Layered Chocolate and Peanut Butter Bars

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Nov. 10, 2011

Ingredients

Graham crackers/Vanilla wafers 1 3/4 Cup (28 tbs) , finely crushed
Butter 1/2 Cup (8 tbs) , melted
Unsweetened cocoa powder 1/4 Cup (4 tbs)
Semisweet chocolate pieces 1 1/3 Cup (21.33 tbs)
Butter 2/3 Cup (10.67 tbs)
Peanut butter 2 1/2 Cup (40 tbs)
Butter 3/4 Cup (12 tbs) , softened
Vanilla 1 Tablespoon
Powdered sugar 3 Cup (48 tbs) , sifted

Directions

GETTING READY

1. Preheat oven to 300°F.

MAKING

2. In a medium mixing bowl, stir together graham crackers, 1/2 cup melted butter and cocoa powder for making the crust.

3. Press onto bottom of ungreased 13x9x2-inch baking pan.

4. Bake for 10 minutes. Cool completely on wire rack.

5. In medium saucepan, cook and stir chocolate and 2/3 cup butter over low heat until melted.

6. Carefully spread half of the chocolate mixture evenly over crust.

7. Chill about 30 minutes or until chocolate is set; cover remaining chocolate mixture and set aside at room temperature.

8. In large mixing bowl, beat together peanut butter, 3/4 cup softened butter, and vanilla with electric mixer on medium speed until smooth.

9. Gradually beat in as much of the powdered sugar as you can with mixer on low speed.

10. Using a wooden spoon, stir in any remaining powdered sugar.

11. Spread evenly onto chocolate layer in pan.

12. Spread remaining chocolate mixture evenly over peanut butter layer.

13. Cover; chill in refrigerator about 2 hours.

SERVING

14. Cut into bars, dipping knife into hot water and drying before each cut.

15. Store, covered, in refrigerator.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy
Cook Time: 30 Minutes
Ready In: 30 Minutes
Servings: 4

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 2755Calories from Fat 1682

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 196 g301.5%

Saturated Fat 85 g425%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol

Sodium 1156 mg48.17%

Total Carbohydrates 233 g77.7%

Dietary Fiber 13 g52%

Sugars 158 g

Protein 42 g84%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet