Okay. I already posted one blog this morning so I was going to wait until tomorrow to post again. Then I made these bars. Angels sang.
The oldest kiddo has a peanut allergy - life threatening peanut allergy. But he is gone for 2 years.
Since he is gone, we are all on a peanut eating frenzy from years of denial. We miss him terribly.
Think "Ben and Jerry's Chubby Hubby" ice cream. Then think cookie bar. Yep, it's that good.
Chubby Hubby Cookie Bars
2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 cups unsalted butter, (1 1/2 sticks) softened
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup peanut butter (smooth or crunchy)
1 Tablespoon vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup peanut butter chips
2 cups coarsely chopped pretzels
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 9x13 pan with non-stick spray.
Using a mixer, beat butter and sugars until fluffy. Add peanut butter, eggs and vanilla, mix. Add flour, baking soda and salt and mix on low speed. Fold in 1 cup of the chocolate chips and half of the pretzels, reserving the rest to put on top.
Spread the batter evenly in the prepared pan. Sprinkle the peanut butter chips, remaining 1/2 cup of chocolate chips and 1 cup of chopped pretzels on top.
Bake for about 30 minutes or until golden brown. Cool completely before cutting, if possible.