Saturday, August 6, 2011

Peanut Butter Chocolate Bars

These peanut butter bars are from The Cake Mix Doctor cookbook.  They come together quickly (done in under an hour) and are - quite simply - AMAZING!

1 package plain yellow cake mix
1 cup smooth peanut butter
8 tbsp butter, melted
2 large eggs
1 package (12 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk
2 tbsp. butter
1 cup frozen unsweetened coconut, thawed (I just used plain sweet coconut)
1 cup chopped pecans
2 tsp. vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 325* and set aside 13x9 inch pan.

Place cake mix, peanut butter, melted butter, and eggs in mixing bowl and beat.  Mixture will be thick.  Reserve 1 1/2 cups for topping.  Transfer the remaining to the pan and use fingertips to press crust evenly over pan until it reaches all sides.

Place chocolate chips, condensed milk, and 2 tbsp. butter in saucepan over low heat (I just did this step in the microwave).  Stir and cook until chocolate is melted and combined.  Remove from heat and mix in coconut, pecans, and vanilla.  Pour over crust and spread to sides of pan.  Crumble reserved crust and scatter over the top.

Bake 20-25 minutes.  Remove and allow to cool 30 minutes before cutting into bars.


Anonymous said...

I am so glad I ate breakfast before reading this post. I would have wanted these wonderful gooey treats for breakfast.

Marina said...

Girl, that's not fair! I am on a diet! :)

Cami said...

This sounds to die! YUM! Thanks for the recipe :) Much appreciated!!

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Samantha said...

I might have to make these for Michael, skipping the coconut.
Looks really good!

Grumpy Grateful Mom said...

Oh, yum! Chocolate and peanut butter are my husband's favorites. These will probably last five minutes in my house. :)

Anonymous said...

Thank you for the recipe! I'll bet this makes your home smell sooooo good!

Misty said...

YUM!!!! I really should do some baking this weekend!

Chatty Crone said...

Now that is my kind of recipe - except I am leaving the coconut out - lol. THANKS

Sonya @ Under the Desert Sky said...

Those look delish!

Angela said...

That looks really good! I'm sure your kids loved it! :)

Have a Wonderful Day!

Jen said...

Ok, I'm really drooling right now, except I'd leave out the nuts, because I hate nuts...but this looks DELICIOUS!!

Chris said...

You forgot to add the bit at the bottom of the recipe, Lisa;

'then run a half marathon to burn off the 10,000 calories...'LOL.

You're gonna make me sooooo fat!

Ginny Hartzler said...

I have that cookbook and love it! Your photo makes me want to take a big bite out of the screen!!!

Michelle said...

Very nice! My two favorite things...PB and chocolate.

Anonymous said...

These sound so good. I know I can't make these - I'd eat it all before it cooled.

jp@A Green Ridge said...

Baby Girl, how much condensed milk? I don't see it in the list of ingredients...:)JP

Michaele said...

no carbs in these right?

Sarah said...

Those sound incredible...minus the coconut because I'm not a fan but still...yum!!! :) Thanks for sharing!!!

Betsy Banks Adams said...

Just give me the peanut butter... I'll leave the chocolate to others... I absolutely love anything peanut butter!

Chatty Crone said...

I tried to make it today - didn't turn out exactly the same - could be I didn't have the can of sweetened condensed milk.