Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 20 mins

This is one of my husbands favorite recipes to whip up and give to new neighbors, take to a pot luck, or hoard at home with a bowl of ice cream.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Cream together peanut butter, margarine, brown and white sugar.
  3. Add eggs and vanilla.
  4. Sift or mix together flour, baking powder and salt and add to mixture.
  5. Spread in a greased 9x13 pan and sprinkle chocolate chips over top.
  6. Bake for 3 minutes.
  7. Remove pan and swirl melted chocolate chips through peanut butter mixture with a butter knife. We make it look like a huge serpentine snake going through the mixture, as opposed to circle swirls.
  8. Return pan to oven and bake 15 minutes more.
Most Helpful

Um, yum! These are so good, and I love that they are made with things I usually have on hand. I used butter because I never have margarine on hand, and for the chocolate chip layer, I used dark chocolate and some butterscotch chips that I had on hand. I probably used a little more than one cup of the combined chips. I was afraid when I spread the peanut butter layer in the pan that it was too thin, but it baked up very nicely. I used store-brand peanut butter and it turned out just fine. Make a pan of these, pour yourself a glass of ice cold milk, and enjoy. You won't regret it!

Mommy2two April 03, 2011

These do taste good, but I had problems with the posted cooking time. The bars simply weren't done after 18 minutes in the oven. When I checked the bars they were still soupy wet. After 20 more minutes the center was set and the edges almost too crisp to eat. I did use a glass pan slightly smaller than 9X13 so they may have been a little thicker. I will try again another time because they do taste good & I almost always have the ingredients on hand.

Susie D December 17, 2009