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Chocolate-Peanut Butter Bars

Yield: 36 bars
Prep 25 mins Bake 350°F 20 mins to 22 mins
Chocolate-Peanut Butter Bars
Ingredients
  • 3/4  cup  butter, softened
  • 1  cup  packed brown sugar
  • 1  egg
  • 2  teaspoons  vanilla
  • 1/2  teaspoon  salt
  • 2  cups  all-purpose flour
  • 1 12  ounce package  semisweet chocolate pieces
  • 3  tablespoons  butter
  • 1/4  cup  hot strong coffee
  • 1/4  cup  peanut butter
  • 1  cup  powdered sugar
Directions

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly grease a 15x10x1-inch baking pan or line the pan with foil or parchment; set aside. For cookie base, in large mixing bowl beat the 3/4 cup butter on medium to high for 30 seconds. Add brown sugar; beat until combined, occasionally scraping sides of bowl. Beat in egg, vanilla, and salt until combined. Beat in as much flour as you can with mixer. Stir in any remaining flour. Evenly spread dough in prepared pan.

2. Bake for 20 to 22 minutes until edges are golden brown. Cool completely on wire rack. Makes 36 bars.

3. For frosting, in small saucepan combine chocolate and 3 tablespoons butter. Stir over low heat until melted and smooth. Remove from heat. Transfer chocolate mixture to a medium bowl. Whisk in coffee and peanut butter until combined. Whisk in powdered sugar until smooth. Spread on cookie base. Let stand until frosting is set.

Nutrition Facts (Chocolate-Peanut Butter Bars)
  • cal. (kcal) 164,
  • Fat, total (g) 9,
  • chol. (mg) 19,
  • sat. fat (g) 5,
  • carb. (g) 18,
  • Monosaturated fat (g) 2,
  • Polyunsaturated fat (g) 0,
  • Trans fatty acid (g) 0,
  • fiber (g) 2,
  • sugar (g) 9,
  • pro. (g) 1,
  • vit. A (IU) 146,
  • vit. C (mg) 0,
  • Thiamin (mg) 0,
  • Riboflavin (mg) 0,
  • Niacin (mg) 1,
  • Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 0,
  • Folate (g) 16,
  • Cobalamin (Vit. B12) (g) 0,
  • sodium (mg) 78,
  • Potassium (mg) 32,
  • calcium (mg) 10,
  • iron (mg) 0,
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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