Monday, April 26, 2010

What's for Dinner? Peanut Butter Bars

Over the weekend we had dinner at my parents house.  About a hour before we were to head over I thought it would be nice to bring a dessert?

I rummaged my cupboards and found this recipe on the back of the Betty Crocker Peanut Butter cookie package.

Honestly this was much easier than making cookies.  And in a house where Peanut Butter and Chocolate is considered a food group it was well received.

Ingredients list:
1 Package Peanut Butter Cookie mix
3 tablespoons Vegetable Oil
1 tablespoon water
1 egg
2 cups Chocolate Chips

Heat oven to 350°F. Spray bottom of 13x9-inch pan with cooking spray - I like Pam Olive Oil Spray

In large bowl, stir cookie mix, oil, water and egg until soft dough forms. Press into pan. Bake 15 to 18 minutes or until edges are light golden brown. Cool 10 minutes

In small microwavable bowl, microwave chocolate chips and butterscotch chips on High 1 to 1 1/2 minutes or until melted. Spread evenly over base. Refrigerate 30 minutes or until set. For bars, cut into 9 rows by 4 rows

 I was able to throw these together and let them cool enough to plate them in under an hour.  When I arrived at my dad's house I put them back in the fridge for a few minutes (and to hide them from everyone until after dinner!)


Kara said...

Only this time I am using Dark Chocolate Chips. Oh, yummy...

Jessica said...

they were awesome everyone devoured the bars and teh strawberry shortcake. It was great to have you over for supper

Erin said...

were they heavenly? and where was my sample?

Kara said...

They totally were. And I left a row at home but by the time I got back they were gone! They are super easy so I will put one in the safe next time I make them so you can have one.

Erin said...

:-) how did pictures turn out for brunch? I have to get the ones for Highland Grill as well...

Kara said...

I haven't looked at them on my computer yet. I will do that soon.