Thursday, September 3, 2009

Chocolate Chip Cookie Peanut Butter Bars

I don't really like the traditional Peanut Butter bars (not really a peanut butter and chocolate fan....I gag everytime I eat a Reese's Peanut Butter cup, but for some reason, I always take a bite thinking I might like it this time.  Wrong every time.)   This is not the traditional PB Bar recipe.  It has a chocolate chip cookie dough crust, then the peanut butter layer, and chocolate.   Still somewhat classic, but with a yummy twist.

1 roll (16.5 oz) refrigerated chocolate chip cookies

1 can (14 oz) sweetened condensed milk (not evaporated)
1 cup crunchy peanut butter
1 teaspoon vanilla
3 egg yolks
1 bag (12 oz) semisweet chocolate chips (2 cups)

1 . Heat oven to 350°F. Cut cookie dough in half crosswise. Cut each section in half lengthwise. With floured fingers, press dough evenly in bottom of ungreased pan to form crust. Bake 10 minutes

2 . Meanwhile, in medium bowl, mix condensed milk, peanut butter, vanilla and egg yolks until smooth.

3 . Spoon milk mixture evenly over partially baked crust; carefully spread. Bake 20 to 25 minutes longer or until set.

4 . Sprinkle with chocolate chips; let stand 3 minutes to soften. Spread chocolate evenly over top. Cool completely, about 1 1/2 hours. Refrigerate 30 minutes to set chocolate. For bars, cut into 6 rows by 6 rows.