November 16, 2009

Baking Blitz: Chocolate Peanut Butter Crunch Bars


You can probably see a bit of a theme here…peanut butter….peanut butter…and well, more peanut butter!! I didn’t realized I was making so many peanut butter treats until my peanut butter jar was getting pretty empty! Here one more for you, and well, like the other it’s great! I just don’t think you can go wrong with peanut butter deserts!

Rating: I give these a 4 (1 being "I'll never bake them again" and 5 being "They are now one of my favorites")

Base:
½ cup Sugar
½ cup Firmly Packed Brown Sugar
½ cup Butter
½ cup Peanut Butter
½ cup Rice Krispies
1 tsp Vanilla
1 Egg
1 ¼ cups Flour
1 tsp Baking Soda
1/4 tsp Salt

Topping:
1 cup Chocolate Chips
½ cup Peanut Butter
1 ½ cup Rice Krispies

Base: Heat oven to 350. Combine sugars, butter; beat well, until light and fluffy. Add peanut butter, vanilla, egg; beat well. Add flour, baking soda, salt; beat well. Add Rice Krispies. Press into 15’’x10’’ pan. Bake for 12-17 minutes; until golden brown. Cool for 15 minutes.

Topping: Melt on low heat chocolate and peanut butter. Stir in Rice Krispies. Spoon mixture evenly over slightly cooled bars; spread gently. Cool completely. Cut in bars.

Have any good ideas, or substitutes for this....share them, leave a comment, I’d love to hear from you!!

14 comments:

  1. Coming over from Whisking Wednesdays. I am the Cookie Monster's grandmother and you can't go wrong with a peanut butter/chocolate combo. I like a cookie recipe that makes a lot of cookies. So glad to see this one does. Will be trying these soon. I think they will be on my Friday Finds this week.

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  2. These look yummy! Will Def be trying these, thanks for sharing

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  3. wow!These bars are heavenly to me.I am not afraid to try at home.thanks for sharing

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  4. These look wonderful! I pinned it to my Pinterest board, so I can come back and make them someday :)

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  5. I saw these linked over at Recipe Swap and had to check em out. And I'm loving your blog, so many tasty treats! I am your newest follower :)

    I also wanted to invite you over to my cookbook giveaway that is going on right now until July 16th. Stop on by to enter! Hope you are having a great week :)

    http://steaknpotatoeskindagurl.blogspot.com/2011/07/my-first-giveaway.html

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  6. Here from Momnivore's Dilemna. This reminds me of something a friend used to make for Christmas and I always wished I had the recipe. I don't think she used Rice Krispies but oh I bet they make such a difference! Can't wait to try this Thanks for sharing

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  7. Okay. It is NOT a good thing that I have all the ingredients to make those in my house right now. Those look amazing!

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  8. Hi Amanda,
    This looks like a wonderful treat, we would really enjoy it. Great recipe! Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and hope to see you next week. Have a great week end!
    Miz Helen

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  9. Thank You for sharing your recipe with me at Cast Party Wednesday. I would love to see more of your recipes tomorrow!
    Thanks,
    I hope to see you there!

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  10. Just wanted to thank you for linking up on Whisking Wednesdays and let you know I featured your recipe this week. Hope you'll come back and link up another recipe or two this week!

    http://pinchofthisthatandtheother.blogspot.com/2011/07/whisking-wednesdays-12.html

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  11. it says to add salt in the directions for the base but the base ingredients do not list salt. How much do you need?

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  12. oh look at that! opps! 1/4 tsp salt! thanks for letting me know!

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  13. I did it! I came back and made them... They turned out pretty well, but my chocolate was much crunchier than your picture. I put in 1 1/2 c rice crispies. Did I use too much?

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  14. no i used that much too. i think you can sort of use as much as you want. did you use smooth or crunchy peanut butter?

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Thanks for the feedback! I read each comment and really appreciate them all! Have a creative day!