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.

  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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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