This chocolate peanut butter bar recipe is tender and not too greasy. Makes a delicious treat for the kids.

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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).

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  • In a medium bowl, combine the flour, brown sugar, 1/2 cup of butter and the egg yolks. Mix together by hand until everything is well blended, and the mixture is crumbly. Press evenly into a 9x13 inch pan.

  • Bake for 12 to 15 minutes in the preheated oven, until light gold.

  • As soon as the crust comes out of the oven, sprinkle the 2/3 cup of chocolate chips onto it. Return to the oven for 1 to 2 minutes. Take out of the oven and spread the melted chocolate chips over the crust. Set aside.

  • In a medium bowl, mix together the confectioners' sugar, peanut butter,1/4 cup of margarine, and vanilla. Then stir in the milk. Crumble the peanut butter mixture over the chocolate layer. Press down lightly. In a medium saucepan, combine the 1/3 cup chocolate chips and the shortening. Cook over low heat, stirring occasionally until melted. Drizzle over the peanut butter layer and refrigerate until set, about 3 to 4 hours. Cut into 2x 1 1/2 inch bars

Nutrition Facts

467 calories; protein 8.2g; carbohydrates 49.6g; fat 28.5g; cholesterol 64.7mg; sodium 187.7mg. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 4 stars
09/02/2008
Instead of melting the chocolate to drizzle on top I simply added whole semi-sweet chocolate morsels. You could even try the peanut butter kind or even reese's pieces. This was a popular and easy dessert. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
02/04/2011
When I made these I made it exactly as suggested other than using soften butter rather than fully melted. And I added some chopped peanuts between the chocolate and peanut butter. I made them specifically for my boyfriend because he likes peanut butter much more than I do. When I tried them I knew they were too rich but he agreed that there was waayy to much peanut butter. I think if you used a 9x9 pan and cut the peanut butter mixture on top in half it would be descent. I'm was a little disappointed because all of the rave reviews had me pretty excited. Overall a big disappointment for us I'm gonna give them to the teenage boys next door. Read More
(3)
38 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 16
  • 4 star values: 9
  • 3 star values: 7
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 4 stars
09/02/2008
Instead of melting the chocolate to drizzle on top I simply added whole semi-sweet chocolate morsels. You could even try the peanut butter kind or even reese's pieces. This was a popular and easy dessert. Read More
(26)
Rating: 4 stars
10/26/2006
These are a yummy treat very easy to make. My 5-year-old made them with me and he had a lot of fun pressing the crust into the pan and then (gently!) pushing the peanut butter mixture into the chocolate layer. Also I completely forgot to add the tablespoon of milk and it turned out fine without. The cook time on the crust seemed a little long though. Just be sure as one reviewer mentioned already not to overcook it. It would be better a little lighter and fluffier than mine came out. Next time... Read More
(24)
Rating: 4 stars
08/02/2003
I thought these were pretty good. I followed the recipe exactly but my peanut butter mixture was not crumbly at all it was like thick peanut butter so it was hard to spread it turned out more marbled than layered...maybe I should refrigerate it first next time??? They were good anyhow just not as pretty. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/04/2003
very simple but my kid just loved it; he thinks the Elfs made the peanut butter...do not overcook the crust though... Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/29/2002
These bars are awesome. I doubled the recipe and used a jelly roll pan and it worked well. Very yummy! Read More
(8)
Rating: 5 stars
11/25/2008
As of late after all I've baked for my husband (Trust me it's alot!!) now all of a sudden he thinks these are his ALL TIME FAVORITES!! Creamy addictive like candy bars and he claims even better coming from the freezer! So you know now they freeze well too! Make sure you plan the way you'd like to top it with chocolate. Presentation is also important. I drizzled one way with the chocolate then crossed over the other way! Pretty for chocolate! Thank you for your recipe! Read More
(8)
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Rating: 5 stars
12/25/2006
Very yummy! I added more powdered sugar to the topping to make it more crumbly- going according to the recipe it just becomes thicker peanut butter. Besides that very easy and good! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/21/2005
It's GREAT! Very easy and quick. My nephews love making it with me and my boyfriend loves to eat them! Read More
(4)
Rating: 5 stars
01/19/2010
We made these today and they taste just like Reese's PB cups! SO easy and yummy! Read More
(3)
Rating: 2 stars
02/04/2011
When I made these I made it exactly as suggested other than using soften butter rather than fully melted. And I added some chopped peanuts between the chocolate and peanut butter. I made them specifically for my boyfriend because he likes peanut butter much more than I do. When I tried them I knew they were too rich but he agreed that there was waayy to much peanut butter. I think if you used a 9x9 pan and cut the peanut butter mixture on top in half it would be descent. I'm was a little disappointed because all of the rave reviews had me pretty excited. Overall a big disappointment for us I'm gonna give them to the teenage boys next door. Read More
(3)
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