Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookie Bars
 
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Your favourite Reese peanut butter taste in these deliciously sweet cookie bars.
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Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 9
Ingredients
  • 1 cup salted butter, room temperature
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ¾ cups powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 cup Reese Peanut Butter Chocolate Spread
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350° and grease a 9x9 baking dish with cooking spray and set aside.
  2. In a stand mixer, cream butter and then add both sugars and beat until creamy.
  3. Add the vanilla and beat until combined.
  4. Slowly add the flour into the butter mixture stirring on low speed until dough is combined; may be a bit crumbly still.
  5. Press just under ½ of the dough evenly into the pan for the crust, about ½" thickness. Place remaining dough in refrigerator, covered.
  6. Bake crust until firm and the edges are a pale golden brown approximately 20 minutes or more. Transfer pan to a wire rack and let cool about 20 minutes.
  7. *Spread Reese Peanut Butter Chocolate Spread evenly over crust, about ¼ inch away from the edge of the crust.
  8. Remove remaining dough from refrigerator and crumble dough on top of Reese layer. Finish baking 30 - 40 minutes until top is set and lightly golden.
  9. Cool slightly before serving.
  10. Optional: warm up some remaining Reese's spread (or get some more!) on the stove top in a saucepan until it has a more liquid consistency; or in 30 second increments in microwave, stirring after every increment. Take warmed up spread and drizzle over squares and/or serve with vanilla ice cream. These bars are best served warm.
Notes
* I stated ½ cup - 1 cup in the ingredients, because it's to your taste. I initially did ½ cup and I felt it wasn't quite enough, so I'd add more next time and save a bit to garnish the finished product!
Recipe by Nurse Loves Farmer at http://www.nurselovesfarmer.com/2015/09/chocolate-peanut-butter-cookie-bars/