Peanut Butter Blossom Bars

October 24, 2022
We all know and love iconic Peanut Butter Blossom cookies -- but why not enjoy this classic treat in easy bar form? Just like their classic cookie inspiration, Peanut Butter Blossom Bars are rich in peanut butter flavor with that signature Hershey's Kiss perched deliciously on top. And as an added bonus, they're super easy to make, too.

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It's hard to find someone who doesn't know and love Peanut Butter Blossom cookies -- those iconic peanut butter cookies with the Hershey's Kiss adorably (and deliciously) perched on top. But did you know you can also enjoy this classic favorite in easy-to-make bar form?

That's right, with Peanut Butter Blossom Bars you can enjoy that same delicious flavor as their classic cookie's inspiration in a fun and easy bar. Just mix up the peanut butter dough, press it into a baking pan, and top with rows of Hershey's Kisses once baked. -- Peanut Butter Blossom Bars are super easy to make with no rolling of the dough into individual cookies.

With Peanut Butter Blossom Bars, you also get the tasty benefit of a bit more chocolate. Because in addition to the signature Hershey's Kisses topping each bar, there are also milk chocolate chips stirred and baked into the peanut butter base below. And more chocolate is always better, right??

Whip up a batch of Peanut Butter Blossom Bars for everyday snacking or for the holidays. -- Because this bar form of the classic favorite cookie is just perfect for enjoying any time.

Just like their classic cookie inspiration, Peanut Butter Blossom Bars are rich in peanut butter flavor with that signature Hershey's Kiss perched deliciously on top.

What's to Love About This Recipe?

  • Same delicious flavor as their classic cookie inspiration - Peanut Butter Blossom Bars are rich in peanut butter flavor with that signature Hershey's Kiss perched on top, delivering up the same delicious flavor as their classic cookie inspiration.
  • Addition of even more chocolate -  With milk chocolate chips stirred into the dough, these tasty bars offer an extra dose of delicious chocolate in every bite. 
  • No dough rolling! - Since these are baked into bars in a 9x13-inch pan, there's no rolling of the dough into individual cookies. Sweet.
  • Super easy to make - Just mix up the dough, press it into a baking pan, and top with Hershey's Kisses in rows once the dough's baked. -- That's all it takes to bake up a batch!

Peanut Butter Blossom Bars in Baking Dish Image

Peanut Butter Blossom Bars Ingredients:

Aside from some Hershey's Kisses, there's nothing fancy needed to make Peanut Butter Blossom Bars. To whip up a batch, you'll need:

  • Creamy peanut butter (we prefer Jif)
  • Granulated sugar
  • Brown sugar
  • Unsalted butter
  • An egg
  • All-purpose flour
  • Baking soda
  • Baking powder, 
  • Salt
  • Milk chocolate chips, and
  • Hershey's Kisses

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How to Make Peanut Butter Blossom Bars:

Peanut Butter Blossom Bars are super easy to make. -- And we love that there's no rolling of the dough into individual cookies required. Just press the dough into a 9x13-inch dish instead, and bake.

To get a batch of these tasty bars going, start by mixing up the simple peanut butter cookie dough base. The only thing different from mixing up the dough for classic peanut butter blossom cookies is, for the bars, also stir some milk chocolate chips into the dough.

Mixing Peanut Butter Blossom Bars Dough Image

Press the peanut butter dough evenly into the bottom of a 9x13-inch baking dish. Then sprinkle it with a couple of teaspoons of white sparkling sugar (or granulated sugar).

Peanut Butter Blossom Bars Dough Pressed into Baking Dish Image

Pop the pan in the oven and bake up the dough until the dough has puffed up all over and is a nice golden brown.

Remove from the pan from the oven and immediately top the baked dough with unwrapped Hershey's Kisses in a 4 rows by 6 rows pattern. 

After placing the Hershey's Kisses on the baked bars, don't touch the Kisses again until the bars have completely cooled. The Kisses do melt (and glisten!) from the heat of the baked bars, but do keep their shape. If you touch the Kisses at this point, they will smush and their shape will warp.

Top View of Baked Peanut Butter Blossom Bars in Baking Dish Image

Sprinkle the baked bars with a little more white sparkling sugar (or granulated sugar). Then cool completely and cut into squares with one of the Hershey's Kisses in the center of each bar.

Top View of Cut Peanut Butter Blossom Bars in Baking Dish Image

Then you're good to go with enjoying their chocolate-peanut butter deliciousness. Whether for everyday snacking or for the holidays, Peanut Butter Blossom Bars are just perfect for enjoying any time.


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Cookies & Bars
American
Yield: 24 bars
Peanut Butter Blossom Bars

Peanut Butter Blossom Bars

We all know and love iconic Peanut Butter Blossom cookies -- but why not enjoy this classic treat in easy bar form? Just like their classic cookie inspiration, Peanut Butter Blossom Bars are rich in peanut butter flavor with that signature Hershey's Kiss perched deliciously on top. And as an added bonus, they're super easy to make, too.
Prep time: 20 MinCook time: 22 MinTotal time: 42 Min

Ingredients

For the Peanut Butter Blossom Bar dough:
  • 1/2 c. unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2 c. granulated sugar
  • 1/2 c. brown sugar
  • 1/2 c. creamy peanut butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/2 c. all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/8 tsp. salt
  • 2/3 c. milk chocolate chips
For the top:
  • 24 Hershey's Kisses, unwrapped
  • 3 tsp. white sparkling sugar OR granulated sugar

Instructions

  1. In large mixing bowl, combine the butter, 1/2 cup granulated sugar, brown sugar, peanut butter, and egg. Beat with an electric mixer on medium speed until well mixed.
  2. By hand, stir in flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt until just combined and a dough forms. Stir in milk chocolate chips.
  3. Press dough into the bottom of a greased 9x13-inch baking pan. Sprinkle evenly with 2 teaspoons of the white sparkling sugar (or granulated sugar).
  4. Bake at 350 for 22-24 minutes, or until the dough has puffed up all over and golden brown.
  5. Remove from oven and immediately top with unwrapped Hershey's Kisses in a 4 rows by 6 rows pattern. Sprinkle with remaining teaspoon of the white sparkling sugar (or granulated sugar).
  6. Cool completely. Cut into squares with one of the Hershey's Kisses in the center of each bar.
  7. Store in an airtight container.
  1. The dough will be a stiff, almost crumbly dough.
  2. After placing the Hershey's Kisses on the baked bars, don't touch the Kisses again until the bars are completely cooled. The Kisses do melt (and glisten) from the heat of the baked bars, but do keep their shape. If you touch the Kisses at this point, they will smush and their shape will warp.
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Peanut Butter Blossom Bars ~ Super easy to make, Peanut Butter Blossom Bars are loaded with the same rich peanut butter flavor as their classic cookie inspiration. -- And have that same signature Hershey's Kiss adorably perched on top. Whip up a pan for the holidays, or for everyday snacking!  www.thekitchenismyplayground.com


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