Peanut Butter Blossom Bars


Peanut Butter Blossom Bars transform a beloved cookie into an irresistibly easy bar treat. Merging rich peanut butter flavor with the classic charm of Hershey’s Kisses, these bars are a delightful twist on an iconic favorite. Whether for a cozy family snack or a festive holiday treat, they’re sure to please any crowd. As a food blogger, I’m excited to share with you this simple yet delightful recipe, perfect for any occasion.

What Makes Peanut Butter Blossom Bars So Special?

Imagine all the beloved features of the classic Peanut Butter Blossom cookie, now in a convenient, easy-to-make bar form. The rich peanut butter base, now enhanced with milk chocolate chips, offers a double chocolate delight with Hershey’s Kisses on top. This recipe simplifies the baking process without sacrificing any of the flavors we all adore.

How Do You Craft These Delicious Bars?

Creating these Peanut Butter Blossom Bars is a breeze. Start by mixing your standard peanut butter cookie ingredients but with an exciting twist – add those milk chocolate chips into the mix! Press this dough into a baking dish, and after a quick bake, crown each bar with a Hershey’s Kiss. It’s a straightforward, no-fuss process that yields delightful results.

Can You Customize the Chocolate in These Bars?

Absolutely! While Hershey’s Kisses are traditional, feel free to experiment. Swap them out for different flavors of Kisses or even other chocolate candies. The versatility of this recipe allows for plenty of creative liberties. It’s all about making these bars your own.

Are These Bars Suitable for Large Gatherings?

Yes, they are perfect for parties and large gatherings. Since they’re baked in a 9×13-inch pan, you can easily cut them into numerous squares, making them ideal for sharing. Whether it’s a family get-together, a holiday party, or a potluck, these bars are a sure hit.

What’s the Secret to Perfect Peanut Butter Blossom Bars?

The secret lies in not overbaking the bars and allowing the Hershey’s Kisses to melt just right – they should glisten but keep their shape. This way, you get that perfect texture contrast between the soft, chewy base and the slightly melted chocolate on top.

Why Are These Bars a Must-Try for Any Baker?

For anyone who loves baking but is pressed for time, these Peanut Butter Blossom Bars are a godsend. They encapsulate the essence of a beloved classic in a much more convenient form. Plus, who can resist the combination of peanut butter and chocolate?

In conclusion, Peanut Butter Blossom Bars are more than just a treat; they’re a celebration of classic flavors in a new, exciting form. Easy to make and even easier to fall in love with, they’re a testament to the timeless combination of peanut butter and chocolate. So, why not give this recipe a try and let these bars become a new favorite in your household?


For the Dough:
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 2/3 cup milk chocolate chips
For the Topping:
  • 24 Hershey’s Kisses, unwrapped
  • 3 teaspoons white sparkling sugar OR granulated sugar


  1. Begin by preheating your oven to 350℉ and greasing a 9×13-inch baking pan.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, beat together the softened butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar, peanut butter, and egg using an electric mixer at medium speed until well combined.
  3. Gently fold in the flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt into the mixture until a dough is formed. Then, stir in the milk chocolate chips.
  4. Press the dough evenly into the prepared baking pan. Sprinkle with 2 teaspoons of white sparkling sugar or granulated sugar.
  5. Bake for 22-24 minutes or until the dough puffs up and turns a golden brown.
  6. Immediately after removing from the oven, place the Hershey’s Kisses in a 4×6 row pattern on top of the hot bars and sprinkle with the remaining teaspoon of sugar.
  7. Allow the bars to cool completely before cutting into squares, ensuring a Hershey’s Kiss is in the center of each square.
  8. Store your Peanut Butter Blossom Bars in an airtight container to maintain their freshness.

1 Comment

  1. Kim klingenberg

    Hello I have about 5 peanut butter cookie packets , could I use those instead of making dough from scratch?

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