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Peanut Lover's Brownies

 Peanut Lover's Brownies
Peanut butter lovers won't be able to eat just one of these delectable dessert squares. these chocolaty brownies are sandwiched between a graham cracker crust and peanut butter mouse. They're irresistible!
24 ServingsPrep: 30 min. + cooling Bake: 30 min. + chilling

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup salted peanuts, chopped
  • BROWNIE LAYER:
  • 3/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 4 ounces unsweetened chocolate, chopped
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • PEANUT CREAM TOPPING:
  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 carton (12 ounces) frozen whipped topping, thawed
  • 12 miniature peanut butter cups, coarsely chopped

Directions

  • Line a 13-in. x 9-in. baking pan with foil; grease the foil. In a
  • small bowl, combine the butter, flour, cracker crumbs and sugar;
  • press into prepared pan. Bake at 350° for 10-12 minutes or until
  • set. Cool on a wire rack. Sprinkle peanuts over crust.
  • In a microwave, melt butter and chocolate; stir until smooth. In a
  • large bowl, combine the eggs, sugar, vanilla and chocolate mixture.
  • Gradually add flour. Spread over crust. Bake for 30-40 minutes or

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Peanut Lover's Brownies (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean (do not
  • overbake). Cool on a wire rack.
  • For topping, warm peanut butter for 30 seconds in a microwave.
  • Gradually fold in whipped topping; spread over brownies. Refrigerate
  • for 1 hour. Sprinkle with chopped peanut butter cups. Using foil,
  • lift brownies out of pan; remove foil. Cut into bars. Store in the
  • refrigerator. Yield: 2 dozen.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 piece) equals 354 calories, 22 g fat (11 g saturated fat), 61 mg cholesterol, 192 mg sodium, 35 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 6 g protein.