Eating these Peanut Butter Cheesecake Cookie Bars will send you to your sugar happy place right away. This bar cookie recipe would be a great addition to your Easter dinner next week.
There is nothing that I would classify as too sweet. I am quite a dessert heavy weight (LOL literally). Now my hubby on the other hand, he takes one or two bites and he is over it. We were at Cheesecake Factory a few weeks ago, and we both ordered cheesecake after dinner. Now I purposefully only ate a small portion of dinner because one must leave room for cheesecake when you come to a place called The Cheesecake Factory. It is a given.
Anyway, I had no problem downing my cheesecake and a few bites of my hubby’s. He had a few bites and was going on about how sweet it was, and that it was too rich for him. He even said that he was getting the shakes and the sweats from trying to eat all that sugar. I just had to laugh at him and call him a dessert light weight. I guess I have had a lot more practice holding my sugar with all the desserts I keep cranking out.
After having that cheesecake a few weeks ago, I was craving some cheesecake goodies. One of my favorites from last year were these Key Lime Cheesecake Cookie Bars, so I knew I wanted to make another variation of that recipe. And since Reese’s are my absolute all time favorites, I decided to make another peanut butter version with Reese’s peanut butter chips, because clearly you can never have enough of that!!!
These bars are purely decadent. Thick layers of chocolate and peanut butter chip cookie dough with a generous layer of peanut butter cheesecake in the middle. Oh yeah!! I like my bars super thick, but if you like yours thinner, go ahead and bake these in a 9×13 pan. Just make sure to adjust your baking time…I haven’t done that size, so I am speculating probably about 25-30 minutes.
I also used the Hershey’s baking melts in place of the chocolate chips. I liked biting into the big chunks of chocolate. Who doesn’t though…
And of course everything is better with more chocolate right? So, go ahead and drizzle your bars with more melted chocolate and Reese’s peanut butter chips!!!
I am slightly addicted to Reese’s…here are a few of my favorites.