Have I ever talked to you guys about how impatient I am?
It's an kind of an issue in my life. I can't stand waiting for things to cook, I especially can not wait for things to cool. If I have a major hankering for something, I do not want to wait. I expect it ready to go, so I can stuff my face. You know the statement.... "Good things come to those who wait"? Yeah whoever came up with that has never met me. I am so this famous brat. " I want it Noooowwww." It's amazing my husband is still married to me. "Hey, husband, I want a golden goose!" I am sure he has heard that statement in that whiny voice countless times.
I may be annoying but being married to me has it's perks....because every man wants this, or even some of these.... And possibly some Fluffernutter Chocolate Chip Bars.
These are a simple peanut butter cookie bar, topped with dollops of marshmallow fluff and filled with pretzels and chocolate chips. They are just plain genius.
But I can't take credit for this genuineness.... that would all be Chase's big ideas put into play. One day while his big brother was at school and his sister was napping, I let him loose in the cupboards so he could pick out ingredients to bake with.
The kid is smart. Sweet and salty? How can you go wrong!
Then enters the impatient mother.... who cut the bars straight from the oven so she could eat them all and gain a pant size. Which is why the photographed bars look like a hot mess. I can assure you. If you allow them to cool before cutting they will look so much prettier. But things like this are so good hot and gooey aren't they?!
Fluffernutter Pretzel Chocolate Chip Bars
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup butter, room temp
1/2 cup peanut butter
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1 1/4 cup flour
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup of chocolate chips
1/2 cup of pretzels (crumbled)
1/2 cup marshmallow fluff (Or a few good sized dollops)
Preheat oven to 350.
In the bowl of your electric mixer cream sugars and butter together until light and fluffy. Add in peanut butter and mix until smooth. Add in egg and vanilla, mix just until it's combined.
Sift together flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Slowly mix into cookie dough just until everything comes together. Fold in chocolate chips and pretzels.
Press dough into a greased 9x9 baking dish. Spread marshmallow fluff on the top of the cookie bars. Bake for 30 minutes or until the edges are starting to brown. Remove from the oven and allow to cool completely before cutting. Or be like me and wait 5 minutes and eat them hot and messy.
~~~~ I want to wish Chase a very Happy Birthday today! My little mess maker is 4 years old!!~~~