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Peanut Butter & Chocolate Alphabet Cookie Bars Tutorial

We’re usually saying something when we bake cookies, right?  …whether it’s “I love you“, “I’m thinking of you“, or “I was just in the mood for something sweet…wanna join me?“. So, for a fun twist on this concept during back to school week this year, I thought it would be cute to literally S-P-E-L-L out some messages for my little one (who just started Kindergarten) and some of her playdate friends using cookies. ;)

So, I made these PB+C Alphabet Cookies Bars with the Krusteaz Double Peanut Butter cookie mix, a schmear of creamy peanut butter, chocolate frosting, and these small Alphabet Cookie Cutters that I found on Amazon. You can whip up your favorite chocolate frosting recipe to use in the middle OR make life super easy by using store-bought chocolate frosting…which is the route that I chose. #embraceshortcuts right?!

PB&C Cookie Bar Ingredients

And speaking of “fun twists”… this post comes with one too. I made these cookie bars on a day when we were having out of town guests over that evening. They were really good friends we’ve had for Y-E-A-R-S that always know to just make themselves at home… unfortunately I didn’t realize until it was too late that a few of them had found these cookie bars and assumed they were fair game for late night dessert.

SO….. I had to photograph the remaining bars for this post using a mix of toy letters and alphabet bars. The silver lining is that the toy letters added a nice pop of color to the images… and now we’ve already come up with a solution you can use at home if you’re suddenly missing a letter or two of your own. ;)

Since this is one of my Baker’s Dozen recipes for Krusteaz, you’ll find the full recipe with instructions over on Krusteaz.com.

Alphabet Cookie Bars close-up

P.S. This is a fun & simple concept that could work literally ANY time of year, not just for back to school! You can spell out a name, say HAPPY BIRTHDAY, I LOVE YOU, CONGRATS, YOU’RE SWEET, the list goes on… I would really love to find a small cookie cutter # symbol so we can make funny hashtags too. And I’m already planning to make a “HO, HO, HO” version for Christmas using the Krusteaz Sugar Cookie mix + red and white frosting. Fun, right?!

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