Yield: 48 bars

Peanut Butter Bars

Peanut Butter Bars

Perfect Peanut Butter Bars: Made with Reese's and peanut butter fudge on a peanut butter cookie crust!

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 22 minutes
Total Time 37 minutes

Ingredients

For the Cookie Layer:

  • 1/2 cup butter flavored Crisco
  • 3/4 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 2 Tbsp milk
  • 1 1/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 3/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 3/4 tsp baking soda

For the Middle Layer:

  • 1 can (14oz) sweetened condensed milk
  • 2 Tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1 bag (10oz) peanut butter morsels

For the Topping:

  • 1 bag (14oz) Reese's pieces
  • 1 bag (8oz) Reese's MINI peanut butter cups

Instructions

  1. For the cookie, beat Crisco with peanut butter, milk and brown sugar until creamy. Beat in egg. Add flour, salt and baking soda, mix until thoroughly combined.
  2. Press cookie dough into a lightly greased 15x10 baking sheet. Bake in a 375 degree oven for 18-22 minutes, until browned. Remove.
  3. While baking, heat condensed milk with butter over low heat until warmed. Remove from heat, whisk in peanut butter morsels and stir until melted. Pour over warm cookie layer.
  4. Immediately press candies into top layer. Allow to set, about one hour. Slice and serve!!
  5. **I store cut cookie bars in a ziploc freezer bag for my kid's lunches. The color of the candies may change slightly, but they taste delicious!

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

48

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 86Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 11mgSodium: 85mgCarbohydrates: 10gFiber: 0gSugar: 5gProtein: 2g
*Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietitian for special diet advice.