Peanut Butter Cake Bars - Recipe

I know the picture does not due these bars justice.
I sort of over baked the top a smidge but that did not take away from how wonderful these bars taste.
I adore peanut butter and chocolate together.
I have been known to whip out the peanut butter jar, a bag of chocolate chips and have a spoonful or two as a treat.
When I saw this recipe I knew I had to try it and I'm not disappointed with the end results.
Since nobody else in the family will eat them, they have been wrapped securely and tucked away in the freezer for when I want a nice little treat.
These bars come together in no time at all and will leave you satisfied.

* Exported from MasterCook *

Peanut Butter Cake Bars

Recipe By : Charlotte Ennis
Serving Size : 14
Categories: Dessert

Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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2/3 cup butter -- softened
2/3 cup peanut butter
1 cup sugar
1 cup brown sugar -- packed
4 large eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
11 1/2 ounces milk chocolate chips

  • In a large bowl, cream the butter, peanut butter, sage and brown sugar.
  • Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each additional.
  • Beat in vanilla.
  • Combine the flour, baking powder and salt; gradually add to the creamed mixture.
  • Stir in chocolate chips
  • Spread into a greased 13 x 9 baking pan.
  • Bake 350 degrees for 45 -50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean.
  • Cool on a wire rack.
  • Cut into bars

"Taste of Home Simple & Delicious"
"April 2009"
"14 "
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Per Serving: 452 Calories; 24g Fat (45.9% calories from fat); 8g Protein; 55g Carbohydrate; 2g Dietary Fiber; 89mg Cholesterol; 336mg Sodium. Exchanges: 1 Grain(Starch); 1/2 Lean Meat; 4 1/2 Fat; 2 1/2 Other Carbohydrates.

Serving Ideas:
  • a nice cold glass of milk

  • Recipe states 12 servings but I created 14 servings.

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