Bars made with miniature peanut butter cups topped with chocolate.

Recipe Summary

Servings:
12
Yield:
2 dozen
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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

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  • 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.

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

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

  • 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

693 calories; protein 10.6g 21% DV; carbohydrates 75.7g 24% DV; fat 42.6g 66% DV; cholesterol 73.5mg 25% DV; sodium 256.1mg 10% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (26)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
05/23/2005
Wow this has to be the best Peanut Butter Cookie Bar recipe I have ever made. You all have got to try this one. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
02/13/2008
Since I gave sweets up for Lent I couldn't try these so I have to go by hubby saying they were good but they were "missing something." He's a big peanut butter/chocolate fan so I guess there just wasn't a "wow factor" here. Read More
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33 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 24
  • 4 star values: 7
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
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Rating: 3 stars
02/12/2008
Since I gave sweets up for Lent I couldn't try these so I have to go by hubby saying they were good but they were "missing something." He's a big peanut butter/chocolate fan so I guess there just wasn't a "wow factor" here. Read More
(23)
Rating: 5 stars
05/23/2005
Wow this has to be the best Peanut Butter Cookie Bar recipe I have ever made. You all have got to try this one. Read More
(20)
Rating: 5 stars
02/21/2008
These are too good!! I've made these twice. They are easy different and totally delicious. Everyone I've served them to agrees. I use pecans in place of walnuts. I use mini peanut butter cup baking pieces (find next to regular baking chips) and obviously don't chop them. I fold half the bag in with the nuts and press the rest on top as the recipe says. The drizzle is just extra yummy-ness! But I only use 1/2 cup chips 1 T. butter and 2 T. peanut butter for the drizzle and it is plenty. These bars are awesome thanks for the recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/15/2006
We loved this PB Bar!! The only thing I had a little trouble with was the baking time. I baked it 23 minutes and when I went to slice it they were VERY mushy. I put them back in the oven frosting and all for an additional 10 minutes. Who knows it might have just been my oven. We still ate the whole pan in a day and a half! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/22/2006
A keeper! Very good. Don't overbake! Everyone loved these. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2007
Absolutely wonderful! The outsides were a little cakeish for me but the middle's were TO DIE FOR! Definitely do not overcook. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/30/2008
Yum. I was in a hurry so I pressed the Reese's cups into the batter whole without halving them as the recipe says. I also frosted the bars hot then let them cool with the frosting on. They turned out great! Hard to stop eating them! I was careful not to overbake them after reading these reviews and took them out with the edges light brown. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/12/2008
Both my husband and I thought these were very good. I thought that the chocolate chip topping could be reduced or even left off but he liked it just as written. Since I didn't have a full bag of peanut butter cups (Easter candy left-overs) I made just a half batch in an 8x8" pan and ended up baking a good 10 minutes longer than called for since they were still jiggly at 25 minutes. Thanks for the recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/27/2008
Everyone loved these! The bars were soft and chewy and the chocolate on yop was perfect! Will be making again. Read More
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