Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars 2

on plate

These cookie bars taste just like a peanut butter cookie with rich chocolate in the middle.  I love the combination of chocolate and peanut butter.  And even better it is a cake mix recipe so it’s pretty easy.  Unfortunately, my son is allergic to peanut butter and on the ride to church he had to put the window down in the car because he hates the smell of peanut butter too. Poor kid!  I promised him next Sunday I will not make anything with peanut butter in it, lol.

mix butter

Combine cake mix, melted butter, peanut butter, and eggs in a large bowl using a mixer or spoon.

crust unbaked

The crust will be sticky (this picture only shows half.)

spread crust

Spread crust into greased 9×13 pan and bake for 10 minutes on 350 degrees.

melt chici

Meanwhile, melt condensed milk, chocolate chips, and butter.

melted chocolate

When completely melted, add vanilla extract.

spread chocolate

Spread melted chocolate mixture on the semi-baked crust.

crumbles on top

Crumble remaining cake mixture on top of chocolate layer and bake 25-30 minutes more.

all done

Cool completely before cutting into bars.

on plate


Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars (Source: Adapted from The Girl Who Ate Everything Blog)


1 (18.25) package plain yellow cake mix

1/2 cup butter, melted

1 cup creamy peanut butter

2 eggs

1 (12 oz) package semi-sweet chocolate chips

1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk

2 Tablespoons butter

2 teaspoons vanilla



Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Combine cake mix, melted butter, peanut butter, and eggs in a large bowl using a mixer or spoon. Press this into a 9X13 pan reserving 1 1/2 cup of the mixture to crumble on top.

Bake crust for 10 minutes.

In a small pot, melt chocolate chips, sweetened condensed milk, and butter. Remove from heat and stir in the vanilla.

Spread chocolate mixture over the mixture pressed in the pan and then crumble the 1 1/2 cups of reserved cake mixture on top evenly.

Bake for 25-30 minutes. Cool completely before cutting into bars.

Weight Watchers Points Plus Per 1/36 of a Serving: 5 pp

2 thoughts on “Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars

  1. Reply Shannon Sep 5,2013 9:57 AM

    They were great! I ate almost all of what you gave me by myself =)

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