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Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

Cookie bars can be baked up in any flavor combination you can dream of, but for a classic, pure, perfect cookie bar, peanut butter and chocolate chips simply must be involved.

OK, I’ll admit it! I love you, Fall – too much – so I did it. I broke down the other day, and participated in pre-official fall enjoyment, but there’s a reason – the cool weather, nice breeze and aggressive marketing are luring me in.

Everyone’s telling me to do it, that its OK, the children are back in school, Labor Day has passed. So, yes, I did switch my candles and soaps over to the autumn collection before the official calendar arrival of fall. But, I’m OK with my decision and will stand by it. I am only doing this for us. Soon, I am going to be struck by the Christmas frenzy and want my house to smell like pine trees and eggnog sugar cookies and you’ll leave me until next year. See, I did this so we could be together just a bit longer, fall.

Seriously, I may just feel that passionately about fall. I already am planning a whole bunch of soups, breads and other cozy treats that just aren’t summer appropriate. I am looking at pumpkins and eying up mums – and honestly – planning the holidays (but I’ll keep that to myself for now).

In the mean time, let’s make some cookie bars!

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars | Recipe from


Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars | Recipe from

After trying these cookie bars, I have pretty much decided I am not a fan of overly peanut buttery flavored bars…. Live and learn, then take to work and give them away. 😉


I have a bunch of balls up in the air at the moment and I am trying to organize them before I put them in place. For those of you who know me, yes, I did giggle while typing that. I am sadly not loving the holiday fabrics at the local store. The Halloween ones are all too childish. I’m bummed because I wanted to make some Halloween themed aprons. Not like I don’t have a pile of fabric to finish creating things with.

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Speaking of piles of fabric – if I have any crafty people reading this – what do you do with the scraps? They are too big to toss and too small to make anything out of? I feel like a hoarder but it seems wasteful just to trash them. Maybe I’ll go stalk Pinterest for some ideas, too.



Jenn L

Monday 13th of September 2010

You sound like me... I am so beyond stoked for fall. It is by far the best. Especially when the temp starts dropping and the air starts to smell super crisp! yay! Florida hasn't had any weather changes quite yet so i'm anxious =)


Saturday 11th of September 2010

My mom is a quilter. She uses her scrap fabric to make fabric yo-yo's and then makes beautiful bed covers, table runners, and they would make perfect decorations for aprons.

I'm stopping by from SITS to say HI & I've already got out all of my fall stuff, too!

Hugs & love, Mimi


Friday 10th of September 2010

Sorry to hear you didn't love the cookie bars... perhaps you could sub in 1/4 cup canola oil for a less peanut buttery flavor?


Friday 10th of September 2010

Every­one I served them too said they were great. They also loved that it had healthy ingre­di­ents. I think I may just have an aver­sion to too much peanut but­ter fla­vor. I like a peanut but­ter cup and peanut but­ter on a small bagel so I am not sure what wrong with me when it comes to treats like these. Thank you for the canola oil idea!

Corned Beef and Kimchi

Friday 10th of September 2010

I'm gonna have to try those!