Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars

Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars - a chocolate chunk cookie base with a creamy peanut butter filling topped with chocolate and peanuts. The perfect treat for the PB + Chocolate lover!

Did you guys know that I’m due to have baby #5 three weeks before Kristyn has #6?? We are so excited to have cousins so close together, and I’m excited that I’ll be having this baby in next week or two!! As we prepare for the celebration of baby, we’ve been trying out new desserts and found a new favorite in today’s Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars!

We’ve always loved the delicious combo of chocolate and peanut butter and this dessert married the two just perfectly. With a chocolate chunk cookie crust and a peanut butter creamy filling all topped with more chocolate and peanuts – you really can’t go wrong!!

This dessert is perfect to enjoy in the summer with some homemade ice cream or perfect any time of year. It will especially be a hit with all the chocolate + peanut butter lovers out there so if you’re looking to score points with one of them, this is the dessert to make. 😉

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars - a chocolate chunk cookie base with a creamy peanut butter filling topped with chocolate and peanuts. The perfect treat for the PB + Chocolate lover!

Do me a favor, and give your tastebuds a delight, by making these awesome Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars. They definitely didn’t last long at our house and probably won’t last long at yours either. 😉

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars:

Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars

Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars - a chocolate chunk cookie base with a creamy peanut butter filling topped with chocolate and peanuts. The perfect treat for the PB + Chocolate lover!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Cool & Refrigerate 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time 22 minutes
Servings 15
Calories 486 kcal
Author Lil' Luna

Ingredients

Cookie Base

  • 1 package Betty Crocker™ double chocolate chunk cookie mix
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 tbsp water
  • 1 egg

Filling

  • 8 oz cream cheese softened
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 8 oz frozen whipped topping thawed
  • 9 oz Reese's™ peanut butter cups miniatures chopped

Topping

  • 1/4 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 3 oz bittersweet baking chocolate melted
  • 1 cup unsalted dry-roasted peanuts

Instructions

  1. Stir all cookie base ingredients in a large bowl until soft dough forms. Spread dough on the bottom of an ungreased 13x9" pan. Bake at 350 for 12 to 15 minutes. Cool completely, about 30 minutes.

  2. In a separate bowl, beat cream cheese and ¼ cup sugar with electric mixer until smooth. Fold in your whipped topping and candies. Spread over cooled cookie base.
  3. In small microwavable bowl, whisk together peanut butter, milk and 2 TB sugar until smooth. Microwave uncovered for 30-60 seconds, stirring after 30 seconds. Drizzle mixture over filling. Drizzle melted chocolate over top. Sprinkle with peanuts. Refrigerate until set, about 1 hour. Serve

Adapted from Betty Crocker.

TRIED & TRUE FINDINGS:

  • DIFFICULTY: easy
  • HOW MANY DOES IT FEED: 24 bars
  • ANY CHANGES MADE: Tara
  • ANY SUGGESTIONS FOR NEXT TIME: none

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These Peanut Butter Cookie Bars with Chocolate Frosting start with a layer of super soft & chewy peanut butter cookie, then are topped with creamy milk chocolate frosting. So easy & perfect for peanut butter lovers!

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ENJOY!

Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars - a chocolate chunk cookie base with a creamy peanut butter filling topped with chocolate and peanuts. The perfect treat for the PB + Chocolate lover!

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Kristyn Merkley

My name is Kristyn and I’m the mom of SIX stinkin’ cute kids and the wife to my smokin’ hot hubby, Lo. My mom’s maiden name is Luna, and I’m one of the many crafty “Lil’ Lunas” in the fam. On this site I like to share all things creative – from recipes to home decor to gifts and home decor ideas. Welcome!

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