Favorite Recipes: Peanut Butter Chocolate Bars

Recipe Author

Name: Barry S. (treeguy)
Total Recipes: 3

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Title:

Peanut Butter Chocolate Bars

Dish: Cookies & Bars
Dish Type: Chocolate
Cooking Method: Baked
Difficulty: 3 / 10
Servings: 25-30
Prep Time: 30 min
Cook Time: 20-25 min

Ingredients
  • 1 pkg - plain yellow cake mix
  • 1 cup - peanut butter - smooth
  • 1 stick - butter - melted (not margerine)
  • 2 Tbsp - butter
  • 2 lrg - eggs
  • 2 cups - semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 can - 14 oz sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 cup - coconut
  • 1 cup - chopped pecans
  • 2 tsps - pure vanilla extract
Directions
Preheat oven to 325°F. Use an ungreased 9”x13” pan. 
 
Place cake mix, peanut butter, melted butter & eggs in mixer bowl. Blend with electric mixer on low for 1 minute or so. Stop machine (it actually says that) & scrape down the side of the bowl. Mixture will be thick. Reserve 1-1/2 cups for topping. (I always spread the reserved batter on a plate & put it in the freezer while putting the other stuff together. It crumbles well after being chilled. Otherwise, it is a mess to get on top.) Put remaining mixture into the pan &, using fingertips, press evenly over the bottom of the pan so it reaches all sides. Set aside.
 
Place chocolate chips, condensed milk & 2 Tabsp. butter in heavy saucepan over low heat. Stir & cook until chocolate is melted & mixture is well combined, 3 to 4 minutes. Remove from heat & stir in coconut, pecans & vanilla until well distributed. Pour the chocolate mixture over crust & spread evenly so it reaches sides of pan. Using your fingertips, crumble the chilled reserved crust & scatter it evenly over the chocolate
 
Put pan in oven & bake until light brown, 20 to 25 mins. (I usually don't need to bake it that long, but your oven may be different--watch it & don't overbake.) Remove from oven & cool for 30 minutes before cutting. (yes, you have to wait!)
 
Store for up to 3 days at room temp., up to 1 week in refrig., or for up to 6 mos. in freezer. (Like they will last that long.)

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Emy M. (emywog)
4/2/2010 10:45 AM ET
Wow, this sounds good. The only thing is, I don't have butter just margarine. Thanks for sharing this one. Emy
Sandra N.
3/18/2010 12:25 PM ET
Sounds great! Can't waitto try
Melissa B. (mblisa)
3/12/2010 10:49 PM ET
Recipe sounds great! Thanks for posting, I agree with you..chocolate dosent last very long in my kitchen either. :)