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Peanut Butter Glazed Chocolate Bars

Details

Time
5 hours
Skill Level
Expert
Yields
48 bars

Peanut butter filling and a smooth chocolate glaze abound in this recipe. These layered peanut butter and chocolate bars are the perfect combination of HERSHEY'S Cocoa and REESE'S Peanut Butter Chips.

Ingredients & Directions

Prep Time
30 minutes
Bake Time
14 minutes
COOK TIME
5 minutes
Cool Time
2 hours

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup
    butter or margarine(1-1/2 sticks)
  • 1/2 cup
    HERSHEY'S Cocoa
  • 1-1/2 cups
    sugar
  • 1-1/2 tsps
    vanilla extract
  • 3
    eggs
  • 1-1/4 cups
    all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 tsp
    baking powder

Directions

Equipment Needed 
oven Oven
jelly-roll pan jelly-roll pan
wire rack Wire Rack
saucepan Saucepan
microwave-safe bowl Microwarv-Safe Bowl
microwave Microwave
1

Heat oven to 350 F. Line 15-1/2x10-1/2x1-inch jelly-roll pan with foil; grease foil.

2

Melt butter in medium saucepan over low heat. Add cocoa; stir constantly until smooth. Remove from heat; stir in sugar and vanilla. Beat in eggs, one at a time, until well combined. Stir in flour and baking powder. Spread batter evenly in prepared pan.

3

Bake 14 to 16 minutes or until top springs back when touched lightly in center. Remove from oven; cool 2 minutes. Invert onto wire rack. Peel off foil; turn right side up on wire rack to cool completely.

4

Prepare Peanut Butter Filling and Glaze. Cut brownie in half; spread half of glaze evenly on one half. Top with second half; spread with remaining glaze. Cool until glaze is set. Prepare Chocolate Drizzle; drizzle over glaze. After chocolate is set, cut into bars.

Peanut Butter Filling and Glaze: Combine 1/3 cup sugar and 1/3 cup water in small saucepan; cook over medium heat to boiling. Remove from heat; immediately add 1-2/3 cups (10-oz. pkg.) REESE'S Peanut Butter Chips. Stir until melted. Cool slightly. About 1-1/3 cups glaze.

Chocolate Drizzle: Place 1/3 cup HERSHEY'S SPECIAL DARK Chocolate Chips or HERSHEY'S Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips and 1 teaspoon shortening (do not use butter, margarine, spread or oil) in small microwave-safe bowl. Microwave at medium(50%) 30 seconds to 1 minute or until chips are melted and mixture is smooth when stirred.

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