Peanut Butter Cookie Bars

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These Peanut Butter Cookies Bars are bound to be a hit! This recipe for peanut butter blossom bars will have your family hooked.
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 25 minutes
Total: 35 minutes
Peanut Butter Cookie Bars

These Peanut Butter Cookies Bars are bound to be a hit! This recipe for peanut butter blossom bars will be your families go to recipe when you’re craving this classic flavor combination.

Peanut Butter Cookie Bars

Peanut Butter Blossom cookie bars are a delicious twist on classic Peanut Butter Kiss Cookies. Chocolate and Peanut are a match made in heaven and so are these peanut butter bars. For more easy dessert bar recipes check out this link!


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What We Love About This Recipe for Peanut Butter Blossom

  • 35 Minute Dessert: These peanut blossom cookie bars only take 35 minutes to make start to finish.
  • Easy Ingredients: All pantry friendly ingredients, you probably already have most of the essentials to make this recipe!
  • Family Friendly: Your family will absolutely adore this cookie bar twist on classic Betty Crocker peanut butter blossoms.
A white plate of Peanut Butter Cookie Bars.
  • Flour: You will need all purpose flour for this blossom bar recipe.
  • Butter: For this recipe, you will need unsalted softened butter. Unsalted butter allows you to control the sodium.
  • Peanut Butter: It is best to use a thicker peanut butter for this recipe.
  • Brown Sugar: Brown sugar will help to give these bars a rich and chewy flavor.
  • Egg: You will need one large egg for this recipe.
  • Vanilla: Vanilla extract is crucial as it will help to bring everything together.
  • Sugar: The granulated white sugar will be added to the top of these cookies.
  • Hershey Kisses: You will need 16 Hershey kisses to top off this peanut butter blossom recipe.

Equipment Needed for Peanut Butter Blossom Recipe

How to Make Peanut Butter Bars

These are the basic steps for making Peanut Butter Cookie Bars. Please refer to the recipe card below for more detailed instructions and nutrition information.

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Making the batter for the peanut butter bars

STEP 1: PREP YOUR PAN

First preheat oven to 350 degrees and prepare a baking dish with cooking spray or parchment paper.

STEP 2: MIX TOGETHER INGREDIENTS

In one bowl mix together the dry ingredients including flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt, set aside. Then in another bowl beat together peanut butter, brown sugar, and butter. Then stir in the egg and vanilla. Combine dry ingredients mixture with the wet ingredients.

STEP 3: ADD DOUGH TO BAKING DISH

Now press cookie dough into the baking dish and top with granulated sugar. Bake for 20-25 minute until the until the edge are starting to look golden brown.

A pan of cookies and then peanut butter cups in the bars.

STEP 4: TOP WITH HERHSEY KISSES

Immediately after you remove the baked peanut butter bars from the oven top with the Hershey’s Kisses. Allow to cool completely before cutting into 16 equal pieces. Serve and enjoy!

Prep and Storage Tips for Peanut Butter Bars

HOW TO MAKE THIS RECIPE AHEAD OF TIME

This recipe is perfect to make ahead of time, just make 1-2 days prior to serving!

HOW TO STORE THIS BLOSSOM BAR RECIPE

This recipe is best stored in airtight container or plastic bag at room temperature. Wrap in foil to protect the cookies.

HOW TO FREEZE THIS BETTY CROCKER PEANUT BUTTER BLOSSOM RECIPE

To freeze these bars, individually wrap each one in plastic wrap and store in freezer bag.

Frequently Asked Questions about Chewy Peanut Butter Bars

WHY WOULD PEANUT BUTTER COOKIE BE DRY?

If the peanut butter cookies bars are too dry that means that you may have baked them for too long.

CAN I SUBSTITUTE CHOCOLATE CHIPS IN PLACE OF HERSEY’S KISSES?

If you don’t have any Hersey kisses at you house and you want to whip these us quickly, you can also top with chocolate chips, it won’t give the same look but you will get the same chocolatey taste.

CAN THIS RECIPE BE DOUBLED OR HALVED?

Yes, this recipe can easily be doubled or halved, just increase or decrease ingredients proportionally. If you are looking to half this recipe, you can bake these bars in a 8×4 loaf pan.

HOW DO YOU MAKE PEANUT BUTTER BARS?

These peanut butter bars start by making a dough and cooking in a 8×8 baking dish.

Two plates if peanut butter bars.

Expert Tips for Making This Baked Peanut Butter Bars Recipe

  • This Peanut Butter Cookie Bar Recipe Can be Doubled: This is a great recipe for peanut butter and chocolate bars, so if you are going to a gathering you might want to double this recipe, just increase ingredients proportionally and split between 2 baking dishes.
  • Don’t have Hershey Kisses: If you do not have access to Hersey kisses, you can sprinkle some chocolate chips or chocolate chunks over the top right when they come out of the oven. It won’t give you the same look but you will still get that chocolatey flavor.
  • Store with a Slice of Bread: To prevent these chewy peanut bars from getting stale, add a slice of bread to the air tight container you store in. Adding in a piece of bread essentially helps to retain the moisture in the cookies.
  • Chocolate Frosting: Frost these cookies for even more taste.

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Peanut Butter Cookie Bars

Peanut Butter Cookie Bars

Yield: 16 servings
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 25 minutes
Total: 35 minutes
These Peanut Butter Cookies Bars are bound to be a hit! This recipe for peanut butter blossom bars will have your family hooked.
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Ingredients

  • 1 ¾ cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup butter, softened
  • ¾ cup peanut butter
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 16 Hershey’s Kisses

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and grease an 8×8 baking pan with nonstick cooking spray.
  • Whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
  • In a separate bowl, beat together the butter, peanut butter, and brown sugar until smooth and creamy.
  • Add the egg and vanilla and beat until combined.
  • Add the dry ingredients and mix until smooth.
  • Press the dough into the prepared pan and sprinkle the sugar on top.
  • Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, until the edges are golden brown.
  • Immediately after removing the pan from the oven, press the Kisses into the bars, making sure to space them evenly apart.
  • When the dough has cooled completely, cut into bars and serve.

Expert Tips

  • This Recipe Can be Doubled: This is a great recipe for peanut butter and chocolate bars, so if you are going to a gathering you might want to double this recipe, just increase ingredients proportionally and split between 2 baking dishes.
  • Don’t have Hersey Kisses: If you do nit have access to hersey kisses, you can sprinkle some chocolate chips over the top right when they come out of the oven. It won’t give you the same look but you will still get that chocolatey flavor.
  • Store with a Slice of Bread: To prevent these chewy peanut bars from getting stale, add a slice of bread to the air tight container you store in. Adding in a piece of bread essentially helps to retain the moisture in the cookies.

Estimated Nutritional Information

Calories: 265kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 27mg | Sodium: 323mg | Potassium: 132mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 20g | Vitamin A: 192IU | Calcium: 43mg | Iron: 1mg
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chocolate, cookie bars, cookies, easy dessert, Hershey Kisses, Peanut butter, peanut butter cookies

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