The Easiest Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Bars

Craving a sweet treat for your family? Try these soft and delicious peanut butter chocolate chip bars! These easy peanut butter bars are made in a 13×9 pan using a yellow cake mix, creamy peanut butter, cream cheese, and topped with semi-sweet chocolate chips. Even better this easy dessert bakes in less than 30 minutes!

Craving peanut butter and chocolate? Try these soft, delicious, gooey peanut butter chocolate chip bars! These cake mix cookie bars are made in a 13x9 pan using a yellow cake mix, creamy peanut butter, cream cheese, and are topped with semi-sweet chocolate chips. Even better these chocolate chip bars bake in less than 30 minutes! #peanutbutterbars #chocolatechipbars #cookiebars #cakemixbars

The Easiest Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Bars

Today we’re taking a break from the New Year clean eating and breaking out one of my favorite dessert bars whenever I want to indulge a little – Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Bars. These delicious dessert bars are just too good not to share, and hey- everybody needs a cheat dessert once a week anyways, right? ๐Ÿ˜‰

These yummy peanut butter chocolate chip bars are made with a yellow cake mix, creamy peanut butter, light cream cheese, and chocolate chips, and are always highly requested in our house.ย  Even better, these easy peanut butter bars take less than 30 minutes to bake, making for an easy weeknight or weekend treat.

 

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Craving peanut butter and chocolate? Try these soft, delicious, gooey peanut butter chocolate chip bars! These cake mix cookie bars are made in a 13x9 pan using a yellow cake mix, creamy peanut butter, cream cheese, and are topped with semi-sweet chocolate chips. Even better these chocolate chip bars bake in less than 30 minutes! #peanutbutterbars #chocolatechipbars #cookiebars #cakemixbars

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Bars

I’ve been making these delicious and easy peanut butter chocolate chip bars for several years now and it’s always one of my favorite treats to make for my family simply because it uses everyday ingredients that I almost always have in my pantry and fridge.

It’s also super quick to whip together when we’re craving something sweet and because you just throw them in a 9×13 pan, these peanut butter chocolate chip bars are great for taking to family gatherings and parties. It’s pretty much a given you won’t come home with any leftover bars – they’re THAT good.

Not to mention the combination of peanut butter and chocolate are pretty much THE BEST ever, am I right?! If you haven’t already, make sure you also check out my Peanut Butter Cheesecake Swirl Brownies and Mom’s Famous Chocolate Chip Cookies which are some of my family’s favorites and two of my most popular recipes to date.

Craving peanut butter and chocolate? Try these soft, delicious, gooey peanut butter chocolate chip bars! These cake mix cookie bars are made in a 13x9 pan using a yellow cake mix, creamy peanut butter, cream cheese, and are topped with semi-sweet chocolate chips. Even better these chocolate chip bars bake in less than 30 minutes! #peanutbutterbars #chocolatechipbars #cookiebars #cakemixbars

To make these chocolate chip peanut butter bars, you’ll first need to grab all your ingredients including a yellow cake mix, creamy peanut butter, cream cheese (softened), milk, sugar, semi sweet chocolate chips, and an egg. I’ve also included some of my favorite kitchen tools below that I love using whenever I bake these peanut butter bars.

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Craving peanut butter and chocolate? Try these soft, delicious, gooey peanut butter chocolate chip bars! These cake mix cookie bars are made in a 13x9 pan using a yellow cake mix, creamy peanut butter, cream cheese, and are topped with semi-sweet chocolate chips. Even better these chocolate chip bars bake in less than 30 minutes! #peanutbutterbars #chocolatechipbars #cookiebars #cakemixbars

How to Make Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Bars

Step 1:ย Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit, and spray 13 x 9 x 2 baking pan with non-stick cooking spray.

Step 2:ย Using an electric mixer, beat cake mix, 2/3 cup of peanut butter, and egg in large mixing bowl, until crumbly.

Step 3: Press crumb mixture with a fork into a greased baking pan, until evenly spread.

Step 4:ย In a large bowl, beat cream cheese and 1/3 cup of peanut butter with electric mixer until smooth. Slowly add in milk and sugar until fully incorporated.

Step 5:ย Carefully pour cream cheese and peanut butter mixture over crust. Spread evenly and sprinkle with chocolate chips.

Step 6:ย Bake in oven for 25-30 minutes or until edges are lightly browned and center is set.

Step 7: Let the peanut butter chocolate chip bars cool completely before cutting with a plastic knife. Store leftover bars in refrigerator for up to 5 days.

These peanut butter chocolate chip bars are simply divine straight out of the oven, but I also love eating them the next day after they’ve been in the fridge. They really do taste like peanut butter cheesecake and pair perfectly with a tall, cold glass of milk. You can also warm up leftover bars in the microwave for 20-30 seconds, if you don’t want them cold. Either way, they’re delish!

Craving peanut butter and chocolate? Try these soft, delicious, gooey peanut butter chocolate chip bars! These cake mix cookie bars are made in a 13x9 pan using a yellow cake mix, creamy peanut butter, cream cheese, and are topped with semi-sweet chocolate chips. Even better these chocolate chip bars bake in less than 30 minutes! #peanutbutterbars #chocolatechipbars #cookiebars #cakemixbars

Just look at all that peanut butter chocolate deliciousness and tell me you don’t want one!

Craving peanut butter and chocolate? Try these soft, delicious, gooey peanut butter chocolate chip bars! These cake mix cookie bars are made in a 13x9 pan using a yellow cake mix, creamy peanut butter, cream cheese, and are topped with semi-sweet chocolate chips. Even better these chocolate chip bars bake in less than 30 minutes! #peanutbutterbars #chocolatechipbars #cookiebars #cakemixbars

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Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Bars

  • Author: Cara Owens
  • Prep Time: 5
  • Cook Time: 30
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 16 bars 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American

Description

These delicious peanut butter chocolate chip bars are made in a 13×9 pan using a cake mix, creamy peanut butter, cream cheese, and topped with semi-sweet chocolate chips.


Ingredients

Scale
  • 1 package white or yellow cake mix
  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter (divided)
  • 1 egg
  • 1 package cream cheese (8 ounces)
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit, and spray 13 x 9 x 2 baking pan with non-stick cooking spray.
  2. Using an electric mixer, beat cake mix, 2/3 cup of peanut butter, and egg in large mixing bowl, until crumbly.
  3. Press crumb mixture with a fork into greased baking pan, until evenly spread.
  4. In a large bowl, beat cream cheese and 1/3 cup of peanut butter with electric mixer until smooth. Slowly add in milk and sugar until fully incorporated.
  5. Carefully pour cream cheese and peanut butter mixture over crust. Spread evenly and sprinkle with chocolate chips.
  6. Bake in oven for 25-30 minutes or until edges are lightly browned and center is set.
  7. Let bars cool completely before cutting. Store leftovers in refrigerator.

Notes

*Use a plastic knife to cut the bars clean.

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Craving peanut butter and chocolate? Try these soft, delicious, gooey peanut butter chocolate chip bars! These cake mix cookie bars are made in a 13x9 pan using a yellow cake mix, creamy peanut butter, cream cheese, and are topped with semi-sweet chocolate chips. Even better these chocolate chip bars bake in less than 30 minutes! #peanutbutterbars #chocolatechipbars #cookiebars #cakemixbars


Hope you enjoyed my Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Bars recipe and I hope you’ll give them a try the next time you’re craving something with peanut butter and chocolate! Do you love PB and chocolate too? Let me know in the comments below!

Thanks for stopping by!-Cara

 

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Craving peanut butter and chocolate? Try these soft, delicious, gooey peanut butter chocolate chip bars! These cake mix cookie bars are made in a 13x9 pan using a yellow cake mix, creamy peanut butter, cream cheese, and are topped with semi-sweet chocolate chips. Even better these chocolate chip bars bake in less than 30 minutes! #peanutbutterbars #chocolatechipbars #cookiebars #cakemixbars

Craving peanut butter and chocolate? Try these soft, delicious, gooey peanut butter chocolate chip bars! These cake mix cookie bars are made in a 13x9 pan using a yellow cake mix, creamy peanut butter, cream cheese, and are topped with semi-sweet chocolate chips. Even better these chocolate chip bars bake in less than 30 minutes! #peanutbutterbars #chocolatechipbars #cookiebars #cakemixbars

Craving peanut butter and chocolate? Try these soft, delicious, gooey peanut butter chocolate chip bars! These cake mix cookie bars are made in a 13x9 pan using a yellow cake mix, creamy peanut butter, cream cheese, and are topped with semi-sweet chocolate chips. Even better these chocolate chip bars bake in less than 30 minutes! #peanutbutterbars #chocolatechipbars #cookiebars #cakemixbars

Craving peanut butter and chocolate? Try these soft, delicious, gooey peanut butter chocolate chip bars! These cake mix cookie bars are made in a 13x9 pan using a yellow cake mix, creamy peanut butter, cream cheese, and are topped with semi-sweet chocolate chips. Even better these chocolate chip bars bake in less than 30 minutes! #peanutbutterbars #chocolatechipbars #cookiebars #cakemixbars

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  1. Rob wrote:

    One of my favorite bars you make. The PB and chocolate combo is the best!

    Posted 2.19.19 Reply
  2. Charlotte wrote:

    The husband is already begging me to make these now :p and I am scared if we make them we will eat the whole tray in one sitting they look so good! Thanks so much for linking up to #YumTum this week. I hope to see another great recipe next week!

    Posted 1.21.16 Reply
    • Haha, they are pretty delicious and never last long in this household ๐Ÿ˜‰ Thanks for inviting me!

      Posted 1.21.16 Reply
  3. Jessica wrote:

    Peanut butter and chocolate is my love language so this sounds heavenly!!! I can’t wait to try it! -Jessica, Sweet Little Ones

    Posted 1.21.16 Reply
  4. Charlotte wrote:

    These look delicious! – and not so complicated to do either! – I would love you to link one of your recipe’s to my food linky (#YumTum) http://www.themummytoolbox.com/?p=2730

    Posted 1.21.16 Reply
  5. hena tayeb wrote:

    OMG! that looks amazing!

    Posted 1.18.16 Reply
  6. Michelle wrote:

    These look delicious! I just posted a pb brownie mixture the other day, but this might even be easier ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks for sharing!

    Posted 1.17.16 Reply
    • Thank-you! That sounds delicious too, I will have to check that out!

      Posted 1.18.16 Reply
  7. Courtney wrote:

    omg these look AMAZING! I love anything peanut butter! I need to make these asap!

    Posted 1.17.16 Reply
    • Thank-you! Super easy to make, and even better to eat ๐Ÿ˜‰

      Posted 1.17.16 Reply
  8. Kusum wrote:

    PB and Chocolate, match made in heaven!! Looks so delish, you make me hungry and greedy for dessert, like right now ๐Ÿ˜‰
    xx, Kusum | http://www.sveeteskapes.com

    Posted 1.16.16 Reply
    • Haha, thank-you! Hope you’ll be able to make them soon ๐Ÿ™‚

      Posted 1.16.16 Reply
  9. These look delicious!! Pinning for later ๐Ÿ™‚

    Posted 1.16.16 Reply
  10. OMG this looks friggin amazin
    XO Ellen from Ask Away
    http://www.askawayblog.com

    Posted 1.16.16 Reply
    • Thank-you! They taste wonderful! Have a great weekend!

      Posted 1.16.16 Reply
  11. Hollie wrote:

    Cara, they sound and look delicious! I cannot wait to try them in my new to me oven when we move house! Thanks for the recipe card, too!

    Posted 1.16.16 Reply
  12. Mmmm! These looks so yummy and I love the printable recipe card!

    Sarah
    http://mybowsandclothes.blogspot.com/

    Posted 1.15.16 Reply
  13. These look so good! Peanut butter and chocolate is one of my favorite combos so I’ll have to try this. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Posted 1.15.16 Reply
  14. love this recipe reminds me of my reeses bondie recipe pinned thanks for sharing

    Posted 1.15.16 Reply
  15. Oh my goshhhh, these look so so so good! You can never go wrong with PB + chocolate! I can’t wait to try them!

    Posted 1.15.16 Reply
  16. Holy deliciousness! I may need to make these over the long weekend – YUM! <3
    Green Fashionista

    Posted 1.15.16 Reply
  17. Pinky wrote:

    This looks so amazingly delicious. I want one now.

    Posted 1.15.16 Reply
  18. ooh my gosh peanut butter and chocolate are like a match made in heaven! These look so good and so easy!

    Posted 1.15.16 Reply
    • They are super simple and delicious! Thanks for stopping by!

      Posted 1.15.16 Reply
  19. Rebecca Jo wrote:

    Oh my gosh… all the PB… I could devour that

    Posted 1.15.16 Reply
  20. Those look delicious! I am so sick of seeing all the New Years diet stuff. This is like a breathe of fresh air! I plan to make these with my daughter. She is ten and just got into cooking and I think she could manage to make these! Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful weekend!

    Posted 1.15.16 Reply
    • Thank-you! These would be great for her to help make, as it only requires a few ingredients. Hope you all enjoy them ๐Ÿ™‚

      Posted 1.15.16 Reply
  21. Oh, come to mama. These look awesome. I’m going to pin them.

    Posted 1.15.16 Reply
  22. Trish R wrote:

    Oh yum!! Two of my favorite flavors together. I am off to pin this recipe right now. Want to try this soon.

    Posted 1.15.16 Reply
  23. Julia wrote:

    These look so amazing I want to make them right now… even though it’s only 10AM haha. Thanks so much for sharing this recipe!

    Posted 1.15.16 Reply
    • Thank-you! I think they’d be acceptable for brunch ๐Ÿ™‚ Have a great weekend!

      Posted 1.15.16 Reply
  24. Leslie wrote:

    These look amazing!!

    Posted 1.15.16 Reply
    • Thank-you! Super easy dessert to make for the weekend ๐Ÿ™‚

      Posted 1.15.16 Reply
  25. Jennifer wrote:

    Um I will most certainly be trying this! Chocolate and peanut butter…my favorite combo!

    Posted 1.15.16 Reply
  26. Andrea Nine wrote:

    Hello yumminess!!! These look so good, but i would have to hide a few for me as my hubs and boys would eat them so stinking fast, lol!!! I hope your weekend is as wonderful as you are!!

    Posted 1.15.16 Reply
    • Haha, that happens around here a lot too with my husband. Have a great weekend!

      Posted 1.15.16 Reply
  27. Greta wrote:

    Yes please! It’s my husband’s birthday next week and I think we would love these!

    Posted 1.15.16 Reply
    • They are super easy to make and of course delicious ๐Ÿ™‚

      Posted 1.15.16 Reply
  28. Meghan wrote:

    Yum! This recipe is making me want to skip breakfast and head right for dessert. Thanks for sharing, I hope you have a great weekend!

    Posted 1.15.16 Reply
    • Thanks! It has peanut butter in it which is protein so maybe it’s acceptable for breakfast ๐Ÿ˜‰ & You too!

      Posted 1.15.16 Reply
  29. Lindsay wrote:

    I am literally drooling on my computer right now! Oh my, this looks heavenly. Also, I can’t help but smile so much when I see the Peter Pan peanut butter; it makes me nostalgic because that’s what my mom bought growing up. Thanks for the great recipe -can’t wait to make.

    Posted 1.15.16 Reply