Peanut Crumble Bars

Peanut Crumble Bars

Looking for a distinctive baked dessert? Then check out these bars flavored with peanuts, oats and chocolate - a delicious treat.

Prep Time

15

Minutes

Total Time

1:30

Hr:Mins

Makes

48

bars

2
cups sugar
1/2
cup butter or margarine, melted
2
eggs
1
teaspoon vanilla
1 1/2
cups Gold Medal® all-purpose flour
2/3
cup baking cocoa
1
cup quick-cooking oats
1/2
teaspoon baking powder
1/2
cup chopped salted peanuts
1
package (8 oz) cream cheese, softened
3
eggs
1
can (14 oz) sweetened condensed milk
1/2
cup peanut butter
1
teaspoon vanilla
  1. Heat oven to 350°F (if using dark or nonstick pan, heat oven to 325°F). Grease bottom and sides of 15x10x1-inch pan with shortening or spray with cooking spray.
  2. In large bowl, beat sugar, butter, 2 eggs, 1 teaspoon vanilla, the flour, cocoa, oats and baking powder with electric mixer on medium speed until well mixed. Stir in peanuts. In small bowl, reserve 1 1/2 cups oat mixture for topping. Press remaining oat mixture on bottom of pan to form crust.
  3. In medium bowl, beat cream cheese on medium speed until smooth. Add 3 eggs, the milk, peanut butter and 1 teaspoon vanilla. Beat on medium speed, scraping bowl occasionally, until well mixed. Spoon peanut butter mixture over oat mixture in pan; spread evenly to edges of pan. Carefully crumble reserved oat mixture evenly over peanut butter layer.
  4. Bake 35 to 45 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean. Cool completely in pan on wire rack, about 30 minutes. For bars, cut into 8 rows by 6 rows. Store covered in refrigerator.
Makes 48 bars

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Bar)
  • Calories 160
    • (Calories from Fat 70),
  • Total Fat 8g
    • (Saturated Fat 3 1/2g,
    • Trans Fat 0g),
  • Cholesterol 35mg;
  • Sodium 80mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 20g
    • (Dietary Fiber 0g,
    • Sugars 15g),
  • Protein 4g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 1 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 0 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.