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The Best Bars

Better Homes and Gardens recently listed 26 of the best Bar Recipes on their site. I am a fan of bars because I often don't have luck with cookies. I can never quite get the texture I am looking for when I bake them. But bars seldom let me down.

And how can you go wrong with brownies and peanut butter:

Peanutty Buckeye Bars
recipe from

What you need:

1 19.5-ounce package brownie mix
2 eggs
1/3 cup cooking oil
1 cup chopped peanuts
1 14-ounce can sweetened condensed milk
1/2 cup peanut butter

What you do:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Lightly grease a 13x9x2-inch baking pan; set aside.

In a large bowl, combine brownie mix, eggs, and oil. Beat with an electric mixer on medium speed until combined. Stir in peanuts. Remove half of the brownie mixture and set aside. Spread the remaining brownie mixture evenly into prepared pan.

In a medium bowl, whisk together sweetened condensed milk and peanut butter until smooth. Spread evenly over brownie mixture in pan. Separate the remaining brownie mixture into pieces, flatten them with your fingers, and place them on top of the brownie mixture in pan.

Bake in the preheated oven for 25 to 30 minutes or until top is set and edges are lightly browned. Cool completely in pan on a wire rack. Cut into bars.

Makes 32 bars.

To Store, layer cookies between waxed paper in an airtight container; cover. Store at room temperature for up to 3 days or freeze for up to 3 months.


Erin said...

Yum, these look delicious!

Janiece said...

I think I am going to go mix a batch of them right now...

Janell said...

These are so tempting. I want to make some but I shouldnt. I just made cookies. I eat way to many sweets as it is, but they look so good!

Renee said...

Oh my holy heck.... I haven't blogged in a while and this is SUCH a welcome sight!!! I am making this tomorrow.

Amie said...

ohhhhhhhhhh my gosh, those look frickin' delicious. Not allowed to post stuff like that the week I get serious about dying--err I mean dieting.

Robyn said...

I'm 9 months pregnant, it's 3AM, I can't sleep, so these little babies just went into the oven! Thanks for the inspiration!

Janell said...

Those sound so good! I think I'm going to have to make them tonight :)

~Kimberly said...

I just made these last night.. YUM! Thanks for sharing!