Chewy Peanut Butter Pan Squares
Total TimePrep: 10 min. Bake: 30 min.
- 1/2 cup butter, cubed
- 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
- 1-1/2 cups sugar
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 2 large eggs, room temperature, lightly beaten
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- In a microwave-safe bowl, melt butter and peanut butter; stir until smooth. Combine sugar and flour; gradually add to butter mixture and mix well. Beat in eggs and vanilla.
- Spread into a greased 13x9-in. baking pan. Bake at 350° until lightly browned and edges start to pull away from sides of pan, 28-32 minutes. Cool on a wire rack.
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Editor's NoteReduced-fat peanut butter is not recommended for this recipe.
Nutrition Facts1 bar: 139 calories, 7g fat (3g saturated fat), 28mg cholesterol, 69mg sodium, 18g carbohydrate (13g sugars, 0 fiber), 2g protein.
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Sep 2, 2019
I have always loved the Taste of Home magazines and cookbooks, but it seems that the website has fallen to the same low level of most internet recipe pages. If I could give this recipe negative stars, I would. I agree with the other posters who have stated that the ratios and chemistry are totally off. There is TOO MUCH FAT. Between the peanut butter and then the additional butter, this is a dense brick of garbage. The sugar does not mix well w/ the batter and ended up crystalizing and rising the the top. So awful. This recipe needs more flour, less sugar, and less (no) butter. Blech.
May 11, 2018
while the flavor was o.k., the consistency was awful. I see where they got their name. talk about chewy. they were so chewy and dense, they practically stuck to our teeth. made exactly as written. would not make again and definitely would not recommend.
Jan 24, 2018
Thanks for the recipe. How convenient! My version of these also has peanut butter icing.
Nov 10, 2015
Delicious! I used whole wheat flour, and reduced the sugar to 1 1/4 cups. They were still a bit sweet for my taste, and would probably be good with one cup. I also sprinkled about 1/2 cup chocolate chips over the top before baking.
Feb 23, 2015
1 star because I like to bake. I found the recipe rather hard to prepare and had a gut feeling when I found this recipe they would not turn out right.It calls for way too much sugar, I found it to be too sweet, The timing was not right ,Mine burned and, way too sweet and seems like the recipe could use one more cup of flour and some baking powder or baking soda to help the mix rise. The picture above is a joke, mine were quite thin and I did use the right size pan too. I have used taste of home recipes before and 99.9% of them are nasty.Followed the directions, like preheat oven and once baked, the mixture stuck to the pan that was already greased.I do not like the Nutritional Facts as there is no Sugar info, Like, How many grams? I think I will avoid taste of home as their recipes are always on the nasty side and not very thorough, Does Taste of Home test these recipes to be sure the lousy ones can go in the trash?
Nov 26, 2014
They were great... I will make them again :-)
Apr 30, 2014
My family and I really liked these. They were easy to make with ingredients that I have on hand 99% of the time and they tasted great. I agree with others that the peanut butter taste is mild, but I actually don't like an overwhelming taste of PB, so for me, they were perfect!!!!!
Feb 5, 2014
So easy. Perfect for little ones to help with in the kitchen. And they turn out chewy and yummy. Perfect for a weeknight dessert when you have almost no time!
Dec 2, 2013
My family loved these. I love them because of their ease and quite affordable. Thanks! I even modified due to ingredients. I had 2/3 stick of butter so I added some vegetable oil to make up the difference, I added just a little more peanut butter and 1/2 tsp baking powder. They were perfect in my opinion.
Jun 23, 2013
Quick, easy and delish. It's a classic bar recipe that really delivers.