Known for her chocolate-chocolate chip cookies, my friend Kait is a baker to be reckoned with. I credit her for introducing me to the wonder that is Billy’s Bakery. With a discerning palate and a taste for the crème de la crème of all things sweet, I knew Kait would have an outrageous dessert recipe to share. In the tradition of one of her favorites, chocolate peanut butter pie, she has truly outdone herself with these gooey cookie bars. The best part? They are a cinch to make and use ingredients that are probably in your pantry. Try cutting them out into diamond shapes for your next holiday cookie exchange or family gathering.
1/2 cup peanut butter
1/2 cup butter (or oil)
1 1/2 cups sugar
2 eggs (or equivalent egg substitute)
1 tbsp vanilla
1 cup flour
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1 1/2 cups chocolate chips
Melt the peanut butter and butter in a small saucepan over low heat. Remove from heat and stir in sugar, eggs, vanilla. Separately combine flour and baking powder. Stir into peanut butter mixture. Add chocolate chips.
Bake in a 13×9 inch greased pan at 350 degrees for 25 minutes (bars should be lightly browned on top and chewy)