Crunchy Chocolate Peanut Bars

Crunchy Chocolate Peanut Bars

  • Prep: 15 min
  • Cook Time: 30 min
  • Total: 45 min
  • Serving: 6 People

These easy-to-make bars are ideal for serving at potlucks or for sharing with friends and family during the Christmas season.


  • 3 tablespoons butter, divided
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon peanut butter
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla, divided
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 2/3 cup sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/2 cup chopped dry roasted peanuts, divided
  • 2 tablespoons chocolate chips


  1. Cream butter, brown sugar, peanut butter and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla.
  2. Mix in flour until mixture becomes coarse and crumbly.
  3. Press into a greased 8x8 baking dish.
  4. Bake at 350 degrees for 12-15 minutes.
  5. In a saucepan, cook milk and butter over low heat, stirring constantly.
  6. When mixture comes to a boil and thickens, remove from heat; stir in peanuts and remaining vanilla, then spread evenly over crust.
  7. Bake at 350 degrees for 15-17 minutes.
  8. Upon removing from oven, immediately sprinkle chocolate chips over top. Let chocolate stand for a few minutes to soften, then spread.
  9. Sprinkle remaining chopped peanuts over all.


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