Monday, May 23, 2011

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chunk Bars

Josh's brother and his family are coming into Minnesota this week with their circus and we are heading up to see them. We can't wait!! It is our once a year rendevous with them and we all have a wonderful time... I always have to bring some sort of treat with us and this year it is this delicious little recipe and my banana chocolate chip muffins. Can't wait to dig into these after a few drinks with the in-laws! :)

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chunk Bars
(recipe found at www.amandascookin.com)

1 3/4 cups all purpose flour
3/4 teaspoons baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup unsalted butter
1 cup creamy peanut butter
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
12 ounces chopped semi sweet chocolate

Preheat oven to 375. Line a 13x9" pan with foil or cooking spray. Whisk together flour baking soda and salt. Using an electric mixer, cream the butter, sugars and peanut butter until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and vanilla until well combined. Turn mixer down to low and slowly add in dry ingredients. Turn off mixer and fold in chocolate. Press cookie dough into prepared pan and bake 20-22 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on wire rack in pan. When cooled completely, lift out by foil and cut into bars.

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