Bake: Frosted Peanut Butter Chocolate Bars

Bake: Frosted Peanut Butter Chocolate Bars
So I have been obsessed with cooking and baking for a very long time.  Pretty hard to believe right???

When I was younger, instead of wanting to look at Teen Bop or YM (extra points if you remember them!), I would beg my mom to buy me the food magazines at the checkout at the grocery store.  Somehow we ended up with one of the special publications from a peanut butter company (I have no idea what company it was).


In this magazine was one of the best desserts and I used to make it all the time.  You may think this is weird, but to me it is perfectly normal, I have spent hours looking for this recipe on the internet.  We certainly don’t have the book anymore, my mom throws EVERYTHING away and even though I can’t remember the brand name of the peanut butter, I have searched every peanut butter company website for this recipe.  It cannot be found!  This peanut butter cookie bar was made in a jelly roll pan, frosted with creamy peanut butter icing and then drizzled with rich chocolate.  YUM!


Worry not my friends!  I have recreated the recipe!  To the best of my knowledge anyway…and I think I did a pretty good job. Soft chewy peanut butter base, creamy sweet peanut butter frosting, and oh so delicious chocolate goodness.


Not only is this recipe awesome, but I am sharing some more awesome recipes with you today.  I have been so lucky to meet some of these lovely ladies through the blogging world and I have joined up with them in the Leftovers Club.  The concept is simple.  Bloggers make a lot of food.  And sometimes we get sick of eating our own.  So we make some delicious goodies, send it to our blogging friends, and receive an awesome care package in return.  I am totally down with that.  Here are some other recipes you can enjoy!

Bake: Frosted Peanut Butter Chocolate Bars


  • Cookie Base
  • 2 1/2 c. flour
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 c. (2 sticks) butter, room temperature
  • 1 c. brown sugar
  • 1 c. granulated sugar
  • 1 c. creamy peanut butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tsp. vanilla
  • 1/2 c. milk
  • Frosting
  • 1 c. creamy peanut butter
  • 4 c. powdered sugar
  • 1/2 c. milk
  • Chocolate Goodness
  • 10 oz. chocolate chips
  • 10 oz. cream
  • 4 tbsp butter
  • 1/4 c. powdered sugar
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Sift together flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt in a medium sized bowl.
  3. In the bowl of an electric mixer, cream butter.
  4. Add in sugars and beat until light and fluffy.
  5. Add in peanut butter and mix until combined.
  6. Add in eggs, combining well after each egg.
  7. Add vanilla.
  8. Alternate with flour mixture and milk. Mix until well combined.
  9. Spread mixture into a greased jelly roll pan (cookie sheet with a rim). Make sure the batter is spread evenly in the pan.
  10. Bake for 18-20 minutes or until the edges are brown and a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean. You do not want to over bake or your bars will be too crunchy.
  11. While the cookie base bakes, make your frosting. In the bowl of an electric mixer, with the whisk attachment, combine the peanut butter and powdered sugar on low.
  12. Slowly add in milk. Turn the mixer to medium high and whip the frosting until light and fluffy. Add more milk if the frosting is not a spreadable consistency.
  13. When the cookie base is cool, spread the frosting evenly over the pan.
  14. Prepare the chocolate goodness by placing your chocolate chips in a heat proof mixing bowl.
  15. Heat the cream and butter over medium heat until the mixture is simmering, not boiling.
  16. When it is hot enough, pour the milk mixture over the chocolate chips and whisk until smooth.
  17. Whisk in the powdered sugar and stir until smooth. Allow mixture to cool to room temperature.
  18. When chocolate goodness has cooled to room temperature, pour over frosting and cookie base.
  19. Allow the bars to set in the fridge for a few hours, preferably overnight.
  20. Use a knife dipped in water to cut the bars.
  21. Keep bars in an airtight container in the fridge to keep their freshness.

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Eva Rosenberg

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Welcome to Eva's Kitchen where I share my adventures in cooking. My creations may not always turn out Pinterest perfect, but I usually end up with a funny picture or an interesting meal. Thanks for stopping by!


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