Peanuttiest Peanut Butter Brownie Bars

Peanuttiest Peanut Butter Brownie Bars

Tags: Bars, Brownies, Dessert/Sweets

Sheilah Fiola, Kent, WA, Bake-Off® Contest 43, 2008 Finalist

  • Prep Time: 30 min
  • Cook Time: 18 min
  • Ready Time: 235 min
  • Yield: 24 bars

Ingredients

  • 1 box (13.3 oz) Pillsbury® Peanut Butter Swirl Jif® Brownie Mix
  • 2 cups crushed chocolate or regular graham crackers (28 squares)
  • 1/2 cup plus 3 tablespoons LAND O LAKES® Butter
  • 1 can (14 oz) sweetened condensed milk (not evaporated)
  • 1/3 cup Jif® Creamy Peanut Butter
  • 1 1/4 cups peanut butter chips
  • 3/4 cup milk chocolate chips
  • 1 cup Fisher® Spanish Peanuts, finely chopped

Preparation Directions

  • Heat oven to 350°F (325°F for dark or nonstick pan). Lightly spray 13x9-inch pan with CRISCO® Original No-Stick Cooking Spray.
  • In large bowl, stir dry brownie mix and graham cracker crumbs until well mixed; set aside.
  • Into medium microwavable bowl, squeeze peanut butter from peanut butter packet (from brownie mix). Add butter. Microwave uncovered on High 1 minute to 1 minute 30 seconds, stirring once, until butter is melted. Stir until smooth.
  • Pour peanut butter mixture over brownie mixture; stir until well mixed. Press evenly in pan.
  • In same medium microwavable bowl, mix milk, 1/3 cup peanut butter and 1/2 cup of the peanut butter chips. Microwave uncovered on High 1 minute, stirring once, until mixture is melted. Stir until smooth.
  • Gently pour milk mixture evenly over brownie layer in pan; spread evenly. Sprinkle remaining 3/4 cup peanut butter chips, the chocolate chips and peanuts over milk mixture; press in lightly.
  • Bake 18 to 22 minutes or until edges are golden brown and center is just set when lightly touched (do not overbake). Cool completely in pan on cooling rack, about 3 hours. For bars, cut into 6 rows by 4 rows.

High Altitude (3500-6500 ft)

  • Bake 25 to 30 minutes.

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Nutritional Information Per Serving

Serving Size (1/24), Calories 350 (Calories from Fat 180), Total Fat 20g (Saturated Fat 9g, Trans Fat 0.5g), Cholesterol 20mg, Sodium 190mg, Total Carbohydrate 35g (Dietary Fiber 1g, Sugars 27g), Protein 7g; Percent Daily Value*: Vitamin A 2%, Vitamin C 2%, Calcium 8%, Iron 6%.

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.