Peanut Butter Crunch Bars

Enjoy the crunch in these chocolate and peanut bars made with Gold Medal® whole wheat flour.

  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Total Time 2 hr 45 min
  • Servings 36

1
cup sugar
1/2
cup butter or margarine, softened
1/2
cup peanut butter
2
tablespoons milk
1
teaspoon vanilla
1
egg
1 1/2
cups Gold Medal™ whole wheat flour
1/2
teaspoon baking soda
1/2
teaspoon salt
1
cup semisweet chocolate chips (6 oz)
1/2
cup chopped honey-roasted peanuts

  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Spray 13x9-inch pan with cooking spray. In large bowl, beat sugar, butter and peanut butter until light and fluffy. Add milk, vanilla and egg; beat until well blended. Add flour, baking soda and salt; mix well. Spread in pan.
  • 2 Bake 19 to 24 minutes or until edges are golden brown. Immediately sprinkle with chocolate chips; let stand 5 minutes.
  • 3 Using metal spatula, spread softened chips to frost bars. Sprinkle with peanuts. Cool completely in pan on cooling rack, about 2 hours. For bars, cut into 6 rows by 6 rows.

Expert Tips

Try using your other favorite chips, such as dark or milk chocolate.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Bar
Calories
130
(
Calories from Fat
60),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
7g
7%
(Saturated Fat
3g,
3%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
15mg
15%;
Sodium
95mg
95%;
Total Carbohydrate
13g
13%
(Dietary Fiber
1g
1%
  Sugars
9g
9%
),
Protein
2g
2%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
2%;
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 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 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.