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Peanut Crunch Cake

 Peanut Crunch Cake
"Here's a recipe that dresses up a plain old box cake mix," says Sue Smith of Norwalk, Connecticut. "Peanut butter and chocolate chips add fun, yummy flavor to this yellow cake."
12-16 ServingsPrep: 10 min. Bake: 40 min.


  • 1 package yellow cake mix (regular size)
  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 1/2 to 3/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips, divided
  • 1/2 to 3/4 cup peanut butter chips, divided
  • 1/2 cup chopped peanuts


  • In a large bowl, beat the cake mix, peanut butter and brown sugar on
  • low speed until crumbly. Set aside 1/2 cup. Add the water, eggs and
  • oil to remaining crumb mixture; blend on low until moistened. Beat
  • on high for 2 minutes. Stir in 1/4 cup each chocolate and peanut
  • butter chips.
  • Pour into a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking pan. Combine the peanuts,
  • reserved crumb mixture and remaining chips; sprinkle over batter.
  • Bake at 350° for 40-45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near
  • the center comes out clean. Cool completely. Yield: 12-16 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 slice) equals 378 calories, 21 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 40 mg cholesterol, 343 mg sodium, 42 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 9 g protein.