Wednesday, May 12, 2010
Sweet Treat Thursday: Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Bars
Sweet Treat Thursday: a regular feature here at 3BATL. As the weekend approaches, I begin to think about a sweet treat that I can provide for dessert for my family. I've found that they enjoy a little extra sweetness in their weekend and usually, leftovers are eaten as snacks early in the week.
First, let me apologize for the similarity between this week's sweet and last week. I couldn't help myself. Once I found the recipe for these in my vintage box of memories I couldn't wait to make them. They are amazingly simple, makes a large batch, they're pretty darn yummy and the list of ingredients are all items that I have on hand in my pantry. My mom's recipe card doesn't include a date so I don't have any idea how old this recipe is but I think it must be from quite some time ago given the fact that my mom hasn't really baked much for the last 10 years. When did it become popular to use cake mixes for cookie recipes?
Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies (mix)
1/3 c. water
1/4 c. butter, softened
1 c. peanut butter
1 pkg yellow, devils food or white cake mix (I used yellow)
1 pkg semi-sweet chocolate chips (I used about 2/3 of the bag)
Heat oven to 375. Beat eggs, water, butter, peanut butter and half of the cake mix until smooth. Stir in remaining mix and chocolate chips. Spread in 15 1/2 x 10 1/2 x 1 pan. Bake 20 minutes. Cool and cut into bars. Makes 30. (My mom's notes also indicate that it makes 6 dozen cookies, bake them for 10 minutes.)
Serve warm with a cold glass of milk.