Peanut Butter Chocolate Bars

So apparently, I don’t put any non-dessert food items on this blog. I really want to… but I tend to enjoy baking more than cooking (opposite my husband).

In light of Nick’s birthday this past Wednesday, I decided to make (& post) his favorite dessert: Peanut Butter Chocolate Bars.

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These are amazing and generally a HUGE hit. They’re soft and delicious and are best served in small squares because of their richness.

Definitely give these a try! They are perfect for a potluck or a kids party or anywhere where sugar is welcome.

Peanut Butter Chocolate Bars

Ingredients:

  • 1 (18.25) package plain yellow cake mix
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 (12 oz) package semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 2 Tablespoons butter

Directions:

  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  • Combine cake mix, melted butter (1/2 C), peanut butter, and eggs in a large bowl using a mixer or spoon. Press the cake mixture into a 9X13 pan reserving 1 1/2 cup of the mixture to crumble on top.
  • In a small pot, melt chocolate chips and butter (2 Tbs). Remove from heat.
  • Spread chocolate mixture over the mixture pressed in the pan and then crumble the 1 1/2 cups of reserved cake mixture on top evenly.
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes. Cool completely before cutting into bars.

Adapted slightly from: http://www.the-girl-who-ate-everything.com/2009/03/peanut-butter-chocolate-bars.html

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