Peanut Butter Bars

Peanut Butter Bars

  • Servings: 16 bars
  • Time: 1 hour
  • Difficulty: easy
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Peanut butter bars with a chewy-brownie texture, studded with chocolate chips.

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Ingredients

  • 1 cup of chopped white chocolate or white chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup (4 tablespoons) butter, cut into pieces
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/3 cup of chunky peanut butter
  • 1 1/4 cups of unbleached All-Purpose Flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 cup bittersweet chunks or chopped chocolate

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line a 9×9 inch pan with foil, allowing it to hang over the edge for easy removal. Lightly grease or spray the foil.
  2. Place the butter in a saucepan (or a heatproof bowl over simmering water, to be more careful), and melt over low-medium heat. Once the butter has melted, remove it from the heat and add the chopped white chocolate. Keep stirring until the chocolate softens. Stir in the sugar until well blended. Add the vanilla and salt and mix well. Let the mixture cool to lukewarm.
  3. Beat in the eggs, one at a time, then add the peanut butter and mix until incorporated.
  4. In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour and baking powder. Stir into the egg mixture. Stir in 3/4 cup of the chocolate chunks.
  5. Spoon the batter into a greased 9×9 inch pan, and sprinkle the remaining chocolate chunks over the top.  Bake the brownies for about 25 minutes, until they’re light golden brown and the edges pull just slightly away from the pan. Remove from the oven, and cool completely before cutting.

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