Chewy Chocolate-Peanut Butter Bars

If, like us, the idea of a microwavable dessert doesn't exactly excite you, get ready to change your tune. Our Chewy Chocolate-Peanut Bars are a no-bake chocolate peanut butter bar recipe that will make the most of your microwave. A blondie at heart, this sweat peanut butter and chocolate treat only needs a microwave-safe bowl, a few stirs, and a push of a button to get going. Once you've created the peanut butter base, you'll remove the warm squares from the microwave and immediately top with a delicious chopped chocolate. To really take the peanut butter and chocolate bar combination over the top, you'll finish off this microwave dessert by spreading an extra layer of melted chocolate and a sprinkle of peanuts. Let cool, and your dinner crowd will never believe this chocolate peanut butter bar combination came homemade from the microwave.

Hands On Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
50 mins
Yield:
16 squares

Ingredients

  • 6 tablespoons butter

  • 1 cup firmly packed light brown sugar

  • 1/4 cup creamy peanut butter

  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour

  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder

  • 1/2 teaspoon table salt

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 3/4 cup chopped salted peanuts, divided

  • Vegetable cooking spray

  • 1 (4-oz.) semisweet chocolate baking bar, chopped

Directions

  1. Microwave butter in a large microwave-safe bowl at MEDIUM HIGH (70%) for 45 to 60 seconds or until melted. Stir together brown sugar and peanut butter. Add eggs, next 4 ingredients, and 1/2 cup peanuts. Spoon batter into a lightly greased (with cooking spray) 8-inch square microwave-safe baking dish. Microwave at MEDIUM-HIGH (70%) for 4 minutes. Microwave at HIGH (100%) for 3 to 6 minutes or until top is almost dry. Remove from microwave, and immediately top with chopped chocolate. Let stand 5 minutes; spread melted chocolate evenly over top, and sprinkle with remaining peanuts. Cool 15 minutes. Cut into squares.

    Chewy Chocolate-Peanut Butter Bars
    Hector Manuel Sanchez
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