Peanut Butter Reese's Cream Cheese Cookie Bars
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Peanut Butter Reese's Cream Cheese Cookie Bars

Would you turn luscious, rich peanut butter & Reese cup cookie bars intertwined with velvety cream cheese filling down?
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time1 hr
Author: Kim Lange

Ingredients

Peanut Butter Reese's Cookie Dough

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • teaspoon salt
  • cup unsalted butter softened
  • ½ cup peanut butter
  • cup brown sugar
  • cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • cup mini semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 20 to 30 mini Reese's Cups chopped up & divided into two groups

Cream Cheese Filling

  • 8 oz . cream cheese softened
  • cup powdered sugar
  • 1 egg at room temperature
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees.

Peanut Butter Reese's Cookie Dough

  • In a medium bowl, mix the flour, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
  • In another bowl, using mixer, beat the butter, peanut butter, and sugars, until smooth and fluffy.
  • Add egg and vanilla extract and combine until mixed.
  • Gradually add the flour mixture into the wet mixture mixing well after each addition.
  • Cream cheese filling: In a medium bowl, beat together the cream cheese, egg, powdered sugar, and vanilla until smooth.
  • Spread ⅔ of the cookie dough in the bottom of the 8-inch baking dish.
  • Add one half of the Reese's cup, chopped on top of cookie dough.

Cream Cheese Filling

  • Spread the cream cheese mixture over the dough/Reese's cup layer.
  • Using your fingers, crumble the remaining dough over the top of the cream cheese layer.
  • Add the other half of the Reese's cups, chopped and sprinkle the mini chocolate chips on top.
  • Cover with foil and bake for 20 minutes.
  • Remove foil and bake for an additional 20-25 minutes, or until it is lightly browned on top and the cream-cheese layer is set.
  • Cool on a wire rack. Cut and store leftover bars in refrigerator.