Peanut Butter Bars II


Bars made with miniature peanut butter cups topped with chocolate.

2 dozen


  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • 1 cup light brown sugar

  • ½ cup white sugar

  • ½ cup unsalted butter

  • ½ cup creamy peanut butter

  • 2 eggs

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • ½ cup chopped walnuts

  • 1 (13 ounce) package miniature chocolate covered peanut butter cups, halved

  • 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips

  • ½ cup unsalted butter

  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 teaspoon baking powder


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Coat a 13 x 9 x 2 inch pan with nonstick cooking spray.

  2. Stir together flour, baking powder, and salt in small bowl. Beat together sugars, 1/2 cup butter and peanut butter in a large bowl with electric mixer until smooth. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in vanilla. Stir in flour mixture to blend. Fold in chopped nuts.

  3. Pour batter into prepared pan. Press the peanut butter cups lightly into the batter.

  4. Bake at 350 for 20-25 minutes. Cool in pan.

  5. To Make Topping: Melt chocolate and 1/2 cup butter in a small bowl in the microwave in 30 second intervals, stirring after each interval, until smooth. Drizzle the chocolate in pan. Cut into bars.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

693 Calories
43g Fat
76g Carbs
11g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 693
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 43g 55%
Saturated Fat 20g 99%
Cholesterol 74mg 25%
Sodium 256mg 11%
Total Carbohydrate 76g 28%
Dietary Fiber 4g 15%
Total Sugars 57g
Protein 11g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 91mg 7%
Iron 3mg 14%
Potassium 355mg 8%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.