Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Cheesecake Bars

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These bars….they were AMAZING, and super easy to put together.  I found the recipe over here at Pinch of Yum.  I had to give most of them away, because I just love anything with peanut butter and chocolate.

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Cheesecake Bars
Recipe from Pinch of Yum

Ingredients:
For the cookie dough:
1 stick unsalted better, softened
1/2 cup sugar
1/3 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup peanut butter
1 egg
1 cup flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup old fashioned oats
2 cups chocolate chips

For cheesecake filling:
8 ounces cream cheese, softened
1/3 cup sugar
1 egg
1/2 teaspoon vanilla

Instructions:
Preheat oven to 325 degrees.  Cream butter, sugars and peanut butter until fluffy.  Add the egg and beat until incorporated.  In a separate bowl combine the flour, baking soda and salt.  Slowly add the flour mixture to the butter and sugar and mix until combined.  Add in the oats and chocolate chips.

For the cheesecake filling, mix the cream cheese, egg, sugar and vanilla until smooth.

Press 2/3 of the cookie dough into the bottom of a 9-inch baking dish.  Pour the cheesecake filling over the cookie dough.  Crumble the remaining cookie dough over the top.

Cover with foil and bake for 20 minutes.  Remove the foil and bake for another 15-20 minutes (mine took about 45 minutes total) until the top is lightly browned and the cheesecake layer is set.  You can serve them warm, but I preferred mine chilled for a few hours!

ENJOY!

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