Peanut Butter Cup Bars

Peanut Butter Cup Bars created by _Pixie_

This recipe is a favorite of my family. It is very quick and easy with few ingredients. This is a thin but rich bar with 3 delicious layers.

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Mix together 1/2 cup butter, brown sugar, flour, and water. Spread into an ungreased 9x13 inch pan.
  • Bake for 10 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, with a mixer, beat together powdered sugar, milk, 1/2 cup butter, and 3 Tbsp peanut butter.
  • Spread over warm crust.
  • Melt together chocolate chips and 3/4 cup peanut butter. (I melt it in the microwave).
  • Pour over cooled 1st and 2nd layer.
  • Cool in refrigerator.
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"This recipe is a favorite of my family. It is very quick and easy with few ingredients. This is a thin but rich bar with 3 delicious layers."
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  1. sheepdoc
    These were not for me. The middle layer felt too much like a spoonful of butter and the middle layer didn't stick to the crust. The top layer was too soft and melty making the whole thing gooey. I didn't have any problems with the crust or getting them out of the pan though. One of my kids thought these were great - just like pb cups.
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  2. CarrolJ
    There were 7 of us tasting this dessert tonight. Five people loved it. One didn't like the crust. One thought it was okay, but not great. If possible I would have given it a rating of 4 1/2 but more people loved it here than those who didn't. Made for P.A.R.T.Y. 2011.
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  3. Kerry1983
    Peanut Butter Cup Bars Created by Kerry1983
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  4. Kerry1983
    Delicious!!! ...and an easy to follow recipe. However, I found that the middle layer didn't set, even after an hour in the fridge... and later on when I cut it up, the downwards force of the knife cause most of the middle to leak out. Next time I make it I'll tweek the quantitys a little and see if I can make it set. Absolutely beuatiful when you have a peanut butter craving though! Mmm.
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  5. mums the word
    Had some troubles with this recipe and had to run back to read the reviews. I agree with Christineyy, the crust wasn't cooked at all in 10 min so I gave it another 3 minutes until it looked like it was starting to set (I think 5 more minutes would not have hurt). The middle layer tasted just like butter to me so I added another tbsp or peanut butter and 1 tsp vanilla. I chilled the bottom crust for about an hour, then added the middle layer and chilled another hour, then put the chocolate topping on. When I cut it, the bars were hard to remove from the pan so I would suggest a light grease of the pan. The middle layer remains soft so I would keep refrigerated for sure. I added nuts to the top and they looked pretty much like the photo from *Pixie* . That said, the taste was good and the kids loved them. Thx Becca!
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