Chocolate Peanut Squares
I received this recipe from a friend at our local fire hall’s annual quilting bee, where ladies bring in treats to serve at break time. It was a big hit with our family.
24 ServingsPrep: 15 min. + chilling
- 1 cup butter, divided
- 6 ounces semisweet chocolate, divided
- 1-1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
- 1/2 cup unsalted dry roasted peanuts, chopped
- 2 packages (8 ounces each) PHILADELPHIA® Cream Cheese, softened
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- In a small microwave-safe bowl, melt 3/4 cup butter and two ounces of
- chocolate; stir until smooth. Stir in cracker crumbs and peanuts.
- Press into a greased 13-in. x 9-in. pan. Cover and refrigerate for 30
- minutes or until set.
- In a small bowl, beat the cream cheese, sugar and vanilla until
- fluffy. Spread over chocolate layer.
- Melt the remaining butter and chocolate; stir until smooth. Carefully
- spread over cream cheese layer. Cover and refrigerate until set. Cut
- into squares. Yield: 2 dozen.