05/15/2011 National Chocolate Chip Day Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Bars
Source of Recipe
Chocolate chip cookies, chocolate chip pancakes, chocolate chip muffins, the possibilities are endless for what to make with chocolate chips!
The original chocolate chip cookie was invented by Ruth Graves Wakefield in the 1930's at her Toll House Inn in Whitman, Massachusetts. Ruth was going to cook chocolate cookies for her guests, but she ran out of baker's chocolate. By substituting chopped up semi-sweet chocolate bits for the baker's chocolate in the recipe, Ruth discovered that the bits did not melt into the dough as baker's chocolate does.
These cookies became an immediate hit with her guests and have since become a favorite cookie throughout America and the rest of the world. Approximately 25 percent of the cookies baked in the United States today are chocolate chip cookies. Happy National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day!
To celebrate National Chocolate Chip Day, bake or cook something that calls for chocolate chips in the recipe or add them to your own recipe to create something chocolatey-chip delicious!
List of Ingredients
HOME COOKIN’ 05/15/2011 National Chocolate Chip Day Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Bars
Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Bars
1/2 cup butter, softened
1/3 cup sugar
1/2 cup light brown sugar
1/3 cup smooth peanut butter
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup whole-wheat flour
1/4 cup wheat germ
1 cup rolled oats
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 package (6 oz.) semisweet chocolate chips
• 1. Preheat oven to 350°. In a large bowl with an electric mixer on medium speed, beat butter with sugars until smooth. Beat in egg, peanut butter, and vanilla until well blended.
• 2. In another bowl, whisk together flours, wheat germ, oats, baking soda, and salt; stir or beat into butter mixture until smooth, scraping down sides of bowl as needed. Stir in chocolate chips.
• 3. Spread dough evenly in a buttered 8-inch square baking pan. Bake until pale golden brown, 25 to 30 minutes. Let cool on a rack about 10 minutes, then cut into 12 pieces. Let cool completely.