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Peanut Butter Cake Bars

 Peanut Butter Cake Bars
These cake-like bars are packed with peanut butter and chocolate chips, and are perfect for any occasion. Kids and adults alike are in for a treat with these gems. —Charlotte Ennis, Lake Arthur, New Mexico
24 ServingsPrep: 15 min. Bake: 45 min. + cooling

Ingredients

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

Directions

  • 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.
  • 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.
Nutritional Facts: 1 bar equals 277 calories, 14 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 52 mg cholesterol, 178 mg sodium, 35 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 5 g protein.