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Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars I Recipe

Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars I

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Original recipe makes 3 dozen Change Servings


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. To make Pastry: Cream together 2/3 cup butter and brown sugar. Stir in the flour, baking powder, salt, and baking soda until well blended.
  3. Separate the eggs and beat in the yolks. Add in 1/2 teaspoon vanilla and mix well.
  4. Press mixture into the bottom of a 9 x 13 inch pan. Bake for 12 minutes or until golden brown.
  5. To make the Topping: In a medium bowl, mix together the powdered sugar, chopped peanuts, peanut butter, egg whites, and 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla. Melt 1/4 cup of butter or margarine and stir into mixture.
  6. Turn off oven and remove pan. Let cool for about 2 minutes. Spread topping over pastry. Sprinkle chocolate chips over topping and return to warm oven for 2 or 3 minutes. Spread chocolate over topping, like a frosting. Let cool before cutting.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Aug 06, 2003

These were soo good! My whole family loved them! But you can only eat a few because they are sooooo rich!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Nov 29, 2007

I kind of recommend these. I followed the directions thoroughly and the came out very mushy. The bottom layer would not harden. The were great, however, after they sat in the fridge for a couple hours.


15 Ratings

Aug 29, 2002

It is easier if you microwave the peanut butter mixture and chocolate chips until melted. Spread peanut butter mixture first, then the chocolate. No baking necessary.

Jan 21, 2003

This recipe is not worth the ingredients. They taste great, but they fall apart and are very flaky. I don't think that i'll make this recipe wasn't worth all the time it took, but again they taste wonderful!!

Aug 29, 2002

Every layer of this peanut butter/chocolate bar was hard to manipulate into place, especially the crust. I underbaked the crust and it came out as gooey as the top two layers. I wasn't sure how the bottom layer was supposed to come out.

Feb 07, 2011

I gave this a 4 because everyone I served this to liked it. I don't know if it's because I used a glass baking dish, that my pastry layer needed more time. I left it in 12 minutes and then 5 minutes more. It should have been in 5 minutes more because when I went to spread the peanut butter, it tore up the cookie. But maybe that way my fault it wasn't spreadable because I used crunchy peanut butter instead of creamy and nuts, although I did use the whole jar. Then the chocolate did not melt and I left the oven on while doing this since my pastry level fell apart. Next time I will melt chocolate seperately, then spread on top.

Nov 23, 2010

turned out great

Aug 29, 2002

This is kind of an odd preparation, however the results were good. Overall, they had a full flavor, although normally I prefer peanut butter bars with the peanut butter in the dough, and less of a topping/frosting.


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  • Calories
  • 444 kcal
  • 22%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 41.6 g
  • 13%
  • Cholesterol
  • 46 mg
  • 15%
  • Fat
  • 29.5 g
  • 45%
  • Fiber
  • 3.2 g
  • 13%
  • Protein
  • 9.5 g
  • 19%
  • Sodium
  • 241 mg
  • 10%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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