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 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 20 min
  • Servings 36

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.

Expert Tips

You can freeze these bars tightly covered for up to two months.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Bar
Calories
190
(
Calories from Fat
70),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
8g
8%
(Saturated Fat
3g,
3%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
5mg
5%;
Sodium
150mg
150%;
Total Carbohydrate
27g
27%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
18g
18%
),
Protein
3g
3%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
4%;
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.