Peanut Butter Bars with Chocolate Cookie Crumble
Looking to take your basic blondies up a few notches? Look no further than this glorious mixture of chocolate cookie crunch and smooth and rich peanut butter blondies, all baked into an easy treat that your family and guests will love!
YIELDS 16–20 BARS CRUMBLE
- 12 cookies sandwich cookies, chopped small
- 1⁄2 cup flour
- 2 Tbsp sugar
- 1 Tbsp cocoa powder
- 1 egg
- 3 Tbsp oil
- 1⁄2 cup oil
- 1 cup peanut butter
- 3 eggs
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1⁄2 tsp baking powder
- 1⁄4 tsp sea salt
- 11⁄2 cups flour
Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease a 9x13-inch (20x30-cm) baking pan and set aside.
Prepare the crumble: Combine all ingredients in a medium bowl. Stir together with your fingers until the mixture is damp and slightly sticky. Set aside.
Prepare the peanut butter bars: In a large bowl, whisk together oil, peanut butter, and eggs until smooth and creamy. Add brown sugar, vanilla, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Stir to combine. Add flour and gently stir until mixture comes together as a loose dough.
Spread mixture in the bottom of the prepared baking pan. Spread chocolate cookie crumble evenly over the entire surface. Bake for about 45 minutes, until the center feels firm.
Plan Ahead: Bars can be frozen, well wrapped, until ready to serve.
(Originally featured in Family Table, Issue 708)
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