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White Chocolate Peanut Butter Shortbread Magic Cookie Bars

Sharing my Magic Cookie Bars recipe today!  My White Chocolate Peanut Butter Shortbread Magic Bars are a simple dessert perfect for any sweet occasion!
Magic Cookie Bars

Magic Cookie Bars

Shortbread is one of my favorite desserts to enjoy. It’s so buttery and rich, you don’t need too much to satisfy that sweet tooth! Did I mention there are only 3 ingredients in shortbread?! How awesome is that. If you haven’t had a good shortbread, you have got to try it.  Get your butter, flour, sugar and enjoy some sinful shortbread!

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How To Make Shortbread

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You’ll cream your butter and sugar then add your flour.

Magic Cookie Bars

Add some chocolate chips and mix until combined.

Easy Shortbread Cookies

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For the love of shortbread dough.

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Love at first sight 🙂

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Place dough into a 11×7 inch baking dish then press evenly.

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Drizzle 1/2 cup sweetened condensed milk over dough. Bake for 40-50 minutes, until baked through.

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Once cooled, I like to cut off 1/2 inch around each side. Totally optional, just makes squares more the same size/shape 🙂

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Spread evenly with creamy peanut butter and drizzle with melted white chocolate. Cut into squares and enjoy!

Magic Cookie Bars

Buttery sweet shortbread with bites of chocolate chips. Oh yah!

Magic Cookie Bars

I use the Ghirardelli White Chocolate Melts for my drizzle. They melt so nicely.

Magic Cookie Bars

White Chocolate Peanut Butter Shortbread Magic Bars
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
39 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: best shortbread cookie recipe, chocolate peanut butter dessert, easy shortbread cookie recipe, magic bar recipe, magic bars, magic bars recipe, magic cookie bar recipe, magic cookie bars, magical dessert bar, peanut butter dessert recipe, peanut butter recipe, shortbread recipe
Servings: 12
Calories: 375 kcal
Author: Jenny
  • 2 sticks softened butter unsalted
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 cups mini chocolate chips divided
  • 1/2 cup sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup melted white chocolate
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line an 11×7 inch baking dish with parchment paper or foil sprayed with cooking spray.
  2. Place softened butter and sugar into a stand mixer, beating until creamy. Add flour, salt and 1 1/2 cups chocolate chips beating until dough forms. Transfer dough to prepared baking dish, drizzle evenly with sweetened condensed milk and bake for 40-45 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool completely. Spread evenly with creamy peanut butter then drizzle with melted white chocolate. Cut into squares and serve.
Nutrition Facts
White Chocolate Peanut Butter Shortbread Magic Bars
Amount Per Serving
Calories 375 Calories from Fat 144
% Daily Value*
Fat 16g25%
Saturated Fat 7g44%
Cholesterol 10mg3%
Sodium 189mg8%
Potassium 150mg4%
Carbohydrates 53g18%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 38g42%
Protein 7g14%
Vitamin A 100IU2%
Vitamin C 0.5mg1%
Calcium 89mg9%
Iron 1.3mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  1. 1

    Magic, indeed! These look quite amazing and I love that you used white chocolate!

  2. 2
    Maria says:

    These look TOO good!

  3. 3

    Um that looks like magic to me! These Sound AMAZING!

  4. 4

    These bars look wonderful!

  5. 5

    These bars look wonderful!

  6. 6
    Naomi says:

    i love this – the texture! – I want the whole pan!

  7. 7
    Dori says:

    I’m drooling and will definitely makes these magic bars soon!

  8. 8
    CakeSpy says:

    1: I have the same mixer and this makes me happy.
    2: I love magic cookie bars.
    3: I adore shortbread
    4: even if chocolate snobs don’t approve, I love white chocolate.


  9. 9
    Joan Hayes says:

    Oh my goodness, these look SO yummy! That chocolate chip shortbread is totally doing it for me. Not to mention, my kids will LOVE these! What an awesome treat!

  10. 10

    Shortbread is awesome! These bars look incredibly yummy!!

  11. 11

    The sweetened condensed milk…and peanut butter?!?!?! oh my gosh!

  12. 12

    These look TOO good — I would have zero self-control! Love that gooey sweetened condensed milk!

  13. 13

    sinful and delicious! YUM!!

  14. 14

    These sound like perfection! Plus I love that they use up the rest of a can of sweetened condensed milk!!

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    Gaby says:

    This looks so perfectly yummy!

  17. 17
    Medeja says:

    Lovely! I wish I could have at least one bar with coffee! 🙂

  18. 18

    Oh my goodness Jenny. This was made just for me…love white chocolate and peanut butter!! 🙂

  19. 19

    I love chocolate chip shortbread, but slather on some sweetened condensed milk and peanut butter? Heavenly!

  20. 20
    Jeanna says:

    Where does the remaining 1/2 cup of chocolate chips go? Thank you.

  21. 21

    My mom adores shortbread more than anything!! I need to make these for her!

  22. 22
    Carol Channer says:

    Cannot see where the remaining cup of chocolate chips is used? Sprinkled on top at the very end, perhaps??

  23. 23
    yum! says:

    I am just a rookie here but what is the codensed milk for?

  24. 24
    Rose Stockmann says:

    Those look absolutely sinful! My mouth is literally watering. I’ll be trying these for sure.

  25. 25

    Wonderful…this looks soo yummy & sound so delicious..i will trying to making this bars for my kid in few days latter…Thanks for sharing…!

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