Chocolate Peanut Butter Dream Bars (Cookie Mix)

Total Time
25mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 15 mins

Source: Betty Crocker "Love chocolate sundaes with peanuts? Here's a "sundae" that can be waiting in your fridge." The cook time doesn't include cooling or refrigeration time.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • Cookie Base

  • 1 (17 1/2 ounce) package Betty Crocker double chocolate chunk cookie mix
  • 14 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 tablespoons cold strong brewed coffee or 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 egg
  • Filling

  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • 14 cup sugar
  • 1 (8 ounce) container frozen whipped topping, thawed
  • 1 (9 ounce) bag miniature peanut butter cups, chopped
  • Topping

  • 14 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 14 cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 3 ounces bittersweet baking chocolate, melted
  • 1 cup dry-roasted unsalted peanuts

Directions

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

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