Chewy Peanut Butter Bars

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This recipe combines three of my favorite foods—peanut butter, coconut and chocolate—into one mouthwatering dessert. It’s very rich and filling, so a small piece usually satisfies even a real sweet tooth.—Mrs. Sanford Wickham, Holbrook, Nebraska

Prep: 15 min. Bake: 30 min.

36 servings

Prep: 15 min. Bake: 30 min.

36 servings

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • FILLING:
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup corn syrup
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup crunchy peanut butter
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup flaked coconut
  • 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips

1 each: 98 calories, 5g fat (3g saturated fat), 19mg cholesterol, 63mg sodium, 13g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.

  1. In a bowl, combine flour and sugar; cut in the butter until mixture is crumbly. Press into a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking pan. Bake at 350° for 14-16 minutes or until lightly browned.
  2. In a large bowl, beat the eggs, corn syrup, sugar, peanut butter and salt until smooth. Fold in coconut and chocolate chips. Pour over crust. Return to the oven for 15-20 minutes or until golden. Cool on a wire rack. Cut into bars. Yield: 3 dozen.

Originally published as Chewy Peanut Butter Bars in Country April/May 1994, p51

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