Baking

Peanut Butter and Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

I have hundreds of recipes pinned on my Pinterest Boards but I have never actually made any of them. Its been more of a case looking at the photos for inspiration. I thought it was about time I tried when I came across a recipe yesterday for Peanut Butter M&M Cookie Bars from A Kitchen Addiction

 

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In the UK we sadly don’t have peanut butter M&M’s  only a few specialist sweet shops sell them for twice the price they should be. I used to work for an airline and was able to get hold of them all the time and they are amazing! There is something so heavenly about chocolate and peanut butter together, my favorite being Reeces Peanut Butter Cups. I had to swap the peanut butter M&M’s for normal chocolate chips but they still turned out yummy!

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Another novelty about this recipe for me was that as it was an American recipe the ingredients were in Cups, so it was the first time I got to use my lovely new measuring cups.

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Recipe

1/4 cup butter                                                 1 cup plain flour

1/3 cup brown sugar                                     1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda

1//4 cup caster sugar                                    1/2 cup of chocolate chips

1/3 cup smooth peanut butter                    1tsp vanilla extract

1 egg

I also added 1/4 tsp of cream of tartar which gives it the cracked effect

 

Preheat oven to 180’C and grease and line a 8in (20cm) square tin

Cream together the butter and sugars

Add the peanut butter the egg and the vanilla extract and beat until smooth

Sift the flour into the mix with the bicarb, and cream of tartar, finish by adding the chocolate chips or if you are lucky enough to have peanut butter M&M’s use those.

I pressed the mix into the tin making sure it was evenly spread. And added a finishing touch of a few more of the chocolate chips and a small sprinkle of some brown sugar.

Bake for about 15mins or until the edges are golden brown. Cut into slices and serve, I guarantee this won’t last long! :)

The best thing about these is because they are quite thick as it does rise in the oven it’s that are lovely and soft and gooey. I think next time I will double the ingredients and make a bigger batch, as they have nearly gone already, they are so moreish!

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I will be trying more recipes from my Pinterest Boards so watch this space. Have a look at my boards here. And let me know if there is anything you would like to see.

I hope you are enjoying the weekend and keeping warm indoors away from the snow!

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