Chocolate-Peanut Butter Dream Bars

Chocolate-Peanut Butter Dream Bars

Prize-Winning Recipe 2008! Love chocolate sundaes with peanuts? Here's a "sundae" that can be waiting in your fridge.

Prep Time

30

Minutes

Total Time

2:05

Hrs:Mins

Makes

24

bars

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) miniature chocolate-covered peanut butter cup candies, 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
  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.
Makes 24 bars
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Do-Ahead
Make these chilly dessert bars up to 24 hours before serving.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Bar)
  • Calories 320
    • (Calories from Fat 170),
  • Total Fat 19g
    • (Saturated Fat 8g,
    • Trans Fat 0g),
  • Cholesterol 20mg;
  • Sodium 170mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 31g
    • (Dietary Fiber 2g,
    • Sugars 20g),
  • Protein 5g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    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 Choices:
    • 2;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.