• March 19, 2014
Tagalong Bars

 We love girl scout cookies at our house. And of course, our favorite is Tagalongs. Or Peanut Butter Patties, depending on where you live. I’m not sure why there is a difference in names. Probably just to confuse people.

Well, this year we didn’t have any girl scouts come to our house and my husband actually started begging me to make some. But taking the time to make more than just a few of the cookies sounded like a terrible idea. So, I took the same recipe that my husband had found and turned them into easy bars.

These are so good and so easy! We’ll be making these again soon, I’m sure. The only down-side to these is that it is very easy to eat the whole pan of them in a short amount of time.

Tagalong Bars


  • 1 cup salted butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup confectioner's sugar
  • 1 cups chocolate chips


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly spray a 13x9 pan.
  2. In large bowl, cream together butter and sugar until smooth.
  3. Add egg and beat until incorporated, scraping down the sides of the bowl if necessary.
  4. Add vanilla and beat until smooth.
  5. Slowly add in salt and flour, and mix until completely incorporated.
  6. Press dough evenly into the bottom of the prepared pan.
  7. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until set and just barely browning on the edges.
  8. Place on a cooling rack and allow to cool completely.
  9. Mix peanut butter and confectioner's sugar. Gently press on top of the cooled crust.
  10. Melt chocolate chips in microwave safe bowl in 30 second intervals, mixing well after each. Pour chocolate over peanut butter and allow to cool completely.

Adapted from Babble

16 Comments on “Tagalong Bars

  1. Diane Roark

    What a great idea for a bar! I too could not stop eating these bars. They look wonderful! Thank you so much for linking up this cake at Saturday Dishes blog hop. I pinned it.
    Diane Roark
    recipesforourdailybread com

  2. Kerry C

    Wow! These look so good. And so few ingredients. What an easy and I’m sure less expensive way to get those cookies. Thanks for sharing at Saturday Dishes.


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