I recently received a spiral bound cookbook filled with recipes from my mom’s side of the family. One of her cousins spent quite a bit of time collecting the recipes, adding old family photos, and even including the nutritional content of each dish. I am so happy to have this in my possession now, what a great way to relive memories I was served as a child and start to make new memories for my boys.
I wasn’t surprised to see the recipe for my mom’s Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Bars, I grew up eating these and they are a tried and true favorite. I was reminded of them earlier this spring and during a visit in May, my mom brought down a batch from Colorado for my family to share.
Oh, and on the same page as the recipe, is a photo of my maternal grandparents on their wedding day…August 31, 1940, so it is fitting that I post this to my blog today. The Hubby and I share the date with them, but our wedding was just 17 years ago today 🙂
Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Bars
- 1 cup sugar
- ½ cup margarine
- ½ cup super chunk peanut butter
- 2 eggs
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- 1 cup flour
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 10-oz package of chocolate chips
- Grease baking pan and preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- In a large bowl, add sugar, margarine, and peanut butter.
- Using an electric mixer, stir together combined.
- Add egg and vanilla, beating until smooth.
- Stir in flour, baking powder, and salt using a spatula.
- Stir in chocolate chips.
- Turn into prepared pan and spread out until even. Bake in 350 degree oven 25-35 minutes or until set. The smaller the pan, the thicker the bar, and the longer it will take to bake. Cool; cut into squares.