Monday, December 21, 2009

Peanut Butter Swirl Bars

peanut butter swirl barsOkay, seriously. YUM. We've tried a few new recipes for bar cookies this month, and this is my favorite. (The snickerdoodle bars are fantastic, too, but this is chocolate!)

The recipe is from The Amish Cook's Baking BookAmish Cook's Baking Book (see my review here) and this recipe was one that I've been wanting to try. I'm so glad I did!

I didn't find the recipe online, but I found this one, which is very similar. In fact, with a few minor changes (double the ingredient quantities, lower the oven temperature to 325F, and sprinkle the chocolate chips on the batter before baking), you'll have this recipe.

I found that the bars took about 50-55 minutes to bake. I don't know why the center sank, but I'll tell you this: both the "fluffy" edges and the dense center are very very good. The texture at the edges is moist and similar to a cake-like brownie. In the center it's dense, chewy, and gooey. The flavor reminds me of peanut butter fudge.

This recipe is definitely a keeper!

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  1. I made my first ever peanut butter cookies an Saturday! They were good but a bit dry. I cooked them 1 minute too long. Reduced time on second batch and they were not dry. I think I've finally beat my cookie baking fear. I'm going to try these tonight I think. Merry Christmas!

  2. Oh, these look very good! I like making bar cookies, so I will have to give these a try.


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