Psst…These bars are a secret from none other than The Secret Recipe Club, but today I must share them with you. Each month I make a dish from a blog assigned to me and someone else will make a dish from my blog but no one knows who has their blog until the reveal day when all bloggers post at exactly the same time. This month has turned out to be a little different. There are now so many participants in the club that Amanda, the brains behind this outfit and also the host of Amanda’s Cookin’ has split the reveal days into three categories. I will be revealing my assigned dish in the near future but sometimes if a blogger does not get there recipe posted in the given time frame that means their partner blog will be left out. This is called an orphaned blog which sounds very sad. This happened in the first set of reveal recipes so Amanda called upon the participants of The Secret Recipe Club to help out this orphaned blog by making something from their blog and have no one left out.
The blog was Connor’s Cooking and it took me some time to choose from the long list of recipes. Just when I thought I had one I would end up seeing something else which sounded just as delicious. I finally made up my mind to make the peanut butter chocolate bars and I’m glad I did. These were made just like a bar but it was really a cookie dough which was then smooshed into a pan and baked. They were really easy to make and came out of the oven looking perfect! It took all of my will power to not start eating it right then and I finally gave up and sliced a corner a little while later. They tasted really good and had that sticky peanut butter texture and taste which was followed by the globs of melted chocolate, make sure to have a large ice cold glass of milk along with these and you will not be disappointed. I really like the idea of baking cookies in a pan and being able to determine the size after cutting them.
Here’s the recipe from Connor’s Cooking:
1 3/4 cups all purpose flour
3/4 teaspoons baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup unsalted butter
1 cup creamy peanut butter
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
12 ounces chopped semi sweet chocolate
Preheat oven to 375. Line a 13×9″ pan with foil or cooking spray. Whisk together flour baking soda and salt. Using an electric mixer, cream the butter, sugars and peanut butter until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and vanilla until well combined. Turn mixer down to low and slowly add in dry ingredients. Turn off mixer and fold in chocolate. Press cookie dough into prepared pan and bake 20-22 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on wire rack in pan. When cooled completely, lift out by foil and cut into bars.
Tip – I just rubbed the 13×9 very liberally with butter and they can be lifted out easily with a small spatula when cooled