Squirrel Bars are chewy peanut butter cookie bars with swirled chocolate chips. When I needed to whip up something sweet for a potluck, I found this recipe in my “Just A Matter of Thyme” cookbook (Every recipe I have ever tried in this cookbook is fantastic! It is a staple in my potluck recipe collection.)
1/2 cup peanut butter
1/3 cup butter
3/4 cup brown sugar
3/4 cup sugar
2 eggs, beaten
2 tsp. vanilla
1 cup flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1 cup chocolate chips
Mix together the butters and sugars. Mix in the eggs and vanilla. Stir in the flour and baking powder.
Spread the dough in a greased 9″ x 13″ baking pan. Sprinkle the chocolate chips on top.
Bake at 350 degrees (325 if you’re using a dark nonstick pan) for 3 minutes. Take the pan out of the oven. Use a knife to swirl the chocolate throughout the bars.
Return to the oven and bake another 18 – 20 minutes.
Let cool completely. Cut into bars and store in an airtight container until potluck time!