If you love a Pay Day candy bar, you will more than likely love these gooey peanut butter bars. That is just what they remind me of. They are not only delicious, but also very pretty. Here is what you need for these:
1/ 2 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup crunchy peanut butter
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup brown sugar, packed tightly
1 1/4 cups all purpose flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt
3/4 cup creamy peanut butter
4 cups miniature marshmallows
1/2 cup chocolate flavored syrup
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Spray a 13"x 9" baking pan liberally with nonstick baking spray or butter it well.
To make the cookie base, combine the butter, crunchy peanut butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar and egg in a mixing bowl.
Combine flour, baking powder and salt. Gradually add to the creamed butter mixture. Beat until well blended. Chill the refrigerator for about 30 minutes.
Press the chilled dough in the baking pan. Place in the preheated 350 degree oven for 17 - 20 minutes. Do not over bake this. Cool for about 3 minutes.
Place the creamy peanut butter in the microwave for about 1 minute. Pour this over the cookie crust. Top with the mini marshmallows. Drizzle the chocolate syrup over the top. Place back in the oven for just about 5 minutes or until the marshmallows are just starting to brown lightly.
Remove from oven and run a sharp knife around the edges to loosen. Cool completely and then cut with a sharp knife sprayed with nonstick spray in about 2 inch squares. "Peanut Butter Gooey Bars!"