Since the opening of its first Souplantation in 1978 in San Diego, California, Garden Fresh Restaurant Corporation has expanded to 61 salad buffet restaurants with locations in Southern California, where they are known as Souplantation, and in Northern California and ten other states, where they are known as Sweet Tomatoes. Differing in name only, the restaurants are known for their abundance of fresh, great tasting salad selections, soups, bakery items, pastas and desserts in a self-serve format, set in a casual dining atmosphere.
Peanut Butter Chocolate Cookie Bar
PEANUT BUTTER CHOCOLATE COOKIE BAR
Souplantation Copycat Recipe
6 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
1/2 cup natural chunky peanut butter, salted or unsalted
1 cup sugar
1/4 cup light brown sugar, packed
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup all purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon coarse salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 cup semi sweet chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350 degrees and lightly grease an 8 x 8 pan.
Whisk together flour, salt and baking powder. Set aside. In the bowl of a stand mixer or with a hand mixer, cream butter and peanut butter together on medium speed until smooth. Beat in the sugars until mixture is lightened in color and fluffy.
Add the eggs, one at a time, scraping down the bowl after each addition and then add vanilla. Reduce mixer to low speed and slowly add in the flour mixture. Add the chocolate chips, stirring until combined.
Spread the batter into the prepared pan and bake for about 30-35 minutes. Remember, you might need additional baking time so just keep checking. Cool completely before cutting.