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Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Cheesecake Bars

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These peanut butter chocolate chip cookie cheesecake bars are just as extreme as they sound. SO GOOD.

First of all, hi.

Second of all, help.

Thirdly, put one of these cookie cheesecake bars in your mouth asap.

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Cheesecake Bars sliced in a pan.

Peanut butter chocolate chip cookie cheesecake bars. I know it. The name is way too long. But I can’t think straight or see straight or do anything normal right now, except I can see the fridge, and I’m thinking there are maybe three bars left in there right now?

Given my current state, it is for surely necessary to list every yummy layer of this creamy crumbly peanut buttery cookie bar in its name. A heaping scoop of peanut butter, a whole lotta chocolate chip cookie, and the cheesecake? GAH.

Here, have another one.

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Cheesecake Bars on a plate.

These bars did a little number on me.

A little number I like to call didn’t-eat-any-real-food-all-day. Like how-is-half-the-pan-gone-already, and I’ll-just-even-out-this-row, and maybe-my-neighbor-doesn’t-need-all-four-of-those.

You know those dessert bars that you make with full intentions to bring to chess club or soap making class, but then you find yourself washing out the empty pan and realizing that you never really shared them? At. All? That’s these and that person is me.

I’m sure you can do better, though, and I’m sure your “friends” will love these. WINK WINK.

Let’s Make Some Gooey Cheesecake Bars

First up: press your dough into the bottom of a pan (I’m using a 9×13-ish pan here, but a square pan also works for even thicker bars).

Chocolate chip cookie dough pressed in a pan.

Now: cheesecake layer.

Spreading cheesecake on top of chocolate chip cookie layer.

Now: little flattened bits of cookie dough on top. And bake.

Chocolate chip cookie topping.

Annnnd you did it.

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Cheesecake Bars sliced in a pan.

May your journey to these peanut butter chocolate chip cookie cheesecake bars be a delicious one.

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Cheesecake Bars stacked on top of eachother.

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Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Cheesecake Bars


Description

These peanut butter chocolate chip cookie cheesecake bars are just as extreme as they sound. For true dessert lovers! Super yummy!


Ingredients

Scale
  • 1 stick butter, unsalted (1/2 cup), softened
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt (less if you don’t like salty/sweet)
  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 2 cups chocolate chips
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla

Instructions

  1. Make the cookie dough: Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Cream the butter, sugars, and peanut butter until smooth and fluffy. Add the egg and beat until incorporated. In a separate bowl, mix the flour, baking soda, and salt. Slowly add the flour mixture in with the butter and sugar, mixing well after each addition. Stir in the oats and chocolate chips.
  2. Make the cheesecake filling: Cream the cream cheese, egg, sugar, and vanilla until smooth.
  3. Press half to two-thirds of the cookie dough in the bottom of a 9-inch square baking dish. Pour the cheesecake filling over the dough. Crumble the remaining dough and sprinkle over the top, OR roll it into a flat layer and place it over the cheesecake layer.
  4. Cover with foil and bake for 20 minutes; remove foil and bake for another 15-20 minutes, or until tops is lightly browned and cheesecake layer is set. Serve warm or cold and store leftover bars in refrigerator.

Equipment

Notes

You can also use a 9×13 pan for less thick, less intense, but still delicious bars!

  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Cook Time: 40 mins
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: cheesecake bars, chocolate chip cookie bars, dessert bars

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    Kathleen

    How long is everyone cooking these?

    At 47 minutes at 350, the top was browned and the cheesecake was set on the top, but when my daughter cut into them, the cheesecake was liquidy and the bottom dough was raw at the corner. I just put it back in the oven, covered again. I am using an 8×8 Pyrex dish, but I didn’t think the cooking times would be that far off.

    Are the instructions for baking them in a 9×13?

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    Cathy

    I am thinking of trying this recipe in a 9 x 13 pan. Has anyone made it that way, and if so, how was it?

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    I’m afraid if I make these once it will be all I make and eat for awhile. I’m still gonna go for it though because not making them is a worse idea.

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    Sharon McPhedran

    I really enjoyed these bars and so did everyone I shared them am with. I do have a question though. I don’t feel that the rolled oats add to the bar, can I leave them out or can I process them first so that they aren’t as obvious in the bars? Thanks






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      Linda from Perth

      Oh, but if you leave the oatmeal in, you can claim these are ‘granola’ bars! 🤣

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      Krista @ Pinch of Yum

      Great question. We haven’t tried omitting the oats, but we think it’s worth a try! You could certainly process them first as well.

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    Omg! These are incredible! Chocolate and peanut butter are a match made in heaven. Dark chocolate chips were used. This is a fantastic dessert to bring to a potluck! It’s best served cold with a scoop of my husband’s homemade ice cream…

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    Alison Richman

    Delicious! Have made twice. May I suggest the addition of whole or coarsely chopped cocktail peanuts? I’m eating them both right now and it’s excellent combo.






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    Hosanna

    Hello! These look perfect! Quick question, is there any way I could make this ahead, then cook it the day of? could I refrigerate it after its assembled (and still raw,) or should I refrigerate the different components and assemble/bake the day off, or…? Thanks!

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      Krista @ Pinch of Yum

      Hi Hosanna! We think it’d be fine to assemble the bars ahead of time and bake the day of!

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    Omg! These are amazing! Can’t go wrong with chocolate and peanut butter.. I used dark chocolate chips. Definitely a great dessert to bring to a potluck! Taste best cold with some of my hubby’s home made ice cream…






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    I made the Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cheesecake bars in an 8X8 glass dish. Cooked them 20 minutes covered and then another 20 minutes uncovered. They were still raw, so raised the temp to 350 degrees and cooked them another 10 minutes. Not sure why took so long






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      Rutu

      I had the same issue and did the same for them to cook through. Guessing my oven is not running hot enough.

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    Rachel Maag

    Could you sub gluten free flour without sacrificing the taste? And could you use natural peanut butter (no sugar added)?

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      Krista @ Pinch of Yum

      Hi Rachel! We haven’t tried substituting with gluten free flour, but we think it’d work okay. Natural peanut butter will work just fine!

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    Greg

    Please state if the sugar is confectioner’s or granulated. Makes A HUGE DIFFERENCE.






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    Wendy

    These are to die for! The 9×9 pan makes a thick moist bar that earned great raves from my family! This recipe is a keeper – Thanks

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    Berachah

    I made these two days ago and they’re already almost gone, help! LOL. Going to make another pan and double it, and this time mix in some butterscotch chips w/ the semi-sweet. So good!






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    As someone who loves peanut butter and chocolate (Although I do like a higher PB to chocolate ratio) , these look delicious!






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    aj

    I love when something this easy to make is also this yummy! These were a hit. Just made them over the weekend and my nephew already wants them again for his bday this weekend.
    Thank you for the great recipe.