Chewy Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars

Chewy Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars

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.

Prep Time

15

Minutes

Total Time

1:35

Hr:Mins

Makes

48

bars

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
  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.
Makes 48 bars
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Tip
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:

1 Serving (1 Bar)
  • Calories 110
    • (Calories from Fat 60),
  • Total Fat 6g
    • (Saturated Fat 3g,
    • Trans Fat 0g),
  • Cholesterol 10mg;
  • Sodium 70mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 12g
    • (Dietary Fiber 1g,
    • Sugars 8g),
  • Protein 1g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    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.