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Peanut Butter Fudge Brownie Bars


4 hours 30 minutes
Skill Level
24 bars

Brownies are better when they're topped with a layer of smooth peanut butter fudge. This easy brownie bar recipe is extra gooey, full of sweet HERSHEY'S Chocolate Chips and chopped walnuts, and topped off with an easy peanut butter coating made from REESE'S Peanut Butter Chips.

Ingredients & Directions

Prep Time
16 minutes
Bake Time
25 minutes
Cool Time
2 hours 30 minutes
Chill Time
1 hour


  • 1 cup
    butter or margarine (2 sticks) , melted
  • 1 1/2 cups
  • 2
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 1 1/4 cups
    all-purpose flour
  • 2/3 cup
    HERSHEY'S Cocoa
  • 1/4 cup
  • 1 1/4 cups
    pecans or walnuts chopped , divided
  • 1/2 cup
    butter or margarine (1 stick)
  • 1 2/3 cups
    REESE'S Peanut Butter Chips (10-oz. pkg.)
  • 1 can
    sweetened condensed milk (not evaporated milk) (14-oz.)
  • 1/4 cup
    HERSHEY'S SPECIAL DARK Chocolate Chips or HERSHEY'S Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips


Equipment Needed 
Oven Oven
Baking Pan 13x9x2-Inch Baking Pan
Mixing Bowl Mixing Bowl
Mixer Mixer
Wire Rack Wire Rack
Saucepan Saucepan
Stovetop Stovetop
Microwave Microwave

Heat oven to 350°F. Grease 13x9x2 baking pan.


Combine melted butter, sugar, eggs and vanilla in large bowl; beat well. Add flour, cocoa and milk; beat until blended. Stir in 1 cup nuts. Pour into prepared pan.


Bake 25 to 30 minutes or just until edges begin to pull away from sides of pan. Cool completely in pan on wire rack.


Melt 1/2 cup butter and peanut butter chips in medium saucepan over low heat, stirring constantly. Add sweetened condensed milk, stirring until smooth; pour over baked layer.


Place chocolate chips in small microwave-safe bowl. Microwave at medium (50%) 45 seconds; stir. If necessary, microwave at medium an additional 15 seconds at a time, stirring after each heating, just until chips are melted when stirred. Drizzle bars with melted chocolate; sprinkle with remaining 1/4 cup nuts. Refrigerate 1 hour or until firm. Cut into bars. Cover; refrigerate leftover bars.

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