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Chocolate Peanut Bars

Chocolate Peanut Bars

"Sue Thomas of Casa Grande, Arizona uses common pantry items to whip up these bars. Peanut butter combines with a cake mix for a tender crust. Then a rich layer of cream cheese is topped with chocolate chips and nuts before baking."
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40 m servings
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  1. In a mixing bowl, beat the cake mix, 2/3 cup peanut butter and egg until crumbly. Press into a greased 13-in. x 9-in. x 2-in. baking pan. In a mixing bowl, combine cream cheese and remaining peanut butter. Gradually beat in milk and sugar. Carefully spread over crust. Sprinkle with chocolate chips and peanuts.
  2. Bake at 350 degrees F for 25-30 minutes or until edges are lightly browned and center is set. Cool completely before cutting. Store in the refrigerator.

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I am so glad to be the first to review this recipe because it is just so DARN good that hopefully my review will help get it off to a good start. I made this exactly as written, and these bars a...

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I had high hopes for this recipe but the cream cheese filling gives it an odd flavor (and I love all the ingredients, just not together). Sorry, I can't recommend this one.

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I am so glad to be the first to review this recipe because it is just so DARN good that hopefully my review will help get it off to a good start. I made this exactly as written, and these bars a...

These were soooo good!! took some other advise and omitted the nuts but made them even more deadly by drizzzling caramel and chocolate over the top after they cooled a bit. WooHoo!

Very good! I followed the recipe exactly and everyone enjoyed them. I was hesitant about using peanuts in the recipe because I am not a fan of nuts in desserts, but I am so glad that I used the...

I tripled the cream cheese topping a la peanut butter cheesecake, and added 3 eggs. It was delicious!

I had high hopes for this recipe but the cream cheese filling gives it an odd flavor (and I love all the ingredients, just not together). Sorry, I can't recommend this one.

I used a vanilla cake mix, added about 2/3 cup quick oats to the crust and omitted the peanuts on top. All in all, they were pretty good. I did not have time to let them chill before cutting t...

These are excellent and easy!

I was going to submit this recipe, but found it was already here(I get Light n Tasty and Simple & Delicious magazines). These are soooo good! They are deadly, I have no will power, when they a...

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