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Chewy Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars

 89 Ratings
5 Comments
  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 35 min
  • Servings 48

To help the chopped peanuts adhere to the chocolate topping, make sure you sprinkle them on top of the chocolate right after it’s spread over the bars.

Ingredients

1
cup Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
1/2
teaspoon baking powder
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/2
cup butter, cut into pieces
1/2
cup crunchy peanut butter
1
cup packed brown sugar
1
egg yolk
1
teaspoon vanilla
1
bag (12 oz) dark chocolate chips (2 cups)
1/2
cup salted dry-roasted peanuts, coarsely chopped

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Directions

  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Spray 13x9-inch pan with baking spray with flour. In small bowl, stir flour, baking powder and salt; set aside.
  • 2 In medium microwavable bowl, place butter and peanut butter. Microwave on High 30 to 45 seconds or until butter is melted. Add brown sugar and egg yolk; stir until mixed. Stir in vanilla and flour mixture. Stir in 3/4 cup of the chocolate chips. Spread in pan.
  • 3 Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until just firm to the touch. Remove from oven; immediately sprinkle with remaining 1 1/4 cups chocolate chips. Let stand 2 to 3 minutes or until chips have softened. Spread softened chips evenly over top. Sprinkle with peanuts. Cool on cooling rack. Cut into 8 rows by 6 rows. Store in airtight container.

Expert Tips

When measuring brown sugar for this recipe or any baking recipe, it's important to firmly pack the sugar into a dry measuring cup for best results.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Bar
Calories
110
(
Calories from Fat
60),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
6g
6%
(Saturated Fat
3g,
3%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
10mg
10%;
Sodium
70mg
70%;
Total Carbohydrate
12g
12%
(Dietary Fiber
1g
1%
  Sugars
8g
8%
),
Protein
1g
1%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
4%;
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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