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Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Cookie Bars

Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Cookie Bars are soft and chewy peanut butter cookie bars swirled with melted chocolate chips. The perfect easy dessert!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword bar recipes, chocolate chip, cookie bars, peanut butter
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings 20


  • ½ cup peanut butter creamy
  • cup unsalted butter softened
  • ¾ cup brown sugar packed
  • ¾ cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs room temperature
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1 cup chocolate chips semi-sweet or milk


  • Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F.
  • Spray a 13x9 baking dish with cooking spray.
  • In a large bowl, cream together the peanut butter, butter, brown sugar and sugar until fluffy.
  • Add the eggs and vanilla extract and mix well.
  • In a small bowl, whisk the flour, baking powder and salt.
  • Gradually add the flour mixture to wet ingredients and mix well.
  • Spread the batter into prepared baking dish in an even layer.
  • Sprinkle the chocolate chips over the batter.
  • Bake for 5 minutes, remove and run a knife through the chocolate chips several times in any desired pattern.
  • Return to the oven and continue baking for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Under bake slightly for softer cookies, a little longer for crispy.
  • Remove to wire rack to cool.
  • Cut into squares and store in an airtight container until ready to serve.