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Chewy Peanut Butter Pan Squares Recipe

Chewy Peanut Butter Pan Squares Recipe

With seven of us in our family, including two teenage boys, these bars never last long! It's hard to believe how simple theses bars are to prepare.—Deb DeChant, Milan, Ohio
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 30 min. YIELD:24 servings


  • 1/2 cup butter, cubed
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  • 1. 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.
  • 2. Spread into a greased 13x9-in. baking pan. Bake at 350° for 28-32 minutes or until lightly browned and edges start to pull away from sides of pan. Cool on a wire rack. Yield: 2 dozen.
Editor's Note: Reduced-fat peanut butter is not recommended for this recipe.

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 139 calories, 7g fat (3g saturated fat), 28mg cholesterol, 69mg sodium, 18g carbohydrate (13g sugars, 0 fiber), 2g protein.

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Peggie0203 User ID: 2074993 237147
Reviewed 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."

Rosezee User ID: 8269859 221248
Reviewed 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?"

everettsophia User ID: 8127865 52656
Reviewed Nov. 26, 2014

"They were great... I will make them again :-)"

shecooksalot User ID: 5888460 47329
Reviewed 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!!!!!"

everydaymomsmeals User ID: 6318150 52635
Reviewed 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!"

way2buzy User ID: 5808978 47328
Reviewed 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."

cookbookmom User ID: 807408 47327
Reviewed Jun. 23, 2013

"quick, easy and delish. It's a classic bar recipe that really delivers."

wugs User ID: 7312633 28382
Reviewed Jun. 23, 2013

"doubled the rec used 1/2 brown sugar and added a bag of white chocolate chips"

cndnstars User ID: 3927663 28381
Reviewed Jan. 28, 2013

"I made this today for the 1st time and loved it. My company liked it so much she wanted the recipe. The only thing I did differently is , I did not melt the butter. It came out light and brownie like. I melted chocolate chips on top and spread them once softened. I'd make it again!"

delowenstein User ID: 3766053 51551
Reviewed Sep. 3, 2012

"I did make these bars & they were really good! They're a keeper in my book!"

redheather User ID: 6774427 23815
Reviewed Jul. 16, 2012

"My family loved these peanut butter bars"

peasshell8 User ID: 6654512 23453
Reviewed May. 22, 2012

"This recipe needs more peanut butter. I'd amp it up to 1 cup, and 1 cup of butter. Its a great recipe as far as quick and easy, but very mild and almost too much of a floury taste. I'm going to tweak this and try it again."

RendiB User ID: 6619601 81874
Reviewed May. 2, 2012

"Very easy to make and taste really good."

micheleclow User ID: 6777152 52608
Reviewed Feb. 3, 2012

"keverwann, I haven't tried this with bars, but with cookies, if you put in a piece of bread, the cookies don't get hard."

rob2diaz User ID: 1776968 51493
Reviewed Nov. 5, 2010

"These are so easy and I get several requests to make these for several functions."

ekladar User ID: 3617075 60980
Reviewed Oct. 19, 2010

"My family has enjoyed this recipe since it first came out, years ago. Sometimes I melt butterscotch chips w/semi sweet and spread on top and chill a bit~ OR~ cut in triangles and dip half in the same mixture or just chocolate alone. Though mainly we just enjoy this chewy treat as is."

talvis User ID: 3739762 23451
Reviewed Jul. 2, 2010

"I made this recipe for the first time yesterday and it was great! No more rolling up cookies in a ball & flattening them out. On a side note, I did add a 12 oz. bag of peanut butter chips to the batter last and it was a nice addition."

cerine User ID: 5089826 28380
Reviewed Apr. 23, 2010

"Came out OK, but not impressive , very mild flavor."

terbear40 User ID: 3203340 28378
Reviewed May. 28, 2009

"OK but how did they taste? I guess I have to try them myself."

keverwann User ID: 1807985 47316
Reviewed Mar. 21, 2008

"Turned hard as a rock after 2 to 3 days."

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