Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Chunky Monkey Peanut Butter Cup Banana Bars

I needed a dessert to take to a neighborhood party so I doubled this.  They are YUMMY!  I did have to bake them almost double the time since I put them in a 9 x 13 pan. 
Chunky Monkey Peanut Butter Cup Banana Bars

3/4 cup unsalted butter melted
1 cup brown sugar
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 ripe bananas mashed
1/3 cup peanut butter creamy or chunky
1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips or chunks
10 -16 small Reese's peanut butter cups Beth used white choc pnut butter cups, chopped
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1  1/2 cups all-purpose flour or GF flour

Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line a 9x9 baking dish with parchment paper or aluminum foil and lightly spray with non-stick cooking spray. Set aside

In a large bowl, combine the melted butter and light brown sugar and whisk to blend.
Add in the egg, vanilla, peanut butter and banana and make sure all of the wet ingredients are thoroughly mixed in.

Using a wooden spoon, add in the salt and flour and mix until just combined.  Fold in chocolate chips or chocolate chunks and mix in.

Transfer the batter to the prepared pan, spreading evenly to the edges of the pan.  Lightly press the peanut butter cups into the batter.Beth added these to the batter with the chocolate chips.

Sprinkle some extra chocolate chunks or chips to the top if you wish.

Bake for 25-35 minutes, or until the top is golden and the edges are slightly browned.

Do not overbake.  Allow to cool in the pan.

Recipe Notes Keep in airtight container at room temp or fridge.

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