Hey everyone do I have a great after school cookie recipe for you today! Peanut Butter Banana Cookie Bars!
These cookies remind me of some of Elvis’s favorite flavors! I almost called them Elvis Bars! This recipe will make a huge pan of cookie bars but you can easily cut the recipe in half, or pack some up to put in the freezer! This is totally a kid friendly recipe and you can even get them in on the action! Kids love to make cookies and love to eat them when they are fresh out of the oven!
Another great thing about this recipe is it uses over ripe bananas. If your tired of making banana bread all the time, use those over ripe bananas for these cookie bars! Its a nice change up!
Its also a nice change from your everyday chocolate chip cookie. Making them as bars also takes less time in the kitchen because there is only one bake! No scooping cookie dough a million times to make cookies. Spread the dough in a 10″x 15″ cookie sheet and bake for about 20-25 minutes and you have a whole lot of cookie bars!!
So go ahead and make a batch of these today but make sure you have plenty of ice cold milk to drink with them because you wont want to stop eating them!!
Peanut Butter Banana Cookie Bars
- 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
- 2 ripe bananas mashed
- 1/2 cup soft butter
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 2 1/2 cups flour
- 2 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 cup lightly salted peanuts
- 1 cup chocolate chips
- 1/2 cup peanut butter chips plus 2 tablespoons creamy peanut butter (for drizzle)
- Mix both sugars and butter in bowl until it turns a light yellow color. Add in eggs, vanilla and mashed banana, mix until combined. Sift together flour, baking powder and salt, add to the wet ingredients and mix until blended. Stir in chocolate chips and peanuts. Spread into greased 15"x10" jelly roll pan. Bake at 350 degree oven for 30 minutes. Remove from oven and cool completely. While cookies are cooling melt the peanut butter chips and peanut butter in microwave in 20 second intervals, stirring in between. While melted drizzle over cookies and let cookies and candy drizzle cool completely before cutting.
- You can omit the drizzle if you wish.
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