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Gluten-Free Chocolate Peanut Butter Layer Bars

  • Prep 30 min
  • Total 2 hr 10 min
  • Servings 32

Enjoy these delicious, creamy peanut butter bars made with gluten free chocolate chip cookie mix from Betty Crocker! ...MORE+ LESS-

Ingredients

Cookie Base and Topping

1
box (19 oz) Betty Crocker™ Gluten Free chocolate chip cookie mix
1/3
cup butter, softened
1/3
cup peanut butter
1
egg

Filling

1 1/4
cups semisweet chocolate chips
1/4
cup butter
1
package (8 oz) cream cheese, softened
2/3
cup peanut butter
3/4
cup powdered sugar
1/2
cup whipping cream

Steps

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  • 1
    Heat oven to 350°F. Spray bottom only of 13x9-inch pan with cooking spray. In large bowl, stir cookie base and topping ingredients until soft dough forms. Make 6 cookies by dropping rounded teaspoonfuls of dough onto ungreased cookie sheet; flatten slightly.
  • 2
    Press remaining dough in pan. Bake cookies and base 10 to 12 minutes or until edges are light golden brown. Cool 10 minutes. Reserve cookies for topping.
  • 3
    In small microwavable bowl, microwave chocolate chips and 1/4 cup butter uncovered on High 1 minute to 1 minute 30 seconds, stirring every 30 seconds, until melted and stirred smooth. Spread evenly over bars. Refrigerate until firm, about 30 minutes.
  • 4
    In medium bowl, beat cream cheese, 2/3 cup peanut butter, the powdered sugar and whipping cream with electric mixer on low speed until blended. Beat on high speed about 2 minutes or until light and fluffy. Spread over chocolate layer.
  • 5
    Crush reserved cookies; sprinkle over cream cheese layer. Press in lightly. Refrigerate until set, at least 1 hour. For bars, cut into 8 rows by 4 rows. Store covered in refrigerator.

Expert Tips

  • Always read labels to make sure each recipe ingredient is gluten free. Products and ingredient sources can change.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Bar
Calories
240
Calories from Fat
130
% Daily Value
Total Fat
14g
22%
Saturated Fat
7g
34%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
25mg
9%
Sodium
130mg
5%
Potassium
95mg
3%
Total Carbohydrate
23g
8%
Dietary Fiber
1g
3%
Sugars
15g
Protein
3g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%
4%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
2%
2%
Iron
2%
2%
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 3 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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