Friday, January 24, 2014

P'nut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Barz (So fast to make & so fast to disappear)

OMG guys.

So right now, I've been doing the Atkin's diet. It's been extremely successful, and the pounds are dropping. :) !!!!

Even my sweet tooth has gotten relatively calm--which is amazing.

However, work was having a bbq today--and they asked for philosophy in life is to MAKE all treats that I take to functions (not to poop out and just buy a pack of cookies--where's the fun in that?). My reasoning is that if I have a good arsenal of treats by the time my kiddos go to school--I can be that awesome mom that has the BEST treats. Silly, I know. I have found many delicious recipes, at the expense of mine and Carlos' waistline :)

These things were SO EASY to make. I made them after a 10 hour day of work, 3 hours of class, a parking ticket, and working out! So don't say you can't do it!

It only took ONE bowl to mix all of the goodness together. Minimal dishes? Sign me up. 

 Mmmm.  A lovely sugar coated measuring spoon.

My disaster of a kitchen.

And yes, that's a container of DIET Mt. Dew. It often is the only thing that keeps me going. (also Pandora playing Crazy Love station--nothing like Michael Buble to serenade you in the ol' kitchen)

Ready to go in the oven!

Hellllllllo oooey gooey deliviousness.
Can you believe I didn't eat a whole bar? Or a whole sheet of em?
Honest to goodness. All I did was savor a tiny bite--and I even spit it out (I know it's crazy).

I took these to work...and there was nothing left. I didn't even get to sneak one...which is probably good. They were a hit!

Here's the recipe. 
Modified from here.

Makes 1 9 X 18 pan and a small 8 X 8 pan *so a lot!


  • 1 cup butter, melted (2 sticks)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups light brown sugar, packed
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter (like Jif)
  • 2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 pinch salt
  • 6 squares of melting chocolate (3 for topping, 3 crushed) 
  • 1 cup chocolate chips  

1. Heat up oven to 350 F. Spray both pans good with cooking spray (so they don't stick) 

2. Melt the butter in a big bowl. Add the sugar (brown and white), vanilla, peanut butter, baking soda, salt, and eggs. Then add the chocolate chips and the chunks of melting chocolate. THEN add the flour. 

3. Bake for 18-20 min. 

4. Let the bars cool for at least 30 min. (This is the hardest part!!!) 

5. Melt 3 squares of melting chocolate and drizzle on top of the bars. Wait 20 min to cool. 

6. Slice and serve! 

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