Peanut Butter Chocolate Bars

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This peanut butter chocolate bars recipe is the best! When you combine peanut butter and chocolate, what’s not to love, right? It’s crunchy, sweet, and chewy topped with some chocolate frosting.

This recipe is from a very special friend, named Gabby. This is her mother’s recipe and she helped me make it today. It’s so fun to cook or bake in the kitchen with family and friends. It’s all about making memories together.

It’s that time of year when we are getting together with family and friends and this recipe is the perfect treat to take to parties. It’s also a wonderful treat to take to family reunions.

I asked my family what they think of when eating these bars. My daughter mentioned it reminded her of the delicious peanut butter bars they served at the cafeteria in elementary school. Isn’t it funny what we remember from our youth!

Mark mentioned that whenever he has anything peanut butter-related he thinks back to a paper he wrote in his youth about George Washington Carver. I hadn’t ever heard of him, but Mark explained he was a black American agricultural scientist who invented dozens of products using peanuts, including 105 recipes. Check out his history on Wikipedia, it’s pretty interesting.

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Peanut Butter Chocolate Bars

Peanut Butter Chocolate Bars

Step One

As always, I like to gather all of the ingredients so I’m ready to make the recipe.

Ingredients

Step Two

Cream the butter, white sugar, brown sugar, eggs, peanut butter, baking soda, salt, and vanilla.

Cream the butter and sugars

Step Three

Mix well.

Peanut Butter Chocolate Bars

Step Four

Stir in flour and oats.

Peanut Butter Chocolate Bars

Step Five

Spread dough out on two BUTTERED 9 by 13-inch (one-inch deep) baking pans.

Peanut Butter Chocolate Bars

Step Six

Preheat oven to 325°F (163°C). Bake for 10 minutes or until lightly browned. “DO NOT OVERBAKE”.

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Cool until the top is set. 

Peanut Butter Chocolate Bars

Step Seven

Then spread out on top one pound of peanut butter that has been whipped to a fluffy consistency.

Peanut Butter Chocolate Bars

Step Eight

Melt the butter in a saucepan and add the unsweetened cocoa and powdered sugar. Add a little milk until the consistency is what you want.

Peanut Butter Chocolate Bars

Step Nine

Spread the icing carefully on top of the peanut butter.

Frosting The Bars

Finished Product

I wish you could smell my house, isn’t it wonderful when we have something baking in the oven?

Finished Product

Peanut Butter Chocolate Bars

5 from 2 votes
Peanut Butter Chocolate Bars
Gabby’s Peanut Butter Chocolate Bars
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
25 mins
 
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12 people
Author: Linda Loosli
Ingredients
Cookie Bar Dough
  • 1 cup of butter, softened
  • 2/3 cups granulated white sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar (packed)
  • 4 eggs
  • 1-3/4 cups peanut butter (I used creamy)
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 cups oatmeal
Cookie Bar Filling
  • 1 pound peanut butter (whip with a hand mixer until it reaches a fluffy consistentcy)
Chocolate Icing
  • 1-1/2 cups butter, melted
  • 1-1/2 cups unsweetened cocoa
  • 5-1/2 cups powdered sugar (recipe states 1-1/2 pounds)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • milk
Instructions
Cookie Dough Base
  1. Cream the butter, white sugar, brown sugar, eggs, peanut butter, baking soda, salt, and vanilla. Mix well.

    Stir in flour and oats.

    Spread dough out on two BUTTERED 9 by 13-inch (one-inch deep) baking pans. Preheat oven to 325°F (163°C). Bake for 10 minutes or until lightly browned. "DO NOT OVERBAKE".

    Cool until the top is set. Then spread one pound of peanut butter that has been whipped to a fluffy consistency.

    Frost with Chocolate Icing. Cut into bars.

Chocolate Icing
  1. Melt the butter in a saucepan and add the unsweetened cocoa, salt, and powdered sugar. Add a little milk until the consistency is what you want. Carefully spread on top of the whipped peanut butter.

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How do I store these?

Store them covered with plastic wrap or in an airtight container. They will be good for about 5-7 days.

Can I freeze these?

Yes, you can freeze them. Place the peanut butter chocolate bars in an airtight container, they will keep for about 2-3 months in your freezer.

Can I make these with crunchy peanut butter?

Yes, you can. I only stock creamy peanut butter, but crunchy would be awesome.

Where can I take these?

  • Baptisms
  • Christenings
  • Neighborhood Parties
  • Family Reunions
  • Church Activities
  • Holiday Gatherings

Final Word

I hope you try making these chocolate peanut butter bars, let me know if you do. I love hearing from you. Please keep prepping, stay safe. May God Bless this world, Linda

4 thoughts on “Peanut Butter Chocolate Bars

  • November 26, 2021 at 11:39 am
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    5 stars
    I can make these for my family and make a batch with marshmallow cream for myself. I can’t stand peanut butter. I like peanuts but I don’t like any nut butter. Don’t know what it is about nut butter but It makes me sick. Peanuts are one of three nuts that I can eat (4 if you count coconut) Peanuts. Walnuts, and Cashews anything thing else makes my throat swell shut. Not a good feeling. Now these would taste good with marshmallow, coconut and chocolate minus the peanut butter would it not? I love tweaking Recipes so I can eat them.

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    • November 26, 2021 at 3:56 pm
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      Hi Jackie, thank you for the 5 stars, my sweet friend! Now, I want to make it with marshmallow cream and coconut! That sounds so good! I love it, Linda

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    • November 27, 2021 at 11:32 am
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      Hi Ray, they are so good, but they make a lot. Take some to neighbors or freeze them. Or cut the recipe in half!! Thank you for the 5 stars, my friend. Linda

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