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Peanut Butter Cake Bars

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Bake: 45 min. + cooling

Makes

2 dozen

These cakelike bars are packed with peanut butter and chocolate chips, and are perfect for any occasion. Kids and adults alike will love the tasty gems. —Charlotte Ennis, Lake Arthur, New Mexico
Peanut Butter Cake Bars Recipe photo by Taste of Home
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Ingredients

  • 2/3 cup butter, softened
  • 2/3 cup peanut butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 4 large eggs, room temperature
  • 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

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°. In a large bowl, cream butter, peanut butter, sugar and brown sugar. Add eggs, 1 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 until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, 45-50 minutes. Cool on a wire rack. Cut into bars.

Nutrition Facts

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

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