Ooey Gooey Peanut Butter Bars

Blogger Brooke McLay from Cheeky Kitchen makes a snappy cookie bar full of the goodness of peanut butter, and lots of gooey goodness.

  • Prep Time 10 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 45 min
  • Servings 15

1
package (16 oz) creme-filled peanut butter sandwich cookies
1/2
cup butter, melted
1
box Betty Crocker™ SuperMoist™ yellow cake mix
1/2
cup peanut butter
2
eggs
1
can (14 oz) sweetened condensed milk (not evaporated)
1
box (4 oz) candy-coated peanut butter pieces
1/2
cup peanut butter chips

  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. In food processor, place cookies and melted butter. Cover; process using quick on-and-off motions until coarse damp crumbs form. Reserve 1/2 cup mixture for top. Press remaining crumb mixture in bottom of ungreased 13x9-inch pan.
  • 2 In large bowl, beat cake mix, peanut butter and eggs with electric mixer on medium speed until well combined. Press mixture over crust in pan. Drizzle with sweetened condensed milk. Sprinkle peanut butter pieces, peanut butter chips and remaining crumb mixture evenly over top.
  • 3 Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until edges are light golden brown and center is set. Cool completely, about 1 hour, before cutting. Cut into 5 rows by 3 rows.

Expert Tips

Pump up the peanuts! Add 1/2 cup of chopped peanuts on top of your bars for some extra crunch and flavor.

If you like crunch, use crunchy peanut butter in this recipe. If you prefer less crunch, go creamy!