Peanut Butter Chocolate Chunk Bars

Level: Easy
Prep Time: 15 min
Cook Time: 18 min
Cooling Time: 20 min
Yields: 36 bars (3 dozen)


These Peanut Butter Chocolate Chunk Bars are a great alternative to cookies. Just spread the dough into a pan, bake and voilà! A fun and welcome treat to pack into a sack lunch or use for casual entertaining, too.


  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup creamy or chunky peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter or margarine, softened
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 3/4 cups (11.5-oz. pkg.) NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chunks


PREHEAT oven to 350º F.

COMBINE flour and baking soda in small bowl. Beat brown sugar, peanut butter, butter and granulated sugar in large mixer bowl until creamy. Beat in egg and vanilla extract. Gradually beat in flour mixture. Stir in chunks. Press into ungreased 13 x 9-inch baking pan, distributing chunks evenly.

BAKE for 18 to 22 minutes or until center is set. Cool completely in pan on wire rack. Cut into bars.

Family Favorite!

by N. Nancy , JOHNSON CITY, TN on Apr. 2007

I have been looking for easy and quick recipes for my 13 yr old grand-daughter to make on her own. This one was a real treat! She loved making these bars and they were easy and the whole family loved them! This recipe will be used alot for family gatherings and church fellowships. We also tried them using Nestles chocolate chips instead of chunks. They were great!

Kid Friendly

by L. Lynnette , CONCORD, CA on Oct. 2006

This was a great recipe for a child to help you with and for a bake sale. Does not consume lots of time to make it. Child will need help mixing ingredients but a great way for learning to read a recipe and bake! The results are yummy too!

Quick & Easy Bars

by S. Stacy , on Jul. 2006

These bars are great. They are quick & easy to make. I use regular chocolate chips instead of chunks.

Chocolate Chip Peanut butter Bars

by j. joyce , malden, MO on Jul. 2006

This has been a favorite around our house for years. Its one of my secret recipes that my grown daughters STILL ask for

cookie bars

by A. Ashley , michigan on Jul. 2006

I've made these cookie bars a few times and my family loves them, they don't last long! I also spread melted chocolate morsels over top of them, it makes them even better.

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chunk Bars

by V. Val , CUMMING, GA on Jun. 2006

The family loved this treat and the kids had a great time helping to make it!

The best!

by J. Jeannie , SPRINGFIELD, OR on Jun. 2006

Better than PB cookies! Used the peanut butter chocolate swirled chips, soo good!


by S. S , Birmingham, AL on Jun. 2006

Very good. Simple to make. Satisfies p.b. craving. Expecially good with chunky p.b.


by S. Shanna , Hagerstown, MD on May. 2006

These bars are awesome! And so easy to make! I usually use chocolate chips instead of the chunks, and they always taste great. Everyone loves them.


by X. Xanthe , Cottage Grove, MN on Apr. 2006

My family and friends LOVE the Peanut Butter Chocolate Chunk Bars! I'm always asked to bring "THE BARS" to gatherings.