peanutty peanut butter bars

with a double dose of smooth peanut butter and chopped roasted peanuts, these bar cookies are the perfect treat for peanut lovers everywhere! add the mini chocolate chips and you automatically ‘up’ the yum factor! the best thing about these cookies is that they are super-easy! it takes about 10 minutes to mix the ingredients and get the dough into the pan – and then just about another 30 minutes to bake. they are a quick and easy snack, and get rave reviews! and they can be ‘dressed up’ quite nicely by adding a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top, and drizzled with a bit of dark chocolate syrup!

peanutty peanut butter bars
3/4 cup smooth peanut butter
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup light brown sugar, packed
2 eggs
3/4 cup 2% milk
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup mini semi-sweet chocolate chips
3/4 cup chopped roasted peanuts

1. preheat oven to 350 degrees. grease 13×9 brownie pan.
2. mix together peanut butter and oil until combined.
3. add 1 cup flour to the peanut butter mixture and mix until combined.
4. add brown sugar, eggs, baking powder, baking soda and 1/2 the milk, beating until well-combined.
5. add remaining 1/2 cup of flour and remaining milk. dough will be thick – mix until well-combined.
6. stir in chocolate chips and chopped peanuts.
7. spoon batter into brownie pan, spreading evenly.
8. bake for 30 minutes, until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. remove from oven.
9. place on wire rack to cool. when completely cool, cut into bars.
yield: 24 bars

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