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Triple-Layer Peanut Bars

 Triple-Layer Peanut Bars
These chocolaty bars Orlena Berry shares from Mustang, Oklahoma make a scrumptious noon-time treat or afternoon pick-me-up.
6 ServingsPrep: 30 min. Bake: 15 min. + cooling

Ingredients

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

Directions

  • 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).
  • 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.
  • 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

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Triple-Layer Peanut Bars (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • crust.
  • 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.
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.