Chocolate-Peanut Butter Bars

Amount    

Measure       

Ingredient -- Preparation Method

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3/4            

cup                

butter -- softened

3/4            

cup                

peanut butter -- chunky

1               

cup                

dark brown sugar -- packed

3               

large              

eggs -- room temperature

1               

teaspoon       

vanilla extract -- use real not imitation

1               

teaspoon       

almond extract -- use real not imitation

2 1/2        

cups                

flour -- all-purpose

1               

teaspoon        

baking soda

12             

ounces            

semisweet chocolate chips -- I use mini chips

1                

tablespoon    

molasses

1/2             

teaspoon       

nutmeg

1                

teaspoon       

cinnamon

1/2             

teaspoon       

ginger

                   

                       

vegetable oil spray

Preheat oven to 350F.

Cream together butter, peanut butter, sugar, eggs, vanilla, almond, nutmeg, cinnamon, ginger and molasses until light and fluffy.

Add baking soda and flour. Mix until well blended. The dough will be stiff.

Add chocolate chips and mix well.

Spray a 15-1/2x10-1/2x2 inch jelly roll pan or cookie sheet. Spread dough evenly.

Bake in a 350F for 20-22 minutes.

Cut into 24 squares. Store at room temperature in an air tight container.

Makes 24 cookies

Per Serving: 260 Calories; 15g Fat (48.6% calories from fat); 5g Protein; 30g Carbohydrate; 2g Dietary Fiber; 39mg Cholesterol; 163mg Sodium. Exchanges: 1 Grain (Starch); 1/2 Lean Meat; 2 1/2 Fat; 1 Other Carbohydrates.
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