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Betty Crocker Dessert

Chocolate Peanut Butter Dream Bars

Chocolate Peanut Butter Dream Bars - The name says it ALL! You can't get better than that!

Course Dessert
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours 5 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 35 minutes
Servings 24
Author Betty Crocker

Ingredients

  • Cookie Base
  • 1 pouch 1 lb 1.5 oz Betty Crocker® double chocolate chunk cookie mix
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 tablespoons cold strong brewed coffee or water
  • 1 large egg
  • Filling
  • 1 package 8 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 container 8 oz frozen whipped topping, thawed
  • 1 bag 9 oz miniature chocolate-covered peanut butter cup candies, chopped
  • Topping
  • 1/4 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 3 oz bittersweet baking chocolate, melted
  • 1 cup unsalted dry-roasted peanuts

Instructions

  1. Heat oven to 350°F. In large bowl, stir cookie base ingredients until soft dough forms. Spread dough in bottom of ungreased 13x9-inch pan. Bake 12 to 15 minutes or just until set. Cool completely, about 30 minutes.
  2. In large bowl, beat cream cheese and 1/4 cup sugar with electric mixer on medium speed until smooth. Fold in whipped topping and candies. Spread over cooled cookie base.
  3. In small microwavable bowl, beat peanut butter, milk and 2 tablespoons sugar with wire whisk until smooth. Microwave uncovered on High 30 to 60 seconds, stirring after 30 seconds, to thin for drizzling. Drizzle mixture over filling. Drizzle with melted chocolate. Sprinkle with peanuts. Refrigerate about 1 hour or until set. For bars, cut into 6 rows by 4 rows. Store covered in refrigerator.