Choco-peanut butter bar cookies (1972)

Choco-peanut butter bar cookies (1972)

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Choco-Peanut Butter Bars recipe from the 70s

Schooltime’s here! Time to stock up on pencils and notebooks. And the makings for new the easy choco-peanut butter bar recipe here — chewy and crunchy at the same time.

Choco-peanut butter bar cookies (1972)

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Choco-peanut butter bar cookies (1972)

Choco-peanut butter bar cookies (1972)

Yield: 32
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes


  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1-1/4 cups flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 12 ounces semi-sweet chocolate morsels
  • 1/2 cup salted peanuts, chopped


  1. Heat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Grease oblong pan, 13- x 9- x 2-inches.
  3. Mix together shortening, peanut butter, sugars and egg.
  4. Stir in next five ingredients and one package of chocolate chips.
  5. Spread in pan.
  6. Bake about 20 minutes.
  7. Remove from oven and immediately sprinkle with other package of chocolate morsels over baked layer.
  8. Place baking sheet over pan so contained heat will soften morsels. 
  9. Spread softened chocolate evenly and sprinkle with peanuts.
  10. Cut into bars about 3- x 1-inch each.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 32 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 199Total Fat: 10gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 8mgSodium: 87mgCarbohydrates: 26gFiber: 1gSugar: 12gProtein: 4g

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