Peanut Butter Fudge Bars Recipe
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Peanut Butter Fudge Bars Recipe

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Peggy Murray of Enfield, Maine relies on a cake mix and other pantry staples to make these rich crumb-topped treats.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 20 min.
MAKES:30 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 20 min.
MAKES: 30 servings


  • 1 package yellow cake mix (regular size)
  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 1 egg
  • 1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 cup (6 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
  • 2 tablespoons butter

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 233 calories, 13g fat (4g saturated fat), 14mg cholesterol, 175mg sodium, 26g carbohydrate (19g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein.


  1. In a large bowl, combine the cake mix, peanut butter, oil, and egg until well blended.
  2. Press two-thirds of the mixture into a greased 13x9-in. baking pan. Bake at 350° for 10 minutes. Cool on a wire rack for 5 minutes.
  3. In a heavy saucepan, heat the milk, chocolate chips and butter over low heat; stir until smooth. Pour over crust. Sprinkle with remaining crumb mixture.
  4. Bake for 20-25 minutes longer or until golden brown. Cool on a wire rack. Cut into bars. Yield: 2-1/2 dozen.
Editor's Note: Reduced-fat peanut butter is not recommended for this recipe.
Originally published as Peanut Butter Fudge Bars in Quick Cooking May/June 2003, p58

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Danerlea User ID: 875081 205501
Reviewed May. 29, 2013

"easy to make and very tasty. Make sure you have lots of milk to go with them!"

4Huskers User ID: 5191012 205500
Reviewed Oct. 13, 2012

"Oh my gosh, these were wonderful and so easy to make! They sure went fast! Great recipe . . . thanks!"

skuehn User ID: 3271752 50841
Reviewed Sep. 13, 2012

"These were great!!! Melt in your mouth little gems. I did use a whole package of milk chocolate chips, not 1 cup of the semisweet. That's the only thing I would change. Thanks for sharing!!"

JAPluemer User ID: 1402893 205499
Reviewed Aug. 23, 2011

"I make these all the time. They are always a hit at any picnic or family gathering"

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