Friday, December 9, 2011

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Bars!

Many of you have read about String Beane's allergies.  He was diagnosed with food allergies when he was just under 1 year old.  Peanut was one of his allergies.  We have avoided peanuts for the last 5 years.  That is how long it has been since I have bought or eaten peanut butter in my house!  5 Y.E.A.R.S.!

String Beane turned 6 years old on December 4th and on December 5th he went for a food challenge for peanuts.  He passed!  He is no longer allergic to peanuts. 

I have spent several days now searching for recipes that uses peanut butter.  The first recipe that caught my eye was this one for peanut butter chocolate chip bars.  They just look long over due for me.

I had to make a few adjustments to the original recipe to make them milk/dairy free.  Here is the recipe.

6 Tbls Flieshman's unsalted margarine
1/2 cup peanut butter
1 cup sugar
1/4 cup light brown sugar, packed
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 cup chocolate chips (Ghirardelli semi sweet chips)

Preheat oven to 350. Lightly grease an 8 x 8" pan

Whisk together the flour, salt and baking powder. Set aside.

Cream the butter and peanut butter together until smooth. Beat in the sugars until combined.

Add the eggs, one at a time, scraping down the bowl after each addition. Stir in the vanilla.

Stir in the flour mixture. Add the chocolate chips, stirring until combined.

Spread the batter into the prepared pan and bake for 30-32 minutes.  Cool completely before cutting.

They were ooey, gooey and so good!  I had forgotten how good peanut butter treats could be.  If you can eat peanut butter, and I hope that you can, make you up some of these wonderful treats.  You will not be sorry. 
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  1. You had me at peanut butter and chocolate chips, what else is there! I like that they are bars, gonna make. Please share this post this at Sunday's Best at 4 pm today. Got to share this idea.

  2. I know you're relieved that he has outgrown his peanut allergies - it should make your life a lot easier. These look delicious! Thanks for sharing on Sweet Indulgences Sunday.

  3. these sound delicious. of course with peanut butter and chocolate how could you go wrong???


  4. These look delicious. My kids and I are having baking day tomorrow. Lots of treats to be made. We may just have to add these to our list!
    Happy Birthday to your String Beane...we share a birthday :)

  5. Mmmm...peanut butter and chocolate are one of the best combos EVER!

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  6. These look yummy! Thanks for sharing.

    ~Mrs. Delightful

  7. Yum yum love peanut butter and choc :)would be great if you add it to Creative Thursday?

  8. I am over visiting from the Mom on Timeout link party. These bars look awesome!

    ~Kara (your newest follower :)

  9. This is a great recipe that we would really enjoy. Those bars look delicious. Have a wonderful week end and thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen