Sunday, July 31, 2011

Reese's Peanut Butter Bars

I love cookie bar recipes and feel I just don't make them enough.  If I had to choose a favorite candy bar it would be either Reese's Peanut Butter Cups or Milky Way Midnight.  I decided I needed to make a dessert with these candy bars.  Today I bought a bunch of Reese's Peanut Butter Miniatures and figured I'd decide what to do with them once I got home.  I thought why not make it into a cookie bar, it is quick, easy and delicious.  I just made my normal chocolate chip cookie dough recipe with a bit less chocolate chips and in the middle did the entire pan with Reese Miniatures then topped it with more cookie dough.  I love that you cut into it and see the hunks of peanut butter and chocolate from the melted Reese's!

Reese's Peanut Butter Bars

1 c. shortening or butter
3/4 c. brown sugar
3/4 c. white sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
2 large eggs
2 1/4 c. all-purpose flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. baking soda
1 1/2 c. semi-sweet chocolate chips
Pinch of salt
1 1/2 bags of Reese's Miniatures

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.  Combine shortening/butter and sugars in a bowl and mix until combined.  Add in the vanilla and one egg at a time beating until well combined.  In another bowl add the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt and whisk until combined.  Pour flour into egg/sugar mixture until just combined and add the chocolate chips. Spread half of the cookie dough into a square pan (I think mine was roughly 6X6ish).  Take the wrappers off all the Reese's and line up covering the entire pan.  Spread the remaining cookie mixture over the top covering the Reese's completely.  Bake roughly 25-30 minutes or until golden brown.  Allow to cool before cutting.    

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  2. These look AMAZING! What a great idea! I dont usually love Reeses peanut butter anything, but baby sure does!!

  3. Thanks Dave for the invite, I'll have to check it out.

  4. Thank you SO much for the submission. I love reeses. My very favorite. And these brownies sound delicious!!

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    And I am thrilled to be planning to make these soon!

  5. And i did... with a few twists... C0me see what i did to your recipe (with all due proper credit of course)

  6. these look right up my alley!! I am bookmarking these and making them soon!! thanks for the recipe!