Peanut-Buttery Fudge Bars

Prize-Winning Recipe 2010! It's a cookie and a candy bar all wrapped up into one yummy bar.

  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 3 hr 0 min
  • Servings 24

Ingredients

Cookie Base

1
pouch (1 lb 1.5oz) Betty Crocker™ peanut butter cookie mix
3
tablespoons vegetable oil
1
tablespoon water
1
egg

Topping

1
cup hot fudge topping
1
cup Betty Crocker™ Rich & Creamy cream cheese frosting
1/4
cup creamy peanut butter
1
container (8 oz) frozen whipped topping, thawed
2
bars (2.1 oz each) chocolate-covered crispy peanut-buttery candy, unwrapped, finely crushed

  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Spray bottom only of 13x9-inch pan with cooking spray. In large bowl, stir cookie mix, oil, water and egg until soft dough forms. Press dough in bottom of pan. Bake 12 to 15 minutes or until light golden brown. Cool completely, about 30 minutes.
  • 2 Spread hot fudge topping over cooled cookie base. In large bowl, combine frosting and peanut butter until well mixed. Add whipped topping and candy; gently fold until well blended. Spoon mixture over hot fudge topping then carefully spread to evenly cover. Refrigerate about 2 hours or until chilled. For bars, cut into 6 rows by 4 rows. Store covered in refrigerator.

Expert Tips

Make these candy-like fudge bars up to 24 hours before serving.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Bar
Calories
270
(
Calories from Fat
110),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
12g
12%
(Saturated Fat
4g,
4%
Trans Fat
1/2g
1/2%
),
Cholesterol
10mg
10%;
Sodium
200mg
200%;
Total Carbohydrate
36g
36%
(Dietary Fiber
1g
1%
  Sugars
25g
25%
),
Protein
3g
3%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
4%;
Exchanges:
1 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; 2 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
2 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.