4-Ingredient Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Bars Recipe Will Blow Your Mind by Kathy Widenhouse

Desserts Cookies
6 months ago

4-Ingredient Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Bars Recipe Will Blow Your Mind

These delicious chocolate chip peanut butter bars will blow your mind. Just four ingredients? Yes! In the oven in less than 10 minutes? Yes, it's true! This is one dessert recipe you've got to try now. This simple dessert recipe for chocolate chip peanut butter squares is the ultimate easy cookie bar and a favorite from the iconic Pillsbury Bake-Off. Try them once and you'll be hooked. These cookies are so good!

The chocolate chip peanut butter cookie bars are four simple ingredients: refrigerated chocolate chip cookie dough, powdered sugar, creamy peanut butter and vanilla extract. The cookie dough is used as the crust and the topping for these bar cookies, which makes them so easy to prepare. Beat the powdered sugar, peanut butter and vanilla to make the creamy filling. 

Serve these peanut butter cookie bars for dessert or a sweet snack. Be sure to make enough to share with friends, family and neighbors. 

Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 to 35 minutes
Total Time: 40 to 45 minutes

Servings: 8 to 10


  • 1 roll (16 ounces) refrigerated chocolate chip cookie dough
  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups creamy peanut butter
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Here's how to make it:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (325 degrees F for a glass dish). Set out an 8- or 9-inch square baking pan.
  2. In a medium bowl, using an electric mixer on medium speed, combine the powdered sugar, peanut butter and vanilla until well blended.
  3. Cut cookie dough in half. Break up half the dough into small pieces and press the dough evenly onto the bottom of the ungreased baking pan.
  4. Spoon the peanut butter mixture into the pan. Use the back of the spoon to press it evenly across cookie base.
  5. Crumble the remaining half of the cookie dough into as many small pieces as possible. Sprinkle dough pieces over the peanut butter surface. Use your fingertips to gently work the dough, spreading it carefully and as evenly as possible to cover the peanut butter layer.
  6. Bake cookies for 30 to 35 minutes or until golden brown and firm to the touch. Remove baking pan from the oven. Allow bars to cool in the pan on a cooling rack for at least 30 minutes. Refrigerate pan until bars are chilled, about 1 hour.
  7. Use a sharp knife to cut cookies into four rows by four rows (or any other size you wish.) Remove bars from the pan with a spatula. Store cookies in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

Note: 30Seconds is a participant in the Amazon affiliate advertising program and this post contains affiliate links, which means we may earn a commission or fees if you make a purchase via those links.

Recipe cooking times and servings are approximate. Need to convert cooking and baking measurements? Here are some kitchen conversion charts. Here's how to submit your recipes to 30Seconds.

Take 30 seconds and join the 30Seconds community, and follow us on Facebook to get recipes in your newsfeed daily.

Related Products on Amazon We Think You May Like:

30Second Mobile, Inc. is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.

Peanut Butter $2 & Up
Powdered Sugar $2 & Up
Vanilla $4 & Up
Electric Mixers $15 & Up

Ultimate Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe: The Softest, Chewiest Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe You'll Ever Make

Ooey, Gooey Pecan Pie Surprise Bars Recipe Is Like Pecan Pie But Better

Best 7-Layer Bar Cookie Recipe: An Amazing Cookie Dessert Recipe That Requires No Mixing (Zilch!)

Easy Oatmeal Fruit Cookie Breakfast Bars Recipe Will Change the Way You Breakfast & Snack

Kim Kusiciel
This looks yummy Kathy Widenhouse! Thanks for sharing. It's also on Pinterest. Check it out here: www.pinterest.com/pin/17831446...
Ann Marie Patitucci
Looks delicious. Can't wait to try it!
Elisa Schmitz
Seriously amazing recipe. So simple and delicious! #yum
Sarah Penquite
At the top: "Just four ingredients? Yes! In the oven in less than 10 minutes? Yes, it's true!"
Recipe: "Bake cookies for 30 to 35 minutes or until golden brown and firm to the touch."

When did 30-35 become less than 10??

join discussion

Please login to comment.

recommended tips

4-Ingredient Homemade Egg Noodles Recipe Like Grandma Used to Make (No Pasta Maker Needed)

Easy 6-Ingredient Broccoli Cheese Casserole Pie Recipe Is a Slice of Heaven

4-Ingredient Juicy Teriyaki Beef Kebabs Recipe Is a Quick & Easy Dinner

Sweet & Savory Skillet Apple Pie Chicken Recipe Is Just In Time for Fall