Peanut Butter Bars Recipes

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October 3, 2015

finished barsThis recipe is supposed to taste like Butterfinger candy bars. It's very close but a little softer than the candy. They are delicious. Everyone loved them. There are only 4 ingredients to this candy. Super quick and easy!


Total Time: 20 minutes or so.

Yield: I cut mine into 16 pieces. Some broke, so there were 20 or so.



  • 1 jar creamy peanut butter (16 oz)
  • 1 pkg candy corn (16 oz, about 2 1/4 cups)
  • 2 cups chocolate chips
  • 1 Tbsp shortening
peanut bars

I used Trader Joe's salted, creamy peanut butter. But, I'm sure you could use any kind.


  1. Line a 9 x 9 inch dish with wax paper.
  2. wax paper on pan
  3. Add candy corn to a microwave safe bowl. Heat on high in the microwave for 1 minute. Mix.
  4. carmel corn in bowl

  5. Add to microwave for 15 seconds. Stir. Heat another 15 seconds, then stir.
  6. melting carmel corn
  7. Do this until the mixture is completely melted. (It took me about 5 times to get it all melted)
  8. melting carmel corn
    melting carmel corn
    melting carmel corn
  9. Add your peanut butter. The original recipe says to stir it in. I was having a hard time stirring the mixture. So, I brought out my trusty hand mixer and mixed it that way.
  10. melted caramel corn with peanut butter
  11. Pour mixture into your pan and spread it into an even layer. Let cool completely at room temperature or in the fridge. It took a couple of hours.
  12. flattened bars

  13. Take the candy out of the pan by lifting up the wax paper. Cut into squares. It's pretty flaky and breaks easily.
  14. cut bars
  15. Melt your chocolate chips and shortening in the microwave (in 20 second intervals, stirring each time) or over a double boiler.
  16. white chips
  17. Once melted, dip your candy in the chocolate and coat. Set on wax paper to harden.
  18. melting white chips
    dipped bars on plate
  19. If you keep these in the refrigerator or freezer, they are flakier and more like a Butterfinger. Enjoy!
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September 24, 2012

A great salty and sweet treat.

Peanut Butter
Bars with Chocolate and Bacon

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February 6, 2017

I don't know what this recipe is actually called, but I think this would be perfect for you to share the sweetness of your love this Valentine's Day.

Choco Peanut-Butter Bars on plate

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September 27, 2006

In a mixing bowl combine the butter, peanut butter, brown sugar, corn syrup and vanilla; gradually stir in the oats. . .

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January 29, 2009

Stir first 4 ingredients together, add the prepackaged cookie mix. Grease/spray a 9x13 inch pan. Put batter into pan, spreading evenly.


TIP: if hard to do, dip/heat table spoon in hot water, smooth with back side of spoon.

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March 9, 2009

Mix together and boil hard for 1 minute the first 3 ingredients. Add the peanut butter and vanilla and beat well.

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October 16, 2008

In a small bowl, cream the butter and brown sugar. Add flour and salt; mix well. Press into an ungreased 15x 10x 1 inch baking pan.


Bake at 350 degrees F for 12 -14 minutes or until lightly browned. Sprinkle with peanuts.

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September 4, 2007

In a large mixing bowl, cream the butter, peanut butter, sugars and water. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Combine the flour, oats, baking soda and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture. Spread into a greased 15x10 inch baking pan.

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February 14, 2007

Grease 9x13 inch pan. Beat 1 1/4 cups peanut butter and butter in large mixer bowl until creamy. Gradually beat in 1 cup powdered sugar. With hands or wooden spoon, work in remaining powdered sugar, graham cracker crumbs and 1/2 cup chocolate chips.

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September 25, 2004

If you like peanut butter you will love these crunchy bars.

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