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Peanut butter cookie bars are like toffee bar squares plus lunch lady peanut butter squares. They are soft, buttery and chewy and melt in your mouth. They are chocolate and peanut butter and toffee. 

And then, to make these cookies even better, they are covered in toasted coconut covered in sweetened condensed milk. 

Life just got that much better. 

Peanut Butter Cookie Bars

The most amazing peanut butter toffee bar
covered in chocolate and toasted coconut. 

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peanut butter cookie bar

I’m not kidding. These are really that good. I’ve seen the other peanut butter cookie bars out there, and trust me when I say, they don’t even hold a candle. 


These peanut butter cookie bars aren’t peanut butter brownies. They aren’t peanut butter bars. They are toffee bars with a hint of peanut butter and are covered in a chocolate peanut butter sauce. And I’ll just stop right there, because you need to just make these cookie bars right now! 

How Do You Make Peanut Butter Cookie Bars?

Just like with toffee bars you whip up the butter and sugar until creamy and then add the rest of the ingredients just until they come together. Press the dough into a pan and bake just until lightly golden. Cover with sauce and coconut. 

In less than 20 minutes you’ll hear the choir singing. 

peanut butter cookie bar

Peanut Butter Cookie Bar

Catherine Olson
An amazing peanut butter toffee bar covered in chocolate and toasted coconut.
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 20 cookie bars

Ingredients
  

Cookie Dough

  • 12 tablespoons salted butter
  • cup peanut butter
  • ¾ cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup white sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 ¾ cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • Pinch of salt

Sauce

  • ½ peanut butter
  • ½ cup mini chocolate chips

Topping

  • 2 cups shredded coconut
  • 1/8 cup sweetened condensed milk

Instructions
 

Cookie Dough

  • Preheat oven to Fahrenheit 350°
  • Drop spoonfuls of batter evenly throughout a 9 x 13 pan
  • Press to flatten and smooth until level
  • Bake at Fahrenheit 350° for 10-12 minutes
  • Watch closely, cookies are done when edges begin to brown
  • While baking prepare sauce and topping

Sauce

  • Melt chocolate and peanut butter until almost melted
  • Stir until smooth

Topping

  • Toast shredded coconut over stove top until brown and crunchy
  • Stir in sweetened condensed milk
  • Mixture will have some clumps

Finalè

  • After removing cookies from the oven, immediately pour sauce over crust and spread to edges
  • Sprinkle coconut mixture evenly over the sauce
  • Let cool
Keyword Peanut Butter Cookie Bar

Should I Use Milk or Dark Chocolate Chips?

You should use whichever type of chocolate chips you love.

Mini chocolate chips only come in dark or semi-sweet, but you can sub in milk chocolate regular size chips if that is what speaks to your tummy!

Does it Matter What Type of Peanut Butter You Use?

No, but the creamier the better, in my opinion.

I use all natural peanut butter. You know, the kind with the oil dripping off the spoon. The trick is to mix it up really good, and store it upside down!

peanut butter cookie bar

Can I Substitute Another Type of Nut Butter?

Of course!

This peanut butter cookie bar recipe is only as good as how much you love them! Make them with your favorite type of nut!

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This pan is perfect for this peanut butter bar cookie recipe.

You can use a big stand mixer for this recipe, but a hand held works just as well too!

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Make Peanut Butter Cookie Bars

If you make these super delicious peanut butter cookie bars, tag @Fahrenheit350sweets on Instagram so I can see it! And I’d love it if you left a review and a comment below! 

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  1. I remember my lunch ladies in Elementary school. Not entirely unlike the visuals of Chris Farley. Only white hair instead of red. I would occasionally volunteer to help serve lunch. (We would get out of our second class 45 minutes early by doing so. The head lunch lady called all of us kids Sunshine. Everybody’s name was Sunshine to her. We would joke about it, but I now realize it was her endearing way of not having to learn anyone’s names.

    Thanks for bringing up my fond lunch lady memories.

    And the cookies were awesome!

  2. FYI – I have a scrumptious peanut butter bar recipe that people swear tastes just like in elementary school. I will have to give it to you. These look delicous. I will have to try this recipe!!

  3. hiya, i'd love to make these. what size pan did you use?

    also, it also looks like you used only 1 type of crust (cookie?) in the picture but i'll follow your directions to mix the toffee & cookie crust. : )

    any additional tips would be great!

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