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Peanut Butter Chocolate Malted Cookie Bars

Soft Baked Peanut Butter Chocolate Malted Cookie Bars l

Sorry for the unplanned absence this week! I caught a crazy cold on Sunday, and it’s been hanging on all week. Thanks to lots of fresh fruit, veggies, and, of course, Nyquil I seem to be getting better. I still sound kind of scary when I talk, but at least I’m coherent enough to write a post without worrying about what I’m saying! I feel bad for keeping this recipe from you longer than planned. These peanut butter chocolate malted cookie bars are just too good!

Soft Baked Peanut Butter Chocolate Malted Cookie Bars l

Quick, easy, and delicious. All things that make a dessert a winner. And these cookie bars fit that description! Like a lot of new recipes, these cookie bars came about as a cupboard purge. Do you have a container of malted milk powder that sits neglected in the back of your cupboards because you bought it to make malts one time and then completely forgot about it? Or am I the only one? Well, if you do, you can make these peanut butter chocolate malted cookie bars, too!

Easy Peanut Butter Chocolate Malted Cookies Bars Recipe l

Soft, thick peanut butter cookie bars get an upgrade with malted milk powder, chocolate chips, and peanut butter chips. Make sure you don’t over bake them. These bars are soft and cake-like, so they’ll dry out if you bake them too long. Take them out just as they’re starting to turn light golden brown, and you’ll have warm, gooey perfection! Happy Friday!

Peanut Butter Chocolate Malted Cookie Bars
Author: A Kitchen Addiction
Serves: 12
  • 1/4 C unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/3 C brown sugar
  • 1/4 C sugar
  • 1/2 C creamy peanut butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 C all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 C malted milk powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 C semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/4 C peanut butter chips
  1. Preheat oven to 350. Lightly spray an 8×8 inch baking dish with non-stick cooking spray.
  2. In the bowl of a stand mixer, cream together butter and sugars. Add in peanut butter, egg, and vanilla extract and beat until creamy.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk together flour, malted milk powder, baking soda, and salt. Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients and beat until combined. Stir in chocolate and peanut butter chips.
  4. Spread batter into prepared baking dish. Bake for 13-15 minutes or until edges start to turn golden brown. Do not over bake.
  5. Remove to a wire rack to cool. Cut into bars. Store leftovers in an airtight container.

 Peanut Butter Chocolate Malted Cookie Bars Recipe from A Kitchen Addiction


Saturday 21st of March 2015

Looks like the perfect treat. I love peanut butter and chocolate together! :)


Thursday 19th of March 2015

A couple of these bars with a cold glass of milk sounds like perfection to me!

Kayle (The Cooking Actress)

Wednesday 18th of March 2015

I love how chewy and delicious these cookie bars look!

Hayley @ The Domestic Rebel

Wednesday 18th of March 2015

Hope you're feeling better! I think it's going around; I was really sick there for a few days, too, and you do NOT want to hear my voice when I'm ill. I sound like some kind of creature, ha! Naturally raspy when I'm not ill means my voice is all kinds of whack when I am sick. Thankfully we have malt bars to make us better. These look awesome, girl!

Jen @ Carlsbad Cravings

Tuesday 17th of March 2015

I love anything peanut butter and I am loving the addition of malt - insane! can't wait to try these soft peanut butter decadence!