Friday, May 4, 2012
I love peanut butter. I love chocolate. So what better than these delicious bars. They were so perfect to make with the kids on a rainy day. It kept them busy and they both loved helping. I think they love to consume more than help, but I am OK with that too! We made these into bars only in the interest of time. But these would be awesome cookies too! I know what you will say when you see the amount of butter that is in these, and I will admit that I was a smidge taken aback by the amount. But it definitely keeps them moist and delicious!
2 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cup cocoa powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/4 cups (2 1/2 sticks) butter, or margarine, softened
2 cups sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla
1 2/3 cups (10 oz pkg.) Peanut butter chips
1. Heat oven to 350 degrees
2. Stir together flour, cocoa powder, baking soda and salt. Beat butter and sugar in large bowl with mixer until fluffy. Add eggs and vanilla; beat well. Gradually add flour mixture, beating well. Stir in peanut butter chips.
3. Drop by rounded teaspoons onto ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 8 to 9 minutes. (Do not over bake; cookies will be soft. They will puff while baking and flatten while cooling.) Cool slightly, remove from cookie sheet to wire rack. Cool completely. Makes about 4 1/2 dozen cookies.
Pan Recipe: Spread batter in greased 15 1/2 x 10 1/2 x 1 inch jelly roll pan (cookie sheet). Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes or until set. Cool completely in pan on wire rack; cut into bars. Makes about 4 dozen bars.