Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars III

Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars III

31 Reviews 4 Pics
Shawna Nagel
Recipe by  Shawna Nagel

“This chocolate peanut butter bar recipe is tender and not too greasy. Makes a delicious treat for the kids.”

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Ingredients

Adjust Servings

Original recipe yields 2 dozen

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Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. In a medium bowl, combine the flour, brown sugar, 1/2 cup of butter and the egg yolks. Mix together by hand until everything is well blended, and the mixture is crumbly. Press evenly into a 9x13 inch pan.
  3. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes in the preheated oven, until light gold.
  4. As soon as the crust comes out of the oven, sprinkle the 2/3 cup of chocolate chips onto it. Return to the oven for 1 to 2 minutes. Take out of the oven and spread the melted chocolate chips over the crust. Set aside.
  5. In a medium bowl, mix together the confectioners' sugar, peanut butter,1/4 cup of margarine, and vanilla. Then stir in the milk. Crumble the peanut butter mixture over the chocolate layer. Press down lightly. In a medium saucepan, combine the 1/3 cup chocolate chips and the shortening. Cook over low heat, stirring occasionally until melted. Drizzle over the peanut butter layer and refrigerate until set, about 3 to 4 hours. Cut into 2x 1 1/2 inch bars

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Reviews (31)

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Bobo's Mama
26

Bobo's Mama

Instead of melting the chocolate to drizzle on top I simply added whole semi-sweet chocolate morsels. You could even try the peanut butter kind or even reese's pieces. This was a popular and easy dessert.

Kimberly
24

Kimberly

These are a yummy treat, very easy to make. My 5-year-old made them with me and he had a lot of fun pressing the crust into the pan and then (gently!) pushing the peanut butter mixture into the chocolate layer. Also, I completely forgot to add the tablespoon of milk and it turned out fine without. The cook time on the crust seemed a little long, though. Just be sure, as one reviewer mentioned already, not to overcook it. It would be better a little lighter and fluffier than mine came out. Next time...

CESSSUTTON
23

CESSSUTTON

I thought these were pretty good. I followed the recipe exactly,but my peanut butter mixture was not crumbly at all, it was like thick peanut butter, so it was hard to spread, it turned out more marbled than layered...maybe I should refrigerate it first next time??? They were good anyhow, just not as pretty.

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Nutrition

Amount Per Serving (12 total)

  • Calories
  • 467 cal
  • 23%
  • Fat
  • 28.5 g
  • 44%
  • Carbs
  • 49.6 g
  • 16%
  • Protein
  • 8.2 g
  • 16%
  • Cholesterol
  • 65 mg
  • 22%
  • Sodium
  • 188 mg
  • 8%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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