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Chocolate & Peanut Butter Crispy Bars

To make a dairy-free dessert, I created chocolate peanutty bars. My kids and their friends gobble them up. I've written about it on my blog, joyfulscribblings.com. —Dawn Pasco, Overland Park, Kansas
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Bake: 25 min. + chilling
  • Makes
    2 dozen

Ingredients

  • 1 package fudge brownie mix (13x9-inch pan size)
  • 1-1/2 cups chunky peanut butter
  • 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 3 cups Rice Krispies

Directions

  • Line a 13x9-in. baking pan with parchment, letting ends extend up sides. Prepare and bake brownie mix according to package directions, using prepared pan. Cool in pan on a wire rack 30 minutes. Refrigerate until cold.
  • Spread chunky peanut butter over brownies. Place chocolate chips and creamy peanut butter in a large microwave-safe bowl. Microwave in 30-second intervals until melted; stir until smooth. Stir in Rice Krispies; spread over chunky peanut butter layer. Refrigerate, covered, at least 30 minutes or until set.
  • Lifting with parchment, remove brownies from pan. Cut into bars. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

Test Kitchen Tips
  • Substitute your favorite homemade brownie recipe for the packaged mix.
  • Pizza party! Spread brownie batter over a greased 14-in. pizza pan with edges, and bake at 375 degrees until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, 15-18 minutes. Proceed with the rest of the recipe for a delicious dessert pizza.
  • Nutrition Facts
    1 bar: 390 calories, 27g fat (6g saturated fat), 16mg cholesterol, 234mg sodium, 35g carbohydrate (21g sugars, 3g fiber), 9g protein.
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