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Gooey Chocolate Peanut Bars

Gooey Chocolate Peanut Bars are layers of pure delight ~ cookie crust with a gooey chocolate/peanut filling and topped with a rich chocolate icing

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 www.WithABlast.net

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 www.WithABlast.net

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.

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 www.WithABlast.net

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Gooey Chocolate Peanut Bars

Yield: 24 Servings

Gooey Chocolate Peanut Bars

Gooey Chocolate Peanut Bars

Gooey Chocolate Peanut Bars are layers of pure delight ~ cookie crust with a gooey chocolate/peanut filling and topped with a rich chocolate icing

Prep Time 10 minutes
Bake Time 45 minutes
Chill Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 25 minutes

Ingredients

CRUST:

  • 1 cup Butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup Brown Sugar
  • 3 cups Flour
  • 1/2 cup Smooth Apricot Jelly (Jam)

TOPPING:

  • 4 large Eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups Brown Sugar
  • 1/4 cup Cocoa Powder
  • 2 t Vanilla
  • 2 cups Peanuts, finely processed (approx 1/2 the size of Sprinkling Nuts)

ICING:

  • 200g Dark Chocolate, good eating quality ( 7 oz )
  • 3 TB Butter
  • 1 TB Golden Syrup (or Light Corn Syrup)

Instructions

1.) Pre-heat the oven to 180 deg C (350 deg F) – spray a 20 x 30cm ( 9 x 13 inch ) 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

Nutrition Information

Yield

24

Amount Per Serving Calories 316.6Total Fat 18.5gSaturated Fat 8.5gUnsaturated Fat 8.9gCholesterol 56.6mgSodium 22.9mgCarbohydrates 39.4gFiber 2.4gSugar 19.6gProtein 6.1g

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LINDA

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Debi @ Adorned From Above

Wednesday 22nd of October 2014

Wow Linda!!! These look amazing. Thanks so much for sharing with Adorned From Above's Link Party.Debi

Angela LeMoine

Monday 6th of October 2014

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 {http://www.pinterest.com/anglemoine/the-wednesday-roundup-features/}... we'd love to have you stop by again this coming Wednesday! ~Angela @ LeMoine Family Kitchen

Cathy McInnes

Friday 3rd of October 2014

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

Shari Eckstrom

Wednesday 1st of October 2014

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!Blessings,Shari

Unknown

Wednesday 1st of October 2014

These look SO good! Thanks for sharing the recipe. ~Heather @ My Overflowing Cup

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