Peanut Butter Blossom Bars

This recipe I would say is for those of you who do not have a lot of time to do baking over the Holidays. It is the same great flavor as the Peanut Butter Kiss Cookies, however, this is made in a bar form.

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This means you are done baking in a shorter amount of time. Again, so many people are tired of the same old stuff all the time, so changing it up is a great idea.

No one is going to expect their favorite cookie to be in the form of a bar. What a pleasant surprise this is.

These are going to be super easy to make, saving time for other Holiday tasks. Make the cookie dough and spread it in a cake pan. Bake it and then evenly space out the Kisses on the top.

Frequently Asked Questions:

            How do I store these bars?

They can be stored in an airtight container, in the refrigerator for up to  7 days. However, these are so good, do not expect them to last that long!

            Can I freeze these?

You certainly can! Place them into ziploc freezer bags or an airtight container and set them in the freezer. They will last for 3 months.

            Should I use creamy style peanut butter or chunky style?

That choice is yours to make, how much peanut flavor do you want in these? I have made this with both styles and they are delicious either way.

What do you need to make Peanut Butter Blossom Bars

            1 stick butter, softened to room temperature

            ½ cup peanut butter, creamy or chunky

            ½ cup light brown sugar

            ½ cup granulated sugar

            2 tbsp milk

            1 tsp vanilla extract

            ½ tsp salt

            1 tsp baking soda

            1 ¾ cup flour

            24 to 40 Hershey Kisses, amount depends on how small or large you are cutting the bars

How to make Peanut Butter Blossom Bars

FIRST STEP:

Cream the butter and the granulated sugar together

Add the brown sugar and beat again

Combine in the peanut butter, milk and vanilla extract

a)

b)

SECOND STEP:

Sift together the baking soda, salt and flour

a)

b)

c)

Add the flour in small amounts until it is all combined

a)

b)

THIRD STEP:

Preheat the oven to 350* and lightly spray a 9×13 cake pan with nonstick spray

Unwrap the amount of Hershey kisses you think you will use

Press the dough on the bottom of the baking pan, using a spatula to make it even

FOURTH STEP:

Bake for 20 to 24 minutes, until lightly golden on the edges

a)

b)

Immediately place the unwrapped Kisses in rows of 6 to 8

Place the pan into the freezer until the bars are cold and the kisses are solid again

Remove and cut into bars, using the kisses as size guides, one kiss in the center of each bar.

a)

b)

c)

d)

Enjoy!

YUM!

Peanut Butter Blossom Bars

Peanut Butter Blossom Bars

Yield: 24
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

Ingredients

  •             1 stick butter, softened to room temperature
  •             ½ cup peanut butter, creamy or chunky
  •             ½ cup light brown sugar
  •             ½ cup granulated sugar
  •             2 tbsp milk
  •             1 tsp vanilla extract
  •             ½ tsp salt
  •             1 tsp baking soda
  •             1 ¾ cup flour
  •             24 to 40 Hershey Kisses, amount depends on how small or large you are cutting the bars

Instructions

FIRST STEP:

Cream the butter and the granulated sugar together

Add the brown sugar and beat again

Combine in the peanut butter, milk and vanilla extract

SECOND STEP:

Sift together the baking soda, salt and flour

Add the flour in small amounts until it is all combined

THIRD STEP:

Preheat the oven to 350* and lightly spray a 9x13 cake pan with nonstick spray

Unwrap the amount of Hershey kisses you think you will use

Press the dough on the bottom of the baking pan, using a spatula to make it even

FOURTH STEP:

Bake for 20 to 24 minutes, until lightly golden on the edges

Immediately place the unwrapped Kisses in rows of 6 to 8

Place the pan into the freezer until the bars are cold and the kisses are solid again

Remove and cut into bars, using the kisses as size guides, one kiss in the center of each bar.

Enjoy!

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 24 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 168Total Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 12mgSodium: 164mgCarbohydrates: 20gFiber: 1gSugar: 12gProtein: 3g