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Peanut Butter Polka Dot Bars


3 hours 30 minutes
Skill Level
24 bars

What do you get when you combine an easy peanut butter dessert recipe with REESE’S PIECES Candy? These peanut butter polka dot bars, made with REESE’S Creamy Peanut Butter, HERSHEY’S Cocoa chocolate filling and REESE’S MINI PIECES Candies are sure to delight.

Ingredients & Directions

Prep Time
26 minutes
Bake Time
25 minutes
Cool Time
2 hours 30 minutes


  • 3/4 cup
    butter or margarine (1-1/2 sticks) , softened
  • 3/4 cup
    REESE’S Creamy Peanut Butter
  • 2 cups
    packed light brown sugar
  • 2
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 2-1/2 cups
    quick-cooking rolled oats
  • 2-1/2 cups
    all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1-1/3 cups
    REESE'S MINI PIECES Candy (10-oz. pkg.)
  • Chocolate Filling
  • 1/2 cup
    butter or margarine (1 stick)
  • 2/3 cup
    HERSHEY'S Cocoa
  • 1/3 cup
  • 1 can
    sweetened condensed milk (14 oz.) (not evaporated milk)
  • 1-1/2 tsps
    vanilla extract

Step-By-Step Directions

Equipment Needed 
oven & stovetop oven & stovetop
mixing bowl mixing bowl
mixer mixer
measuring cups measuring cups
13x9x2-inch baking pan 13x9x2-inch baking pan
wire rack wire rack
saucepan saucepan
rubber scraper rubber scraper

Heat oven to 350°F. Beat butter, peanut butter and brown sugar until well blended. Add eggs and vanilla; beat thoroughly.


Stir together oats, flour, baking soda and salt; gradually add to butter mixture. (Dough will be thick.) Remove 2 cups dough; set aside. Press remaining dough onto bottom of 13x9x2-inch baking pan.


Prepare Chocolate Filling. Spread filling evenly over dough. Sprinkle candy pieces evenly over filling. Crumble reserved dough evenly over filling.


Bake 25 minutes or until top is golden brown. (Chocolate will be soft.) Cool completely in pan on wire rack; cut into bars.

Chocolate Filling:

Melt 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter or margarine in saucepan over low heat. Stir in 2/3 cup HERSHEY'S Cocoa and 1/3 cup sugar. Add 1 can (14 oz.) sweetened condensed milk (not evaporated milk); cook, stirring constantly, until smooth and thick. Remove from heat; stir in 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract.

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