Making a recipe for July’s Something Borrowed challenge was literally and figuratively a treat. Not only did I get to borrow a recipe from my sister, I got to make it with her live and in person. After 5+ months of living in relative isolation, we were able to visit with my parents, and then my sister and my nephews during July. It’s so hard to have little kids at home and be unable to see family and the visits were just what we needed. Now we’re back to keeping our distance for the foreseeable future.
My sister brought along the recipe for Pinch of Yum’s Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Cheesecake Bars. This is her go-to recipe for parties and occasions, so it was fun for me to get to make it with her. We also got our kids (age 5 and 3.5) in on the action.
This recipe got points in my book because I already had all the ingredients except 1 (the cream cheese) available in my pantry. The Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Cheesecake Bars were straightforward to make: mix cookie dough, make cheesecake filling, layer, and bake. Even with the help of little kids, we got it done pretty easily.
Once they came out of the oven and cooled somewhat, we ate our first servings as soon as possible. The result was a warm, gooey, rich, chocolaty, messy treat. Later, after the bars had been refrigerated, I used a serrated knife to cleanly cut squares. Both ways were delicious.
I’m a big fan of a cheesecake and cookie situation and these bars did not disappoint. Does every occasion require peanut butter and chocolate chip cookies and cheesecake? Maybe not…but I wouldn’t be mad if it did. Thanks to my sister Ryn for sharing!
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