OMG!!!!! They are just AMAZING!!!! Crazy how delicious these peanut butter bars are!! I really had to struggle hard not to eat all of them by myself!! They are super easy to make, all the taste you love from the peanut cookies remains the same just the method takes half of the time!! The chocolate makes a perfect combination to the saltish peanut butter, I think I will never stop to combine those two great ingredients!! You really have to try!!!
Recipe adapted from: Averie Cooks
- 125g butter, melted
- 1 large egg
- 150 g light brown sugar
- 50g white sugar
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- 200g creamy peanut butter
- 160g all purpose flour
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- pinch salt, optional and to taste
- 150g dark or semi-sweet chocolate, roughly chopped
Preparation:Preheat the oven to 180°C Line an 20cm x 20cm baking pan with baking paper.
Melt the butter and cool it down a bit. Add the egg, sugars, vanilla, and stir to combine. Stir in the peanut butter. Add the flour, baking soda, optional salt and stir until just incorporated. Stir in chocolate. Turn batter out into prepared pan, smoothing it lightly with a spatula.(The dough comes out quite dense so don't get afraid that something went wrong, because it didn't !!) Bake for 18 to 22 minutes, or until center is just set and golden.
Take the bars out and leave to cool in pan for at least 30 minutes before slicing and serving. Store extra bars in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 1 week, or in the freezer for up to 3 months.