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Double Chocolate Cookie Bars with Peanut Butter Cream Cheese Topping + Giveaway

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Double Chocolate Cookie Bars with Peanut Butter Cream Cheese Topping

Mother’s Day is this weekend! This being my first Mother’s Day, I’m excited to start new traditions with my family. Last week, I mentioned that my mom and I would spend Mother’s Day each year having a brunch picnic on the beach. Although Ryder is a little too young to do that this year, I’m sure the beach on Mother’s Day will be a tradition in future years. This year, we are keeping it low-key and spending the morning at a local brunch with family, followed by dinner with my parents. Since I’ll be cooking dinner at home for my mom this Mother’s Day, the last thing I have time to do is bake a dessert from scratch. I’ve teamed up with Betty Crocker® and created a delicious (and easy to make) dessert just in time for Mother’s Day!
Double Chocolate Cookie Bars with Peanut Butter Cream Cheese Topping

This dessert is made in 35 minutes and is ideal to share with your mom this Mother’s Day. What’s not to like about chocolate and peanut butter? It’s been my favorite combo for the past month (heck who am I kidding– since I can remember eating a chocolate brownie with peanut butter frosting on it when I was in pre-school).

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Katie Original Recipe 

Double Chocolate Cookie Bars with Peanut Butter Cream Cheese Topping

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Total Time: 35 minutes

Yield: 12 bars

Double Chocolate Cookie Bars with Peanut Butter Cream Cheese Topping

Ingredients

  • Ingredients:
  • 1 package Betty Crocker® Double Chocolate Chunk Cookie Mix
  • ¼ cup vegetable oil
  • 2 tbsp water
  • 2 eggs, divided
  • Cooking spray
  • 2 8oz. packages of cream cheese, room temperature
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup whipped peanut butter

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Spray cooking spray on a 13x9 baking dish and set to the side.
  2. Make cookie dough according to package using the vegetable oil, water, and 1 egg. Spread the cookie dough in a 13x9 baking dish.
  3. In a stand mixer, cream the room temperature cream cheese, granulated sugar, peanut butter and 1 egg, until well incorporated (2 minutes on low to medium speed). Make sure you scrape the sides and bottom of the bowl as you go. Pour the peanut butter cream cheese mixture on top of the cookie dough. Bake in the oven at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 25 minutes.
  4. Let the cookie bars cool for 30 minutes then stick in the refrigerator for at least one hour before cutting.
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13 Responses to “Double Chocolate Cookie Bars with Peanut Butter Cream Cheese Topping + Giveaway”

  1. Kayle (The Cooking Actress) posted on May 6, 2014 at 4:43 pm (#)

    well this is like the tastiest most decadent thing you could make for Mother’s Day! I LOVE IT!

  2. keri @ shaken together posted on May 6, 2014 at 6:22 pm (#)

    My mom is a brownie junkie! Brownies it is!

  3. Samantha posted on May 6, 2014 at 8:07 pm (#)

    How funny, my daughters just made a Betty Crocker cake for dessert, they made the Butter Pecan Super Moist Cake Mix and it turned out delicious, especially straight after it came out of the oven. So I’ll go ahead with that choice since it turned out so yummy….doubt it will last till Mother’s Day…they’ll just have to make another one.

  4. Christine from Cook the Story posted on May 7, 2014 at 9:26 am (#)

    I’d like a pan full, please!

  5. Jessica @ A Kitchen Addiction posted on May 7, 2014 at 2:10 pm (#)

    Love everything about these cookie bars! I hope you have a great first Mother’s Day!

  6. Danielle K posted on May 7, 2014 at 7:24 pm (#)

    Those look so yummy! A cake mix is easy and fun to add to make something special.

  7. Ann posted on May 7, 2014 at 7:25 pm (#)

    A lemon pound cake would do! Who doesn’t love Betty Crocker? I am always baking stuff.

  8. Kelster posted on May 7, 2014 at 8:15 pm (#)

    She loves brownies so I would make her s’mores brownies using the brownie mix.

  9. Angie posted on May 8, 2014 at 9:49 am (#)

    I’m so excited for you, your first Mother’s Day! Congrats! And these Cookie bars look amazing! Love!

  10. Lolly Jane posted on May 8, 2014 at 12:25 pm (#)

    These look so good! We are complete suckers for the chocolate + pb combo! YUM :)

  11. Wendi @ H2OBungalow posted on May 9, 2014 at 7:52 am (#)

    I’d make this recipe..can’t go wrong with chocolate and peanut butter!

  12. Annette posted on May 9, 2014 at 2:08 pm (#)

    I’d like to use the yellow cake mix.

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