Peanut Butter Chocolate REESE’S Cookie Bars – gooey, sweet and buttery! Quick and easy treat for peanut butter cup lovers. Check out our newest video to see how to make them and learn my trick for easily preparing the pan with parchment paper or aluminum foil. : )
What do you get when you have a bag of chocolate chips and a package of Reese’s peanut butter cups staring at you from a shelf or worse – calling you from your pantry? Cookie bars! Buttery, sweet, thick and gooey cookie bars.
Also, do you know how hard it is to keep a bag of Reese’s untouched when you have three peanut butter cup loving kids? AND a Husband? Aaand my own late night cravings? #TheStruggleIsReal
You may know that I love to use instant pudding mix in my cookie to make them soft and chewy and thick. I had a lot of questions about substitutions. It’s actually quite simple. In this recipe I didn’t use the pudding mix but a tablespoon of cornstarch. It works perfectly! Try it and let me know how you like it.
The thickness of these cookie bars is unreal. These babies have some height! Every crumb is buttery and sweet and it melts in your mouth. SO GOOD!
Of course we filmed a video showing you how to make these bars. You can also see the parchment paper trick in person. Saves time and I am all about saving time in the kitchen.
Check it out and don’t forget to subscribe to our channel!
- 6 Tablespoons unsalted butter melted
- 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
- 1/4 cup granulated sugar
- 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 large egg
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 Tablespoon cornstarch
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 1 package Reese's peanut butter cups (about 8) unwrapped and chopped
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- Line a 8" square baking pan with parchment paper or aluminum foil. Set aside.
- In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients (flour, baking soda, cornstarch and salt). Set aside.
- In a large mixing bowl, whisk melted butter with peanut butter until smooth.
- Add both sugars and whisk until well mixed.
- Add vanilla and egg and mix well.
- Add dry ingredients and stir in with a spatula.
- Add 3/4 cup of chocolate chips and stir in. The dough should be soft but not at all sticky.
- Place dough in prepared pan and press, smoothing out the top. Sprinkle remaining chocolate chips and chopped Reese's candy over the top and gently press into the dough.
- Bake bars for 21 minutes. Cool in pan for 10 minutes, then transfer onto a cooling rack to cool completely.
- Cut and serve.
PS: You can also scoop the dough with a cookie scoop and turn these into cookies. They are fantastic! 🙂