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Candy-Topped Creamy Peanut Butter Bars

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  • 30 min prep time
  • 2 hr 20 min total time
  • 9 ingredients
  • 36 servings
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Easy Pillsbury® Create 'n Bake® refrigerated cookie dough forms the crust in a simply delicious bar. Layer on the peanutty filling and chocolaty topping, and you're in for a treat!

1
roll (16.5 oz) Pillsbury™ refrigerated chocolate chip cookies
3/4
cup butter or margarine, softened
1/2
cup peanut butter
2
cups powdered sugar
2
tablespoons milk
1
cup salted peanuts
1
cup semisweet chocolate chips
1/4
cup whipping cream
1/2
cup miniature candy-coated chocolate baking bits

Steps

  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. In ungreased 13x9-inch pan, break up cookie dough. With floured fingers, press dough evenly in bottom of pan to form crust. Bake 12 to 16 minutes or until light golden brown. Cool completely, about 30 minutes.
  • 2 In medium bowl, beat 1/2 cup of the butter, the peanut butter, powdered sugar and milk until smooth. Stir in peanuts. Spread mixture over cooled crust.
  • 3 In 1-quart saucepan, cook chocolate chips and remaining 1/4 cup butter over low heat, stirring frequently, until melted and smooth. Remove from heat. Cool 10 minutes.
  • 4 Stir whipping cream into chocolate mixture until well blended. Spread over peanut butter mixture. Immediately sprinkle baking bits over chocolate. Refrigerate until chocolate is set, about 1 hour. For bars, cut into 6 rows by 6 rows. Store bars in refrigerator.

Expert Tips

You can choose to use a mixer to beat the peanut butter mixture, or a spoon will work, too.

Make this even speedier--use crunchy peanut butter and omit the peanuts.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Bar
Calories
210
% Daily Value
Total Fat
13g
19%
Saturated Fat
5g
27%
Trans Fat
1/2g
Cholesterol
15mg
5%
Sodium
100mg
4%
Total Carbohydrate
21g
7%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Protein
3g
3%
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
2%
2%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
2%
2%
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 2 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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