Peanut Butter-Fudge Bars

Peanut Butter-Fudge Bars

Honorable Mention - Contest Recipe 2009! Two favorite cookie doughs bake side by side in a delicious bar frosted with an indulgent topping.

Prep Time

20

Minutes

Total Time

1:20

Hr:Mins

Makes

36

bars

Cookie Base
1
pouch (1 lb 1.5 oz) Betty Crocker® double chocolate chunk cookie mix
1/4
cup vegetable oil
2
tablespoons milk
1
egg
1
pouch (1 lb 1.5 oz) Betty Crocker® peanut butter cookie mix
3
tablespoons vegetable oil
1
tablespoon milk
1
egg
Topping
1
cup milk chocolate chips (6 oz)
1
cup powdered sugar
2
tablespoons peanut butter
2
to 3 tablespoons milk
1/2
cup coarsely chopped honey-roasted peanuts
  1. Heat oven to 350°F. In large bowl, stir double chocolate chunk cookie mix, 1/4 cup oil, 2 tablespoons milk and 1 egg until soft dough forms. Drop dough by tablespoonfuls evenly over bottom of ungreased 13x9-inch pan.
  2. In same large bowl, stir peanut butter cookie mix, 3 tablespoons oil, 1 tablespoon milk and 1 egg until soft dough forms. Drop dough by tablespoonfuls over chocolate dough in pan. Swirl doughs together slightly, using metal spatula; spread and press evenly in pan.
  3. Bake 25 to 27 minutes or until edges are light golden brown. Remove from oven; sprinkle evenly with chocolate chips. Let stand 2 minutes.
  4. In small bowl, stir powdered sugar, peanut butter and enough of the 2 to 3 tablespoons milk until frosting is smooth and spreadable. Spoon frosting over chocolate chips; lightly swirl chocolate and frosting together. Sprinkle with peanuts; press lightly into topping. Cool completely, about 30 minutes. For bars, cut into 9 rows by 4 rows.
Makes 36 bars
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Did You Know?
You can freeze these bars tightly covered for up to two months.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Bar)
  • Calories 190
    • (Calories from Fat 70),
  • Total Fat 8g
    • (Saturated Fat 3g,
    • Trans Fat 0g),
  • Cholesterol 5mg;
  • Sodium 150mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 27g
    • (Dietary Fiber 0g,
    • Sugars 18g),
  • Protein 3g;
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;
    • 0 High-Fat Meat;
    • 1 1/2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 2;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.