Peanut Butter Cup Bars

Be forewarned - this Halloween treat is destined to disappear. The irresistible appeal of peanut butter and chocolate layers over fudgy brownies is a real pleaser for an adult Halloween party or an anytime family dessert.

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  • prep time 15 min
  • total time 2 hr 10 min
  • ingredients 10
  • servings 36
 

Ingredients

Base

1
(15.5-oz.) pkg. thick 'n fudgy chocolate chunk deluxe brownie mix
1/4
cup oil
3
tablespoons water
1
egg

Filling

1 1/2
cups creamy peanut butter
1 1/2
cups powdered sugar

Topping

1
(12-oz.) pkg. (2 cups) semisweet chocolate chips
1/4
cup creamy peanut butter
1/4
cup chopped salted dry-roasted peanuts
1
(1.63-oz.) pkg. (1/3 cup) candy-coated peanut butter pieces

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Steps

  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Grease bottom only of 13x9-inch pan. Prepare brownie mix as directed on package using oil, 3 tablespoons water and egg. Spread batter in greased pan. Bake at 350°F. for 17 to 22 minutes or until edges are set. DO NOT OVERBAKE. Cool 45 minutes or until completely cooled. Freeze brownie base for 20 minutes so filling is easier to spread.
  • 2 In small bowl, combine 1 1/2 cups peanut butter and powdered sugar; blend well. Spread over cold brownie base.
  • 3 In small saucepan, melt chocolate chips over low heat, stirring frequently. Add 1/4 cup peanut butter; mix well. Spread over bars. Sprinkle top with peanuts and candies. Score bars to make 36 pieces. Refrigerate 45 minutes or until chocolate is set. Store covered at room temperature. Cut on scored lines into bars.
  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Grease bottom only of 13x9-inch pan. Prepare brownie mix as directed on package using oil, 3 tablespoons water and egg. Spread batter in greased pan. Bake at 350°F. for 17 to 22 minutes or until edges are set. DO NOT OVERBAKE. Cool 45 minutes or until completely cooled. Freeze brownie base for 20 minutes so filling is easier to spread.
  • 2 In small bowl, combine 1 1/2 cups peanut butter and powdered sugar; blend well. Spread over cold brownie base.
  • 3 In small saucepan, melt chocolate chips over low heat, stirring frequently. Add 1/4 cup peanut butter; mix well. Spread over bars. Sprinkle top with peanuts and candies. Score bars to make 36 pieces. Refrigerate 45 minutes or until chocolate is set. Store covered at room temperature. Cut on scored lines into bars.

Nutritional information

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Bar
Calories
230
(
Calories from Fat
120),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
13g
13%
(Saturated Fat
4g,
4%
),
Cholesterol
5mg
5%;
Sodium
110mg
110%;
Total Carbohydrate
24g
24%
(Dietary Fiber
2g
2%
  Sugars
19g
19%
),
Protein
5g
5%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
6%;
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 1 Fruit; 1 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 1/2 High-Fat Meat; 2 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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