Let these peanut-butter-and-chocolate bars cool completely before cutting. If you cut them while they are still warm, moisture will escape as steam and the brownies may be dry.

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Ingredients

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. For crust, in a medium bowl, combine crushed graham crackers, the 1/4 cup sugar, and the finely chopped peanuts. Stir in the 1/2 cup melted butter. Press mixture evenly into the bottom of an ungreased 11x7x1-1/2-inch baking pan. Bake for 5 minutes; cool.

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  • For filling, in a heavy large saucepan, combine the 1/2 cup butter and the chocolate; heat and stir over low heat until melted. Remove from heat. Add the 1 cup sugar, the eggs, and vanilla to chocolate mixture; stir just until combined. Stir in flour and peanut-butter-flavored pieces. Spread evenly over crust.

  • Bake for 20 minutes. Cool in pan on a wire rack. Spread with Peanut Butter Frosting. Cut into bars. Place a peanut half on each bar. Makes 20 brownies.

Tips

Bake as directed; do not cut bars. Cover and chill for up to 2 days.

Tips

Let these peanut-butter-and-chocolate bars cool completely before cutting. If you cut them while they are still warm, moisture will escape as steam and the brownies may be dry.


Peanut Butter Frosting

Ingredients

Directions

  • In a medium bowl, combine butter and peanut butter; beat with an electric mixer on low speed for 30 seconds. Gradually add 1 cup of the powdered sugar, beating well. Beat in the 1 tablespoon milk and the vanilla. Gradually beat in the remaining 1 cup powdered sugar and enough additional milk to make a frosting that spreads easily.

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