Easy Peanut Butter Chip Cookie Bars

Easy Peanut Butter Chip Cookie Bars Easy cookie bars using refrigerated cookie dough and those all-American mainstays of the pantry – peanut butter and chocolate chips.

Ingredients

Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

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Time Details

    PREP : 20 mins

    COOK : 30 mins

    TOTAL : 50 mins

    SERVING : 12

    YIELD : 1 dozen cookie bars

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line an 8-inch-square baking pan with heavy duty aluminum foil.

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  • Slice off 1/3 the dough, creating 2 portions. Pat the bigger portion into the bottom of the prepared pan. Reserve the smaller portion for topping.

  • Combine peanut butter and vanilla extract in a bowl. Beat using an electric mixer on low speed until creamy. Add confectioners’ sugar slowly, 1 tablespoon at a time, beating well after each addition. Add chocolate chips.

  • Drop spoonfuls of the peanut butter mixture onto the cookie dough in the baking pan and pat down to cover the dough. Crumble reserved dough into pebble-like chunks; drop over the peanut butter layer. Pat down slightly.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until edges are golden, about 30 minutes. Let cool in the pan. Lift cookies out by the aluminum foil and cut into bars.

Per Serving: 430 calories; protein 7.5g; carbohydrates 47.3g; fat 25.7g; cholesterol 4.5mg; sodium 250.4mg.