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Chocolate-Peanut Butter Cookie Bars

Prep time 15 mins
Other time 5 hrs, 25 mins
Yield Makes 32 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 package (2-layer size) chocolate cake mix
  • 1 package (3.9 oz.) JELL-O Chocolate Instant Pudding
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 6 squares BAKER'S Semi-Sweet Chocolate, chopped, divided
  • 1 cup PLANTERS Dry Roasted Peanuts, divided
  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter

How to Make It

  1. HEAT oven to 350ºF.

    LINE 13x9-inch pan with foil; spray with cooking spray. Beat first 4 ingredients with mixer until well blended. (Dough will be thick.) Press half onto bottom of prepared pan.

    BAKE 10 min. Sprinkle half each of the chopped chocolate and nuts over crust. Microwave peanut butter in small microwaveable bowl on HIGH 1 min., stirring after 30 sec.; spread over nuts. Roll remaining dough into 13x9-inch rectangle between 2 sheets of waxed paper. Peel back top layer of waxed paper; flip dough onto top of dessert. Remove remaining waxed paper. Sprinkle with remaining chocolate and nuts. Press gently into dough with spatula.

    BAKE 15 min. Cool 1 hour. Refrigerate 4 hours before cutting into bars.

    Nutritional Information
    Calories: 210
    Total fat: 13 g
    Saturated fat: 5 g
    Cholesterol: 10 mg
    Sodium: 280 mg
    Carbohydrate: 21 g
    Dietary fiber: 2 g
    Sugars: 13 g
    Protein: 5 g
    Vitamin A: 0% DV
    Vitamin C: 0% DV
    Calcium: 4% DV
    Iron: 8% DV