2010 cookie fest)


So Jill brought the best cookie this year.

I know why... that peanut butter and chocolate combination just can't be beat!


I baked up a batch of these this afternoon. They will certainly go on my list of treats to take to picnics and pot lucks.

Jill's Peanut Butter Cookie Bars


3/4 cup butter
3/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup dark brown sugar
3/4 cup creamy PB
2 eggs
1/2 tsp. vanilla
3/4 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1 1/2 cups oats
1 1/2 cups flour
1 bag of milk chocolate chips

Cream together butter and sugars. Add PB and eggs. Beat until smooth. Add vanilla, soda, salt, oats and flour and press into a greased cookie sheet. Bake for 15 minutes at 375. Place chocolate chips over hot bars and melt in oven for a few minutes. With a knife smooth out chocolate chips. Allow to cool completely.

Frosting:
1/2 cup peanut butter
1/2 cup softened butter
1 - 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar (add until it's at a desired consistency...I used 1 1/2 cups)
1/2 tsp vanilla
2 T milk

Mix all ingredients together and spread over cooled bars.

To add some color, I grated a little semi-sweet chocolate over the top.


These are best if served completely cooled.

16 comments:

Cristie said...

What a beautiful bar! How can you go wrong with the combination of chocolate and peanutbutter?

purseblogger said...

Oh.My.Goodness! How did you know that peanut butter is my favorite? These look aMAzing!

Simply Life said...

WOW, those look incredible!

kelliscakes said...

oh my yum!!! I need to try these out! They look delicious! LOVE peanut butter and chocolate!

Baking Addict said...

These look amazing. I love peanut butter now (didn't use to eat it previously) Definitely need to try these in the near future.

Valen said...

Oh my gosh these look so good!! I love chocolate peanut combination.

Heather @ Gerber Days said...

These were really yummy! I can't wait to make them!!

kristeeny said...

those look delishhh!!! i love peanut butter!! great recipe!!

Rick said...

I see why it is a winner.

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Valerie said...

Yummmmmmy!!!! I love peanut butter frosting. These are on the top of my to try list.

Baking Addict said...

I just made mine yesterday and they were divine. I modified it very slightly as I was unsure of a few things but they turned out great. How many grams is in 1 bag of chocolate chips? How did you bake the bars as yours looks much thinner.

Megan B said...

Baking Addict-

A standard bag of chocolate chips is 12 oz (340 grams).

I baked mine in a standard half sheet pan. 13 by 18 inches, or 33 by 46 centimeters approximately.

-Megan

Baking Addict said...

Thanks Megan. I've linked your blog from my post.

http://themorethanoccasionalbaker.blogspot.com/2010/05/peanut-butter-cookie-bars.html

ChefBoyRV said...

They sound great for camping too! Congrats on making Foodie Blogroll's featured blog!

Katie said...

Look delicious. There is something about the combination of peanut butter and chocolate and is hard to beat

Chef Dennis said...

this is perfection!!! I can see why it won.....thanks so much for sharing such a great recipe...I know my girls will absolutely love them!