Peanut Butter Chocolate Chunk Bars

I needed chocolate today. Peanut butter sounded good too. The hardest part about this recipe was waiting for it to cool so I could cut into them and eat one (or two)! You could add chopped nuts, but I’m the only one who enjoys them in baked goods, so I left them out. These bars are easy to throw together and make a delicious snack, or in my case, a great way to satisfy a chocolate craving.

Note: If you like nuts in your cookies, add 1 cup of chopped salted peanuts when adding the chocolate.

This is a pretty basic chocolate chip cookie dough with the addition of peanut butter. If you already have a favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe, compare yours to this, then add peanut butter in proportion.

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Peanut Butter Chocolate Chunk Bars
  1. Preheat oven to 375 F. Line a 13x9 pan with foil, grease or spray the foil.
  2. Whisk together flour, baking soda and salt.
  3. Using an electric mixer, cream the butter, sugars, and peanut butter until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and vanilla until well combined. Turn mixer down to low and slowly add in dry ingredients. Turn off mixer and fold in chocolate.
  4. Press cookie dough into prepared pan and bake 20-22 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on wire rack in pan. When cooled completely, lift out by foil and cut into 32 bars.


  1. Kristin says

    I've been itching to bake for two days now and this is exactly the sort of thing I was looking for – quick and using ingredients I already have on hand. Perfect! I'm going to make them right now.

  2. Jenn @ BentoForKidlet says

    These look amazing! They are going on my to bake list! I would make them tonight if I didn't have cakes to bake for a school carnival :P

  3. Ann from On Sutton Place says

    Bar cookies are my all time favorite thing to make. Yours looks absolutely wonderful! I can almost taste them…great job. ~Ann

  4. Deeba PAB says

    Love them bar cookies, and the pb in them makes them sound divine. Like the 'trying something new' idea of the you-tube slideshow Amanda. Good for you!

  5. donna from Yumma Yumma says

    It doesn't get any better than peanut butter and chocolate! Wish I had one (or 5) of these right now!

  6. RedTedArt says

    Oh my word, these sound scrumptilious!!!!!!!! I WANT SOME!

    Thanks for sharing the recipe on Kids Get Crafty :-)


  7. Amanda says

    Thanks everyone! These are great warm, but they are amazing at room temperature! If you can wait that long LOL

  8. The Better Baker says

    Oh my goodness! My mouth is watering and I want a bite NOW too! Great video – how wonderful. Can never go wrong with a choco/pnut butter combo! Thanks for sharing – I found you at Full Plate Thursday. Have a wonderful day!

  9. Miz Helen says

    Hi Amanda,
    You can just go ahead and box me up 2 dozen of these lovely bars. I will just take them with me to my retreat this week end, they just look awesome. Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and please come back!

  10. Sugar Mama says

    These look fantastic! I have to bake for an upcoming school bake sell and I'm adding these to my list. Thanks for sharing!

  11. Ladybird Ln says

    These look DELICIOUS! I love peanut butter and chocolate together! I am a new follower, stop by my blog if you get a minute!


  12. Valerie@Occasionally Crafty says

    Found my treat for the week! Thanks for sharing!
    Stop on by!

  13. Mary says

    Wow. I really love this! I would like to invite you to post this at my link party Masterpiece Monday, at my blog, Boogieboard Cottage. The link will be open all week. I hope you can join in! Mary :O)

  14. Ingrid@morestylethancash says

    1I've been looking for a new peanut butter and chocolate recipe so this is GREAT!( I'm also the only one in the family that likes nuts in my dessert.) I think I might add another chocolate layer on top. Ya just can't have too much chocolate

  15. Bianca @ Walnut Avenue says

    These look divine – there is no better combo than peanut butter and chocolate!

    This is PERFECT for my new linky party, Foodie Friday. Please stop on over and link up!

  16. says

    Oh Man….do these look good or what!? I need to whip up a batch of these like now! Yummy! :)

  17. Ellie says

    I've made these 3 times already. They are so delicious! I also recommended them to my readers (as few as they may be) on my blog. Thanks for keeping my hips padded! ;)


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