These are bars. Very yummy, peanut buttery bars.
They are very addictive and you can have them done in less than an hour.
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees
Lightly grease a 9x9 square pan
Baking time is approximately 30 minutes
6 Tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
1/2 cup peanut butter- you can use either creamy or chunky
1 cup white sugar
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 cup chocolate chips, peanut butter chips, or lightly salted peanuts (picture shows them with chocolate chips)
In a small bowl, combine the flour, salt, and baking powder. Set aside.
In a medium bowl cream the butter and peanut butter until smooth. Add the sugars and beat well. Beat in the eggs one at a time, making sure the first one is well incorporated before adding the next one. Stir in the vanilla extract.
Stir in the flour mixture until smooth. Add chips or peanuts.
Put in the oven and bake for 30 minutes or until bars start to come away from the edges of the pan.
Cool completely in the pan.
Cut in the size you want.