Chocolate Peanut Butter Shortbread Bars Recipe

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Sad news, people.

For a while, I gave up on chocolate and peanut butter. I was tired of it. I wanted new flavors. I tried to expand my world and broaden my horizons and all that crazy talk that basically means leaving behind the things you love best to find things you’ll love more. 

Such a stupid idea. There is nothing better than chocolate and peanut butter! That is a fact, and I have proved it. Don’t ask me for my proof, because I am not a scientist and I don’t know how to prove things. I’m just a girl. With a love for dessert.

Anyway, I am back in full force. We even had this Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie for dessert the other day. Um, yeah. I think that was what knocked me back in love with this flavor combo. So, so good!

I made these Chocolate Peanut Butter Shortbread Bars last night. My husband proposed to me again. Apparently he had been missing his delicious peanut buttery desserts!

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These bars are, quite simply, amazing. I dunno about you, but I’d eat just about anything if it was sitting atop a shortbread crust. Shortbread is just so buttery that it makes everything taste better!

I whipped up a simple peanut butter ball type mixture to spread on top of the cooled shortbread and then topped it with melted chocolate chips. I sprinkled on a bit of Fleur de Sel for a fun, salty twist.

The whole family loved these, but I shipped most of the batch off to work with my husband. Sometimes a dessert is so good that it just has to leave the house before I inhale it all myself. We had to do the same thing when I made this Peanut Butter Chocolate Brownies recipe too!

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Shortbread Bars Recipe

Karly Campbell
Chocolate Peanut Butter Shortbread Bars make for a fabulous dessert. Sweet, salty, and incredibly addicting!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 15 1 bar
Calories 335.22 kcal


  • 0.66 Butter softened
  • 0.25 Granulated Sugar
  • 1.25 All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 Peanut Butter
  • 1 Powdered Sugar
  • 0.25 Salt
  • 1.5 Milk Chocolate Chips
  • 0.5 Kosher Salt or Fleur de Sel for sprinkling on top


Calories: 335.22kcalCarbohydrates: 33.12gProtein: 6.01gFat: 21.85gSaturated Fat: 9.8gSodium: 79.22mgFiber: 1.22gSugar: 21.73g
Keyword Bar Desserts, Chocolate, Desserts, Party Food, Peanut Butter
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