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Chewy Peanut Butter Pan Squares

Total Time

Prep: 10 min. Bake: 30 min.

Makes

2 dozen

With seven of us in our family, including two teenage boys, these peanut butter squares never last long! It's hard to believe how simple they are to prepare. —Deb DeChant, Milan, Ohio
Chewy Peanut Butter Pan Squares Recipe photo by Taste of Home
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Ingredients

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

Directions

  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° until lightly browned and edges start to pull away from sides of pan, 28-32 minutes. Cool on a wire rack.

Test Kitchen Tips
  • Whole wheat pastry flour is ¬made from soft wheat, which contains less gluten than hard wheat, the ingredient in regular whole wheat flour. Pastry flour produces lighter, more tender and flaky biscuits, pie crusts and baked goods. If you need a sub, try a 50-50 mix of cake or all-purpose and whole wheat flours.
  • Can't resist a taste before the party begins? Cut the bars and arrange them on a plate. Your guests will never guess there's a piece missing.
  • Check out 45 excuses to eat more peanut butter.
  • Nutrition 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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