This crunchy, peanut-y cake is quick, easy and stores well.

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Ingredients

24
Original recipe yields 24 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). Grease and flour one 13x9 inch pan.

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  • In a mixing bowl beat cake mix, peanut butter, and brown sugar on low speed until crumbly. Set aside 1/2 cup of mixture. To the remainder add water, eggs, and oil, and beat on high for 2 minutes. Stir in 1/4 cup each of the chocolate chips and the peanut butter chips. Pour into prepared pan.

  • Combine peanuts, remainder of dough mix, and rest of the chips; sprinkle over batter.

  • Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 30 to 40 minutes. Cool completely.

Nutrition Facts

306 calories; 17.5 g total fat; 24 mg cholesterol; 220 mg sodium. 31.8 g carbohydrates; 7.7 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (48)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
09/07/2008
Great cake! The crunchy layer on top was so yummy. I read one of the reviews that said there was not enough chocolate so I made a chocolate glaze and drizzled it over the top. YUM! Peanut butter and chocolate is the best combo and to have it in a cake wow! Grab a glass of milk before you sit down to eat it however cause it rich! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
01/16/2008
cake was delicious but very heavy. i used only chocolate chips which was good b/c the PButter adds enough peanuty flavor. Also because I used a slightly smaller baking dish my cake didn't quite finish cooking all the way through so be sure that your cake is done before you take it out of the oven! Read More
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60 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 36
  • 4 star values: 17
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
09/07/2008
Great cake! The crunchy layer on top was so yummy. I read one of the reviews that said there was not enough chocolate so I made a chocolate glaze and drizzled it over the top. YUM! Peanut butter and chocolate is the best combo and to have it in a cake wow! Grab a glass of milk before you sit down to eat it however cause it rich! Read More
(14)
Rating: 5 stars
09/07/2008
Great cake! The crunchy layer on top was so yummy. I read one of the reviews that said there was not enough chocolate so I made a chocolate glaze and drizzled it over the top. YUM! Peanut butter and chocolate is the best combo and to have it in a cake wow! Grab a glass of milk before you sit down to eat it however cause it rich! Read More
(14)
Rating: 5 stars
10/13/2007
Incredible!! So moist and delicious. Didn't change a thing won't change a thing. Hubby had a buddy over and he had not one not two but 3 pieces!! I will make sure I have the ingrediants on hand for this one. Super easy to make in fact my 8 year old daughter did most of it!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/09/2010
I brought this to a BBQ and got great comments! Super easy too! I used 1/2 cup of each kind of chips in the batter and 1/2 cup of each kind of chips on top. I also used crunchy peanut butter and it turned out really well! Read More
(6)
Rating: 5 stars
09/05/2003
This is a EASY and delicious recipe! Next time I will put 1/4 cup of each of the chips for the topping and put the rest in the batter. Thanks! I really enjoyed making this and tasting was even better.:o) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/24/2005
This smells divine when you're making it! One thing next time I will put it into a large cookie sheet (11x15) to make thinner bars. This was tall like cake. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/04/2002
I have made this cake many times. It is very like one from a magazine I subscribe to. Since my family does not like even peanuts or any crunchy thing in their baked goods I put white chocolate chips in instead of peanuts. I keep getting rave reviews from my kids and hubby. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/14/2010
This is a nice cake for a change of pace when getting away from the all chocolate mind set. I love PB so this was right up my alley! Thank you for it. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/10/2004
I have made this recipe for a couple of years and it never fails to get compliments. Who can resist this moist peanut butter cake with its crumbly topping of nuts chocolate chips and peanut butter chips - I haven't found one yet! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/23/2007
this is so yummy. I made this for the girls at my sisters work and because it was being presented I did not taste. So I had to make it again for home when told how wonderful it was. Well I did and loved it. so moist so rick. Fixes my need for something moist and sweet. try this you won't be disappointed. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
01/16/2008
cake was delicious but very heavy. i used only chocolate chips which was good b/c the PButter adds enough peanuty flavor. Also because I used a slightly smaller baking dish my cake didn't quite finish cooking all the way through so be sure that your cake is done before you take it out of the oven! Read More
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