Monday, January 7, 2013

Peanut Butter Cream Cheese Chocolate Chip Bars

Peanut Butter Cream Cheese
Chocolate Chip Bars   (... whew)

Whew... that's a mouth full, but so are these bars.  They are the perfect "man" bar... my husband and my brother love peanut butter in their sweets, as do most manly men :)  These bars are hard to pronounce without running out of breath, but I did not know any other name that would reveal it's entirety.  They are a great combination of sweetness and peanut butter.  Hope you get to try these out!

What Ya Need

2 Tbsp granulated sugar
1/2 Cup Peanut Butter
1/2 Cup Cream Cheese
1/2 Tsp. Vanilla
1 Roll of store-bought chocolate chip cookie dough

What Ya Do

Preheat the oven to 350 and lightly coat a small glass dish (size 8X11) with cooking spray.  You could use a baking pan, by simply lining it with aluminum foil and spraying the foil.  I wiped a bit off with a paper towel, after spraying my glass dish, to make sure the cookie dough could be spread but not stick. 

Use 2/3 of the roll of cookie dough, and press into the bottom of the pan.  Some may go up sides... good!  Place in the preheated oven for 7 minutes.  While the cookie is baking, combine the cream cheese, peanut butter, sugar and vanilla in a bowl of mixer.  Mix at medium speed until it's soft and combined.

When you pull the cookie from the oven, use a spoon to drop the peanut butter mixture in inch increments onto the cookie.  This is tricky because you want to easily spread the peanut butter mixture, but you don't want to touch the cookie on bottom... it will tear off the pan.  So, place the spoonfulls about an inch apart and tenderly spread the ToPs of the spoonfulls.  Now use the remaining 1/3 of the cooke dough to crumble and place on top of the mixture.  Bake again for 16-19 minutes or until browned on top.  Try not to over bake or the cookie will loose it's soft texture.  

That's all folks !

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