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Layered Chocolate and Peanut Butter Bars Recipe
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Layered Chocolate and Peanut Butter Bars

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"For these crowd pleasing bars, sweet peanut butter dough is layered with chocolate and topped with a crumbled oat topping."

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Original recipe makes 24 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    25 mins

    1 hr 30 mins


  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray 13 x 9-inch pan with a no-stick cooking spray. Melt chocolate chips in dry, microwave-safe bowl on HIGH (100% power) 1 minute. Stir. Microwave at additional, 10- to 15-second intervals, stirring just until chips are melted. Set aside.
  2. Beat together brown sugar, peanut butter and butter in large bowl with an electric mixer, until smooth and creamy. Add egg and vanilla. Beat until well blended.
  3. Stir together flour, baking soda and salt. Add to peanut butter mixture. Beat just until combined. Stir in oats. Press 3/4 of dough into prepared baking pan. Spread evenly with melted chocolate. Dot chocolate layer with remaining dough.
  4. Bake 24 to 26 minutes. Cool. Cut into 24 bars.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Dec 21, 2009

few combinations are as good as peanut butter and chocolate... and this is a great one. the dough isn't too sweet, giving you a good salty hit with the peanut butter. easy to make. next time, i will put all the dough in the bottom and sprinkle roasted peanuts on top. :-)

Most Helpful Critical Review
Nov 03, 2010

24 minutes in the oven is way too long for these. I would make them again as the flavor was very good, but would check them after 18 minutes or so.


30 Ratings

May 04, 2010

I followed this recipe like it was the bible (as usual) and I found it worked out really well. Alot of these ingredients are things I have sitting around becoming useless so it was nice to use them up. Just so you know, I suggest putting them in the fridge for atleast 2 hours or the freezer for 30 min or more to let the chocolate set. Plan ahead if you are hoping to serve these as a dessert.

Dec 16, 2009

Pretty tasty. went together without too much trouble - I did ad about another 1/3 cup melted chocolate chips to help finish off the edges. Don't expect them to be around long once the roomates see they're out... Subbed in reduced fat PB, didn't seem to cause a problem.

Dec 15, 2009

Let's just say that the kids in this house are making these disappear quickly! The peanut butter base/topping is terrific: I'm thinking of trying it as a standalone cookie (sans chocolate).

Sep 24, 2010

These were great! I threw them together at the last minute before going to a friend's for dinner and everyone gobbled them up. They aren't super sweet and the oats add a nice texture. I baked mine until the edges began to brown (25min) , let them cool and they slid right out of the pan. I'll definitely be making these again.

Sep 28, 2010

Made these bars on the week end. They were really good but very "oaty" . Will make again but will reduce the oats to about a 1 cup. Also, added crushed roasted peanuts on top. :)

Sep 27, 2010

Not my favorite. Very dry.No one in my house liked them.


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  • Calories
  • 182 kcal
  • 9%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 20.9 g
  • 7%
  • Cholesterol
  • 18 mg
  • 6%
  • Fat
  • 10.2 g
  • 16%
  • Fiber
  • 1.5 g
  • 6%
  • Protein
  • 3.6 g
  • 7%
  • Sodium
  • 141 mg
  • 6%

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

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