Triple-Layer Peanut Bars Recipe
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Triple-Layer Peanut Bars Recipe

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These chocolaty bars Orlena Berry shares from Mustang, Oklahoma make a scrumptious noon-time treat or afternoon pick-me-up.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 15 min. + cooling
MAKES:6 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 15 min. + cooling
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 2 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon peanut butter
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2/3 cup sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1/4 cup salted dry roasted peanuts, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons milk chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup salted dry roasted peanuts, chopped

Nutritional Facts

1 bar equals 326 calories, 17 g fat (7 g saturated fat), 27 mg cholesterol, 216 mg sodium, 38 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 8 g protein.


  1. In a small bowl, cream the butter, brown sugar, peanut butter and vanilla until light and fluffy. Gradually add flour until well combined (mixture will be crumbly).
  2. Press onto the bottom and 1/2 in. up the sides of an 8-in. x 4-in. loaf pan coated with cooking spray. Bake at 350° for 12-15 minutes or until set and lightly browned. Cool.
  3. For filling, in a small saucepan, cook and stir the milk and butter over low heat until mixture comes to a boil and thickens. Remove from the heat; stir in peanuts and vanilla. Spread evenly over crust.
  4. Bake at 350° for 15-17 minutes or until set. Immediately sprinkle with chocolate chips; let stand for a few minutes to soften, then spread over filling. Sprinkle with peanuts. Cool completely on a wire rack. Cut into bars. Yield: 6 bars.
Originally published as Triple-Layer Peanut Bars in Cooking for 2 Winter 2006, p61

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