Candy-Topped Creamy Peanut Butter Bars

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!

  • prep time 30 min
  • total time 2 hr 20 min
  • ingredients 9
  • servings 36

Ingredients

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
  • 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.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Bar
    Calories
    210
    (
    Calories from Fat
    110),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    13g
    13%
    (Saturated Fat
    5g,
    5%
    Trans Fat
    1/2g
    1/2%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    15mg
    15%;
    Sodium
    100mg
    100%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    21g
    21%
    (Dietary Fiber
    0g
    0%
      Sugars
    16g
    16%
    ),
    Protein
    3g
    3%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    2%;
    Vitamin C
    0%;
    Calcium
    0%;
    Iron
    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 Choices:
    1 1/2
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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