I’m sure you are familiar with the ever-popular Peanut Butter Blossoms in cookie form, but have you ever tried them in bar form?  If not, you are in for a treat!  The cookie versions are incredible, but they are a little time consuming to make because you must roll out the dough into individual cookies before baking.  The bars don’t require any extra work yet taste identical.  I highly recommend giving them a try!

The recipe can be found here.

Start by preheating the oven to 350 degrees F and spray a 9×13 baking dish with cooking spray.  Also use the preheating time to unwarp the Hershey Kisses.

Add the softened butter, peanut butter (I like to use creamy), sugar, and brown sugar to the bowl of a stand mixer and beat until well combined.  Add the egg, milk, and vanilla, and mix until well combined.

Add the flour, baking soda, and salt, and mix until well combined.

Pour the dough into the prepared baking dish and press into an even layer, spreading all the way to the sides.  Bake for 20-23 minutes or until the cookies are cooked through.  I believe mine baked for 21 minutes and came out perfect (drool).  They were soft and chewy, and the edges didn’t appear to be burnt.

Remove the bars from the oven and arrange the Hershey Kisses over the top.  Gently press down so the Kisses will sit in the bars and not fall out when picked up.  I think 5 rows is the perfect amount with 7 in each row.  It was a good peanut butter bar to chocolate ratio.  If you want to use more or less Hershey Kisses and have larger or smaller bars that’s up to you!

Place the baking dish in the fridge for about 15-20 minutes to allow the chocolate to firm up.  You can skip this step and let them sit on the counter, but it will take some time.  You can now slice into bars, serve, and enjoy!   Leftovers should be cooled completely and stored in an airtight container on the counter.

The recipe can be found here.

This recipe is a great way to use up any leftover Hershey Kisses from other recipes or perhaps can be substituted for the round, cookie version during the holidays.  A little simpler and quicker to make but I do acknowledge it’s hard to stray from tradition 😊 If you like nuts in your bars, try substituting the creamy peanut butter with chunky peanut butter for a different texture.  Or use Dove chocolates if you don’t care for Hershey’s, perhaps peanut butter cups for the peanut butter lover, etc.

Happy Cooking!

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