Gooey Chocolate Peanut Bars

Gooey Chocolate Peanut Bars ~ Layers of pure delight ~ cookie crust with a gooey chocolate/peanut filling and topped with a rich chocolate icing #SweetTreats #PartySnacks #Desserts #PeanutBars

Oh my, these Gooey Chocolate Peanut Bars are amazing ! This is any peanut lover’s dream {not peanut butter.. peanuts!}although it tastes a lot like peanut butter bars.  And with the Chocolate filling it is outstanding.

Gooey Chocolate Peanut Bars ~ Layers of pure delight ~ cookie crust with a gooey chocolate/peanut filling and topped with a rich chocolate icing #SweetTreats #PartySnacks #Desserts #PeanutBars

To be honest, I have no idea exactly how these bars formed as you can see above. It starts with a simple buttery crust, a chocolate custard, peanut filled layer and topped off with a chocolate icing.

Most of the chopped Peanuts ended up above the chocolate custard layer, with a touch of chocolate cake just under the Icing.

I have made this recipe twice now and it is definitely a no-fail recipe and was a winner every time. You could cut the bars a bit smaller – mine is about 2 x 2 inches { 5 x 5cm }, but half the size would work perfectly if you intend to serve it as part of a sweet platter at a party.


24 Bars



1 cup Butter, softened
1/2 cup Brown Sugar
3 cups Flour

1/2 cup Smooth Apricot Jelly  {Jam}


4 Eggs
1 1/2 cups Brown Sugar
1/4 cup Cocoa Powder
2 t Vanilla
2 cups Peanuts, finely processed {approximately 1/2 the size of Sprinkling Nuts}


200g Dark Chocolate, good eating quality
3 TB Butter
1 TB Golden Syrup   {or Light Corn Syrup}


1.) Pre-heat the oven to 180 deg C (350 deg F) – spray a 20 x 30cm oven dish with cooking oil.
2.) CRUST : Beat together the Butter and Brown Sugar until creamy – add the Flour cup by cup, beating continuously – press the batter into the prepared oven dish – bake 15 minutes.
3.) Remove Crust from the oven and spread the Apricot Jelly {Jam} over the hot crust – set aside.
4.) TOPPING : Whisk together the Eggs and Brown Sugar until creamy – add the Cocoa and Vanilla. Whilst still beating add the Peanuts – pour the mixture over the Jelly {Jam} topped Crust – bake 30 minutes – remove from the oven and let cool completely in the oven dish.
5.) ICING : Melt together the Dark Chocolate and Butter until smooth – stir in the Syrup – mix well.
6.) Spread the Icing over the cooled cake – place in the refrigerator for 30 – 45 minutes or until the Icing has set – cut into bars, using a sharp knife.

Gooey Chocolate Peanut Bars ~ Layers of pure delight ~ cookie crust with a gooey chocolate/peanut filling and topped with a rich chocolate icing #SweetTreats #PartySnacks #Desserts #PeanutBars

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By Stephanie Lynn      

39 thoughts on “Gooey Chocolate Peanut Bars”

  1. Look at these!! Holy cow…I have the munchies right now and this would do perfectly! 😉

    Pinning it!
    Thanks for sharing 😉

  2. Oh these look absolutely fabulous! I have pinned this! Thank you so much for sharing this on Meandering Mondays and have a great week!

  3. Visiting from Project Parade link party. These look so good, I love the layers in there! I co-host Sweet and Savoury Sunday and would love for you to stop by and share this and other recipes with us. Have a great day! Laura@Baking in Pyjamas

  4. I can just imagine these as bite sized treats at a party. The plate would be emptied in no time at all!

    Thanks for linking up to Marvelous Monday at Smart Party Planning. This was one of our readers favourites and will be featured next week!

  5. Those perfect layers are so impressive, Linda. I bet I'd cut mine big–wouldn't be able to help myself 😉
    The apricot jelly is a surprising element in the ingredient list.
    Thanks for sharing!

  6. Thanks so much for linking up at Teach Me Tuesday last week. You are very much appreciated. Hope to see you again this week. Starts tonight at 8PM CST.

    Have a great week!!

  7. Yum! This looks like a good "Anytime I need chocolate" recipe. Thanks so much. I think I'll make these tomorrow. 🙂

  8. Your Gooey Chocolate Peanut Bars look like such a treat, Linda! Pinned 🙂 Thank you for sharing them with us at the Hearth and Soul hop.

  9. Hi Linda,
    I just love your Gooey Bars, yum! This is a fantastic recipe and thanks so much for sharing it with us. Hope to see you again real soon at Full Plate Thursday!
    Miz Helen

  10. Those sound yummy, especially with the apricot jelly in the crust! Thanks for sharing at On Display Thursday.
    -Leia @ Eat It & Say Yum

  11. Honestly Linda I bet I could gain 10 lbs just looking at your delicious desserts. Drooling over this one! yum.Thanks for sharing at Foodie Fridays. Hope to see you there again tomorrow!

  12. Wow, Linda these bars look so good! I love pb & chocolate! I am definitely going to be giving this recipe a try! 🙂
    Cathy @ three kids and a fish

  13. Congrats on being featured on The Wednesday Roundup Link Party this past week! Not only are you featured but also pinned to our features pinterest board {}… we'd love to have you stop by again this coming Wednesday! ~Angela @ LeMoine Family Kitchen

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