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Chewy Peanut Butter Pan Squares Recipe

Chewy Peanut Butter Pan Squares Recipe

With seven of us in our family, including two teenage boys, these bars never last long! It's hard to believe how simple theses bars are to prepare.—Deb DeChant, Milan, Ohio
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 30 min. YIELD:24 servings


  • 1/2 cup butter, cubed
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  • 1. In a microwave-safe bowl, melt butter and peanut butter; stir until smooth. Combine sugar and flour; gradually add to butter mixture and mix well. Beat in eggs and vanilla.
  • 2. Spread into a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking pan. Bake at 350° for 28-32 minutes or until lightly browned and edges start to pull away from sides of pan. Cool on a wire rack. Yield: 2 dozen.
Editor's Note: Reduced-fat peanut butter is not recommended for this recipe.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 139 calories, 7 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 28 mg cholesterol, 69 mg sodium, 18 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 2 g protein.

Reviews for Chewy Peanut Butter Pan Squares

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Reviewed Nov. 10, 2015

"Delicious! I used whole wheat flour, and reduced the sugar to 1 1/4 cups. They were still a bit sweet for my taste, and would probably be good with one cup. I also sprinkled about 1/2 cup chocolate chips over the top before baking."

Reviewed Feb. 23, 2015

"1 star because I like to bake. I found the recipe rather hard to prepare and had a gut feeling when I found this recipe they would not turn out right.

It calls for way too much sugar, I found it to be too sweet, The timing was not right ,
Mine burned and, way too sweet and seems like the recipe could use one more cup of flour and some baking powder or baking soda to help the mix rise. The picture above is a joke, mine were quite thin and I did use the right size pan too. I have used taste of home recipes before and 99.9% of them are nasty.
Followed the directions, like preheat oven and once baked, the mixture stuck to the pan that was already greased.
I do not like the Nutritional Facts as there is no Sugar info, Like, How many grams? I think I will avoid taste of home as their recipes are always on the nasty side and not very thorough, Does Taste of Home test these recipes to be sure the lousy ones can go in the trash?"

Reviewed Nov. 26, 2014

"They were great... I will make them again :-)"

Reviewed Apr. 30, 2014

"My family and I really liked these. They were easy to make with ingredients that I have on hand 99% of the time and they tasted great. I agree with others that the peanut butter taste is mild, but I actually don't like an overwhelming taste of PB, so for me, they were perfect!!!!!"

Reviewed Feb. 5, 2014

"So easy. Perfect for little ones to help with in the kitchen. And they turn out chewy and yummy. Perfect for a weeknight dessert when you have almost no time!"

Reviewed Dec. 2, 2013

"My family loved these. I love them because of their ease and quite affordable. Thanks! I even modified due to ingredients. I had 2/3 stick of butter so I added some vegetable oil to make up the difference, I added just a little more peanut butter and 1/2 tsp baking powder. They were perfect in my opinion."

Reviewed Jun. 23, 2013

"Quick, easy and delish. It's a classic bar recipe that really delivers."

Reviewed Jun. 23, 2013

"doubled the rec used 1/2 brown sugar and added a bag of white chocolate chips"

Reviewed Jan. 28, 2013

"I made this today for the 1st time and loved it. My company liked it so much she wanted the recipe. The only thing I did differently is , I did not melt the butter. It came out light and brownie like. I melted chocolate chips on top and spread them once softened. I'd make it again!"

Reviewed Sep. 3, 2012

"I did make these bars & they were really good! They're a keeper in my book!"

Reviewed Jul. 16, 2012

"My family loved these peanut butter bars"

Reviewed May. 22, 2012

"This recipe needs more peanut butter. I'd amp it up to 1 cup, and 1 cup of butter. Its a great recipe as far as quick and easy, but very mild and almost too much of a floury taste. I'm going to tweak this and try it again."

Reviewed May. 2, 2012

"Very easy to make and taste really good."

Reviewed Feb. 3, 2012

"keverwann, I haven't tried this with bars, but with cookies, if you put in a piece of bread, the cookies don't get hard."

Reviewed Nov. 5, 2010

"These are so easy and I get several requests to make these for several functions."

Reviewed Oct. 19, 2010

"My family has enjoyed this recipe since it first came out, years ago. Sometimes I melt butterscotch chips w/semi sweet and spread on top and chill a bit~ OR~ cut in triangles and dip half in the same mixture or just chocolate alone. Though mainly we just enjoy this chewy treat as is."

Reviewed Jul. 2, 2010

"I made this recipe for the first time yesterday and it was great! No more rolling up cookies in a ball & flattening them out. On a side note, I did add a 12 oz. bag of peanut butter chips to the batter last and it was a nice addition."

Reviewed Apr. 23, 2010

"Came out OK, but not impressive , very mild flavor."

Reviewed May. 28, 2009

"OK but how did they taste? I guess I have to try them myself."

Reviewed Mar. 21, 2008

"Turned hard as a rock after 2 to 3 days."

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