Peanut Butter Swirl Bars

There are few ingredients, in my opinion, that go together as well as Peanut Butter and Chocolate. And when you combine the two into a bar cookie – it’s a win-win for everyone. These Peanut Butter Swirl Bars are a huge hit at our house. So much so, that my youngest could eat the whole pan if I let him.

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The originally recipe is from an Amish Cook’s newspaper column, the same place where I found the Chocolate Zucchini Cake that we also love. Bar cookies are some of my favorite not only because they are much quicker than scooping cookies, but a lot of the time that seem to be more moist.

With Back to School upon us, these cookies are perfect to pack in lunches or have for an after-school treat. They are also a great choice for bake sales.

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  • ½ cup Peanut Butter (crunchy or plain)
  • ⅓ cup Butter (I used Butter Flavor Crisco)
  • ¾ cup Brown Sugar
  • ¾ cup White Sugar
  • 2 Eggs
  • 2 teaspoons Vanilla
  • 1 cup Flour
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Powder
  • ¼ teaspoon Salt
  • 6 oz (about 1 cup or so) Chocolate Chips (I use Milk Chocolate)
  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Spray 13x9 baking dish with non-stick cooking spray.
  2. Cream together butter, both sugars and peanut butter.
  3. Add the eggs and vanilla, mix well.
  4. Add the dry ingredients and mix until well combined. Spread in prepared baking dish.
  5. Sprinkle with chocolate chips on top.
  6. Place in oven for 5 minutes, remove and swirl chips into peanut butter mixture with a knife. Return to oven and bake for 25-30 minutes longer.
  7. Cool and cut into bars.

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  1. Jennifer says:

    They look and sound yummy! I’ll have to try them next week!!

  2. YUM! I am so excited I have all of these ingredients. They may be the perfect FIRST thing to bake in my new kitchen. We moved in yesterday. d Hubby was kind enough to get me online before going to bed last night. :-)
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  3. These look delicious! Love peanut butter!
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  4. Tonya says:

    Yum! I will have to try those for the kids back to school lunches this week!

  5. Sourkraut says:

    I love bars too but have kind of neglected them lately for flashier baked goods. But yours look yummy! PB + chocolate is always a good combo.

  6. nikki says:

    these sound delish! they would be a HIT at out house.
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  7. My word, do these ever sound good!!
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  8. I’m not a fan of peanut butter at all, but the rest of my house is and I can bet they’d absolutely love these!
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  9. Abby says:

    Yum! Those look Great!

  10. Missy says:

    Yummy, I made these today and they were great. Thank you for sharing the recipe. Love your site!

  11. Linda says:

    Liz, these are perfect for the lunch box or after school snacking. We’re featuring peanut butter at Saturday Dishes. Hope you can come by.

    Wishes for tasty dishes,
    Linda @ Tumbleweed Contessa


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