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Chocolate-Peanut Butter Dream Bars

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  • Prep Time 30 min
  • Total Time 2 hr 5 min
  • Servings 24
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Prize-Winning Recipe 2008! Love chocolate sundaes with peanuts? Here's a "sundae" that can be waiting in your fridge.

Ingredients

Cookie Base

1
pouch (1 lb 1.5 oz) Betty Crocker™ double chocolate chunk cookie mix
1/4
cup vegetable oil
2
tablespoons cold strong brewed coffee or water
1
egg

Filling

1
package (8 oz) cream cheese, softened
1/4
cup sugar
1
container (8 oz) frozen whipped topping, thawed
1
bag (9 oz) Reese's™ peanut butter cups miniatures, chopped

Topping

1/4
cup creamy peanut butter
1/4
cup milk
2
tablespoons sugar
3
oz bittersweet baking chocolate, melted
1
cup unsalted dry-roasted peanuts

Directions

  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. In large bowl, stir cookie base ingredients until soft dough forms. Spread dough in bottom of ungreased 13x9-inch pan. Bake 12 to 15 minutes or just until set. Cool completely, about 30 minutes.
  • 2 In large bowl, beat cream cheese and 1/4 cup sugar with electric mixer on medium speed until smooth. Fold in whipped topping and candies. Spread over cooled cookie base.
  • 3 In small microwavable bowl, beat peanut butter, milk and 2 tablespoons sugar with wire whisk until smooth. Microwave uncovered on High 30 to 60 seconds, stirring after 30 seconds, to thin for drizzling. Drizzle mixture over filling. Drizzle with melted chocolate. Sprinkle with peanuts. Refrigerate about 1 hour or until set. For bars, cut into 6 rows by 4 rows. Store covered in refrigerator.

Expert Tips

Make these chilly dessert bars up to 24 hours before serving.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Bar
Calories
320
Calories from Fat
170
% Daily Value
Total Fat
19g
29%
Saturated Fat
8g
40%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
20mg
7%
Sodium
170mg
7%
Total Carbohydrate
31g
10%
Dietary Fiber
2g
7%
Sugars
20g
Protein
5g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%
4%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
4%
4%
Iron
8%
8%
Exchanges:
1/2 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; 1/2 High-Fat Meat; 3 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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