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Peanut Chocolate Squares

 Peanut Chocolate 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) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon McCormick® Pure 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.