Monday, July 13, 2020

Fudge-Filled Peanut Butter Bars (with a cake mix!)


I made these luscious bars to add to a recent bake sale...the first 2 customers took all I had! 

They're easy using a cake mix base.  I modified the recipe
(I omitted coconut, nuts and (3/4 c.??) brown sugar) and used a tad more
flour in the chocolate mixture. 

Of course, we all know that anything with sweetened condensed milk 
is always going to be a winner! 

Hope you enjoy this recipe soon.  It has numerous options so you
can make it 'fit' your family's flavor preferences. 


1 box yellow cake mix
1 c. peanut butter 
(smooth or chunky)
1/2 c. butter, softened
2 eggs, beaten


1 c. semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 can (14 ozs) sweetened condensed milk
3 Tb. butter
1 c. flaked coconut, optional
1/3 c. all purpose flour
1/2 c. chopped nuts, optional

Preheat oven to 350*. Spray 9" x 13" baking pan; set aside. 

In a medium bowl, combine cake mix, peanut butter, butter and eggs until dough is smooth.  Mixture will be thick. 
(I mixed by hand). 

Press 2/3 of the dough into bottom of prepared pan, setting aside remainder for the topping. 

Prepare the filling in a medium sauce pan (I used a glass bowl and heated in the microwave on 70% power - after about 45 seconds, stir until melted. 

Stir in coconut (if using), flour and nuts (if using). Mix until combined. Spread filling over dough in the dish. 

Crumble remaining dough evenly over filling.  Bake for 20 - 22 minutes. (Be careful not to overbake) or until it starts to get golden. 
Allow to cool then slice and serve. 

Recipe inspired by The Country Cook

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1 comment :

  1. These sound wonderful, Marsha, and I must make soon! I have a recipe called Can’t Leave ‘Em Alone Bars, and they use a cake mix, too. This version sounds fabulous with the peanut butter!! 😋