Peanut Butter-Fudge Bars
Recipe from Betty Crocker

Honorable Mention - Contest Recipe 2009! Two favorite cookie doughs bake side by side in a delicious bar frosted with an indulgent topping.



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Servings: 36
Prep Time: 20 mins
Total Time: 1 hr 20 mins
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Ingredients
    Cookie Base
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      Betty Crocker® double chocolate chunk cookie mix (1 pound 1.5 ounces)
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      1/4  cup 
      vegetable oil
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      2   tablespoons 
      milk
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      egg
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      Betty Crocker® peanut butter cookie mix (1 pound 1.5 ounces)
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      3   tablespoons 
      vegetable oil
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      1   tablespoon 
      milk
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      egg
    Topping
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      1   cup 
      milk chocolate chips (6 ounces)
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      1   cup 
      powdered sugar
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      2   tablespoons 
      peanut butter
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      2 - 3   tablespoons 
      milk
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      1/2  cup 
      coarsely chopped honey-roasted peanuts

    Directions
    1.
    Heat oven to 350 degrees F. In large bowl, stir double chocolate chunk cookie mix, 1/4 cup oil, 2 tablespoons milk and 1 egg until soft dough forms. Drop dough by tablespoonfuls evenly over bottom of ungreased 13x9-inch pan.
    2.
    In same large bowl, stir peanut butter cookie mix, 3 tablespoons oil, 1 tablespoon milk and 1 egg until soft dough forms. Drop dough by tablespoonfuls over chocolate dough in pan. Swirl doughs together slightly, using metal spatula; spread and press evenly in pan.
    3.
    Bake 25 to 27 minutes or until edges are light golden brown. Remove from oven; sprinkle evenly with chocolate chips. Let stand 2 minutes.
    4.
    In small bowl, stir powdered sugar, peanut butter and enough of the 2 to 3 tablespoons milk until frosting is smooth and spreadable. Spoon frosting over chocolate chips; lightly swirl chocolate and frosting together. Sprinkle with peanuts; press lightly into topping. Cool completely, about 30 minutes. For bars, cut into 9 rows by 4 rows.
    Nutrition information
    Per Serving: cal. (kcal) 190, Fat, total (g) 8, chol. (mg) 5, sat. fat (g) 3, carb. (g) 27, sugar (g) 18, pro. (g) 3, sodium (mg) 150, iron (mg) 1, Starch () 1, Other Carb () 2, Fat () 2, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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