There is over 2 cups of peanut butter in these bars. So if you are a peanut butter lover, I really encourage you to make these bars. Instead of the typical revel bars with oatmeal, these have peanut butter. The middle is the same fudgy chocolate, so if you like revel bars, give this a try for a slightly different twist.
These are very rich and would be great to take to work or a potluck.
Peanut Butter Chocolate Revel Bars, altered slightly from Better Homes and Gardens
- Nonstick cooking spray
- 1 cup butter, softened to room temp
- 1 1/2 cups packed brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2 eggs
- 2 cups creamy peanut butter
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- 3 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 cups semisweet chocolate pieces
- 1 14 ounce can sweetened condensed milk
- 2 tablespoons creamy peanut butter or butter
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a 13x9x2-inch pan with heavy foil or parchment paper, extending the foil over edges of pan. Coat foil with cooking spray; set pan aside.
2. In a bowl on your stand mixer, beat the butter on medium to high speed for 1 minute. Add brown sugar, baking soda, and salt. Beat for another minute or two, scraping sides of bowl occasionally. Beat in eggs, the 2 cups peanut butter, and the 2 teaspoons vanilla until combined. Beat in as much of the flour, 1 cup at a time. The dough will be very thick. If you are using a hand mixer, you may have to use a spoon to incorporate all the flour. Set dough aside.
3. For filling, in a medium saucepan combine chocolate pieces, sweetened condensed milk, and the 2 tablespoons peanut butter. Cook over low heat until chocolate is melted, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat. Stir in the 2 teaspoons vanilla.
4. Remove about 2 cups of the dough; set aside. Press the remaining dough evenly onto the bottom of the prepared baking pan. Spread filling evenly over dough in pan. Drop spoonfuls of the remaining dough over filling. Please note for some reason I forgot to use all of my (mini) chocolate chips – I must have been interrupted – I had a handful left and sprinkled them on the top when they came out of the oven and it was actually a nice touch!
5. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes or until top is light brown. Let bars cool completely in the pan. Using the edges of the foil, lift uncut bars out of pan. Cut into bars. EAT!
Sorry for the flash above, it was cloudy in my kitchen? Just kidding, there just isn’t much for windows in the kitchen.
Before and after.
OK people. See how thick these are? The middle layer is like fudge and then more peanut butter on top. These are super decadent and so tasty. Peanut butter lovers unite!
When the bars are cut, they look pretty cool. I begged my husband to get these out of the house so I didn’t eat them all. So tasty!
I had some spare mini chocolate chips so I sprinkled them on top after they came out of the oven. You could do that or not, or add some salted peanuts to the top for even more peanut flavor.
I’ll give you one guess as to who got to lick out the empty peanut butter jar! Winston is also a peanut butter lover and can sniff it out from outside while I am in the kitchen. Seriously!