Peanut Butter Blossom Bars Recipe Makes a Classic Cookie Even Better by Donna John

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3 months ago

Peanut Butter Blossom Bars Recipe Makes a Classic Cookie Even Better

Don't you love recipes that put a new twist on an old classic? Peanut butter blossom cookies are a classic, for sure. Who doesn't love that moist peanut butter cookie topped with a chocolate candy kiss? Instead of making traditional cookies, this easy recipe turns those cookies into bars. Fun, right?

To make these peanut butter blossom bars you'll need butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar, creamy peanut butter, an egg, flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, chocolate chips and Hershey's Kisses. The dough is pressed into a 13x9-inch baking pan and baked until it puffs up and is golden. Have your kisses unwrapped because you'll immediately press them into the top of the hot cookie bars. Let them cool completely, then cut into squares with a kiss in the middle of each.

Serve these peanut butter bars for dessert or as a snack any time. Wrap them individually for class parties, potlucks, cookouts or other family get-togethers.

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Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 24 

Ingredients

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Recipe Notes

  • Store the cookie bars in an airtight container.
  • Remove the wrappers from the Hershey's Kisses while the cookie bars bake.
  • You can use milk chocolate chips or semisweet chocolate chips.
  • Use the butter wrapped to grease the pan.

Here's how to make it: 

  1. Put the butter, 1/2 cup granulated sugar, brown sugar, peanut butter and egg into a mixing bowl. Beat with an electric mixer until well combined.
  2. Whisk together the flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt until combined.
  3. Stir the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients.
  4. Fold in the chocolate chips.
  5. Press the dough into the bottom of a greased 13x9-inch baking pan. Sprinkle with the 2 teaspoons of granulated sugar.
  6. Bake in a preheated 350-degree F oven for about 22 to 25 minutes or until puffed up and golden.
  7. Remove from the oven and immediately top with the Hershey's Kisses, making four rows of six candies.
  8. Cool completely before cutting into squares.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving

Calories: 318

Total Fat: 17g

Saturated Fat: 10g

Cholesterol: 31mg

Sodium: 924mg

Total Carbohydrate: 36g

Dietary Fiber: 4.4g

Total Sugars: 26.8g

Protein: 4.9g

Vitamin D: 3mcg

Calcium: 181mg

Iron: 1mg

Potassium: 249mg

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Cassiday
Very fun (and yummy) recipe!
Elisa Schmitz
I absolutely love this idea, Donna John ! Great twist on a classic cookie recipe, perfect for the holidays or anytime! #yum
Terry
Imitation is the greatest form of flattery, so I'm borrowing your #yum, Elisa Schmitz! I love that you show the step-by-step method, especially when it comes to the placement of the kisses,
Donna John . I always find the visuals helpful.
Unfortunately, they'll have to wait awhile, as the ortho surgeon said FIVE weeks in bed, with leg flat out, rather then the 2-3 the ER doc said 😪
Donna John
Here's to a quick recovery. If I could deliver you some, I would! Glad you like the step by step. It helps me, too.
Terry
Thanks so much Donna John ! And you can bet I would gladly become a no moderation, 2-fisted -face -stuffer with these beauties 😱 , much to my own detriment...no exercise for 5 weeks.
But I'd sure give it the old college try - consequences be damned! 😁
Elisa Schmitz
Borrow away, Terry ! So sorry to hear about your injury. Sending you healing energy and hopes for a full recovery very soon!
Terry
Thanks so much Elisa Schmitz .I appreciate it, & will gratefully accept the healing energy! Who'd have thought that a fractured kneecap would be more difficult to deal with, than the same-side knee replacement (due to a shattered joint, & broken tibia, & femur) that I had done 5 years ago? Certainly not I! Have a blessed one!
Cevin Soling
I Love this !! Donna John Thanks for sharing

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