These are very good. They taste like drop cookies.

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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 11 x 7 inch baking pan.

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  • In a large bowl, beat peanut butter, shortening, and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs, water, and vanilla until smooth. Combine flour, baking powder, and salt; stir into peanut butter mixture until combined. Stir in chocolate pieces. Spread dough into prepared pan.

  • Bake for 40 minutes, until golden brown. Cool in the pan on a wire rack. Cut into bars.

Nutrition Facts

317.2 calories; 6.7 g protein; 40.7 g carbohydrates; 31 mg cholesterol; 177.6 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (9)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
04/23/2007
Great recipe tastes just like peanut butter cookies. I also liked it because I had all the ingredients on hand even though I havent been shopping in weeks. The only thing I did different was cut down the cook time. 40 minutes was a bit much if you are using a shallow pan. My pan wasn't even that shallow but I only had to cook it for 30 minutes. Yummy recipe but 4 stars for the cook time. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
02/25/2006
This was pretty good. It could be that for recipes like this it's expected that people use sugary peanut butter like skippy or jiffy. We use Adams so these bars just weren't sweet enough. I increased the chocolate chips to 1 full cup and I'm glad I did. If I make them again I'll have to purchase some sugary peanut butter next time. Read More
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9 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 1
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
04/23/2007
Great recipe tastes just like peanut butter cookies. I also liked it because I had all the ingredients on hand even though I havent been shopping in weeks. The only thing I did different was cut down the cook time. 40 minutes was a bit much if you are using a shallow pan. My pan wasn't even that shallow but I only had to cook it for 30 minutes. Yummy recipe but 4 stars for the cook time. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/15/2005
I got lots of compliments for this recipe. As a healthy twist I used butter instead of shortening (which is pure trans fat!) and everything else raw/organic. I also used 1/4 cup protein powder to replace some of the flour. Everyone in my office LOVED them! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
02/24/2006
This was pretty good. It could be that for recipes like this it's expected that people use sugary peanut butter like skippy or jiffy. We use Adams so these bars just weren't sweet enough. I increased the chocolate chips to 1 full cup and I'm glad I did. If I make them again I'll have to purchase some sugary peanut butter next time. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/13/2008
I really enjoyed these. They're really good for peanut butter fanatics. Read More
(3)
Rating: 3 stars
12/19/2007
These were good although not as good as expected. I did use butter instead of oil and used 1 full cup of choc chips (which made it better.) Read More
(1)
Rating: 4 stars
01/21/2008
These were to sweet but i think i measured the sugar wrong. Also after the dough baked for 5 to 10 min. i stired it a little bit so the chocolate would look swirly. Also these make a lot more than just 12 bars. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/26/2018
I didn't have an 11"x7" pan so I used two 7.5"x5" pans. I used organic creamy peanut butter and added Reese's pieces candy. I only baked for 30 mins. They came out awesome! Like peanut butter brownies!! Read More
Rating: 3 stars
08/10/2015
My 11 year old made these Tonite. We were looking for a quick dessert that we had all the ingredients for and this fit the bill. Our family would have liked more choclate and there wasn't much peanut butter flavor but the texture was good and it was quick and easy. We baked them for 30 min and they we done 40 min sounded like way too much to me anyway:) Read More
Rating: 2 stars
03/01/2008
Okay but nothing special Read More