Chocolate-Peanut Bars

The secret to these chocolate-peanut bar cookies is the crushed vanilla wafers.

Yield: Makes about 4 dozen
Recipe from Southern Living

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Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter or margarine, softened
  • 1 cup crunchy peanut butter
  • 1 (16-ounce) box powdered sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups vanilla wafers, crushed (about 45 cookies)
  • 1 (12-ounce) package semisweet chocolate morsels
  • 1/2 cup whipping cream

Preparation

  1. Beat butter and peanut butter at medium speed with an electric mixer until blended. Add powdered sugar and vanilla wafer crumbs; beat until blended. Press mixture evenly into a lightly greased 13- x 9-inch baking pan lined with wax paper.
  2. Stir together chocolate morsels and whipping cream in a medium saucepan over low heat until melted and smooth. Spread evenly on top of peanut butter mixture. Chill 1 hour or until firm.
  3. Remove from refrigerator, and let stand at room temperature 10 minutes or until slightly softened. Cut into 48 bars.
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