Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Bars are full of chocolate chips and delicious creamy peanut butter. They’re an easy dessert to make for your family or when you need something sweet. Let me show you how easy these are to make.
This recipe has been updated since it first appeared in 2012 with new photos and a new printable recipe card that includes nutritional information. I hope you enjoy the updates as much as I enjoyed working on them!
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Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Bars
Everybody needs to have easy dessert recipes in their recipe box and this recipe for Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Bars is just that…easy!
You never know when you need to make a dessert recipe at the last minute. When my son was in high school, I had to make a lot of desserts for football team dinners, not to mention the snack bar on game night.
Sometimes I didn’t get much notice for when a dessert was needed, which is why I love using a cake mix to create this recipe for Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Bars. They’re ready fast and everyone loves them.
Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Bars with Yellow Cake Mix
If you’ve been a reader of my site for any length of time, you know that I love to use cake mixes in recipes. Most recipes that start out with a boxed cake use the cake mix as an ingredient.
What you’re really doing is creating a cake mix hack by adding a few extra ingredients to a boxed cake mix. The end result is a totally different recipe than what’s featured on the front of the box.
Make sure you check out the blog post on a collection of cookies from cake mixes that I think you’ll enjoy too!
- Vanilla Cake Mix
- Peanut Butter
- Chocolate Chips
I find it easier to use a stand up mixer to combine all the ingredients together, but you can definitely do this by hand with just a wooden spoon. Once the ingredients are combined, add them to the bottom of a 9X13 baking dish that’s been sprayed with non-stick cooking spray.
Use your fingers or the back of a spoon to help smooth out the cookie dough into the greased pan.
How to Bake the Cake Mix Bar Cookies
Bake in a 350 degree oven for 15 to 17 minutes or until the bars are golden brown. I find removing them from the baking dish to slice into bars on top of a cutting board is easier than slicing in the dish.
More Easy Cake Mix Dessert Recipes:
- Chocolate Sugar Cookies
- Red Velvet Sandwich Cookies
- Four Different Cake Mix Cookie Recipes
- Chocolate Chunk Muffins
- Peach Crunch Cake
Easy Tip: I find it easier to slice by removing them from the baking dish to slice into bars on top of a cutting board. As an Amazon Associate and member of other affiliate programs, I earn from qualifying purchases.
Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 171Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 16mgSodium: 183mgCarbohydrates: 23gFiber: 1gSugar: 14gProtein: 2g
I find it easier to slice by removing them from the baking dish to slice into bars on top of a cutting board.
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