Peanut Butter Cake Bars Recipe
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Peanut Butter Cake Bars Recipe

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These cake-like bars are packed with peanut butter and chocolate chips, and they are perfect for any occasion. Kids and adults alike are in for a treat with these gems. —Charlotte Ennis, Lake Arthur, New Mexico
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 45 min. + cooling
MAKES:24 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 45 min. + cooling
MAKES: 24 servings


  • 2/3 cup butter, softened
  • 2/3 cup peanut butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 4 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 package (11-1/2 ounces) milk chocolate chips

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 277 calories, 14g fat (6g saturated fat), 52mg cholesterol, 178mg sodium, 35g carbohydrate (25g sugars, 1g fiber), 5g protein


  1. Preheat oven to 350°. In a large bowl, cream butter, peanut butter, sugar and brown sugar. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in vanilla. Combine the flour, baking powder and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture. Stir in chocolate chips.
  2. Spread into a greased 13x9-in. baking pan. Bake 45-50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack. Cut into bars. Yield: 2 dozen.
Originally published as Peanut Butter Cake Bars in Simple & Delicious March/April 2009, p49

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Reviewed May. 10, 2016

"I am giving a 5 star rating because my husband and a dear friend loved these. Next time I

would take them out of the oven 5 min early as the edges were a bit dry. They are a brownie texture"

Reviewed Apr. 22, 2016

"These bars are very brownie-like, not really a cake and not really a cookie. I used an egg substitute and they still turned out good. The peanut butter and chocolate chips go great together."

Reviewed Mar. 12, 2016

"These were OK. 40 minutes was too long to bake."

Reviewed Dec. 1, 2015

"Has anyone tried this recipe with Gluten free flour?

I use Namaste perfect flour blend and I want to try this recipe but with gluten free flour and wow butter."

Reviewed Apr. 4, 2015

"These were good when they were fresh out of the oven, but as soon as they cooled off they were very dry. They weren't very peanut buttery tasting either."

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