Chocolate Peanut Fudge Bars (Midwest)

"I got this recipe from the inside of the cream cheese carton- Yum! I do recommend doubling the chocolate cookie crumbs as some reviewers have noted it doesn't cover the bottom of the pan very well with only 2 cups."
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Ready In:
4hrs 15mins




  • In a medium bowl combine the crust ingredients, mix well.
  • Press firmly into the bottom of a 9x13 pan.
  • Refrigerate crust for 20-30 minutes.
  • In another medium bowl, combine filling ingredients, and blend at low speed for 30 seconds, and then on medium high speed 2 minutes or until light and fluffy.
  • Spread over crust.
  • In a medium saucepan, melt chocolate chips over low heat, stirring constantly until smooth. (You can also microwave the chips at 30 second intervals, stirring between each interval until smooth).
  • Stir in peanut butter, blend well. (If using microwave method, you might want to microwave for 30 seconds to melt the peanut butter a bit after adding it to the chocolate).
  • Stir in peanuts.
  • Spread over filling.
  • Refrigerate at least 4 hours, store leftovers in the refrigerator as well.

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  1. Now if you like chocolate and peanut butter you will LOVE these!! They are so easy to make and look spectacular on a sweets plate. With the topping I left out 1/4 cup peanuts and sprinkled them over the top. This recipe is loaded with share it!! It makes for a lovely treat when you have guests over for coffee & cake.
  2. I love this! It combines my favorite things: peanuts, chocolate and cream cheese! I'm definitely making this for my next bake sale!
  3. I made this without the chopped peanuts. It was a hit. The only problem we had was the topping was hard and the second layer was so soft that whenever we cut into them, filling squished out. I would like it with a softer chocolate layer. I also used another 1/2 recipe of the bottom layer.
  4. This dessert is so easy to put together and the end result is extremely delicious! I got to say though, I found that the peanut butter flavour was all I could taste. I think the topping would have been fine without the additional pb in it because I had a piece of the bar without the chocolate topping included and the choc/pb combo was perfect! and I did not double the crust. I will definitely be making these bars again in the near future because they were so easy, rich, delicious, man I can't find words to describe them otherwise. Thanks so much for sharing your recipe.
  5. Best of 2008 tag: This is a decadent and rich treat!! I made these for a ladies night "in" and they were a hit!! Thank you so much for sharing this recipe!


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