Layered Peanut Butter Chocolate Bars

    45 minutes

    This recipe makes beautiful two-layer bars with a rich peanut taste. Try white chocolate chips as a variant.

    11 people made this

    Serves: 36 

    • 85g copha
    • 1 1/2 cups (250g) packed brown sugar
    • 1/2 cup (125g) creamy peanut butter
    • 2 eggs
    • 1 1/2 cups (185g) plain flour
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 1/4 cup (65ml) milk
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
    • 65g copha
    • 2/3 cup (185g) creamy peanut butter
    • 4 cups (600g) icing sugar
    • 1/2 cup (125ml) milk
    • 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips

    Preparation:25min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Ready in:45min 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees C. Grease a 20x30cm baking pan.
    2. To make base, cream 85g copha and 1/2 cup peanut butter in large bowl at medium speed in an electric mixer. Blend in brown sugar. Beat in eggs one at a time until creamy.
    3. Combine flour, baking powder and salt in a small bowl. Set aside. Combine 1/4 cup milk and 1 teaspoon vanilla in measuring cup. Add dry ingredients and milk alternately to creamed mixture. Mix at low speed. Scrape the sides of the bowl frequently and beat until blended.
    4. Spread batter into prepared pan and bake for 18 to 20 minutes. Let cool.
    5. For icing: cream 65g copha and 2/3 cup peanut butter in large bowl at medium speed of electric mixer. Add 4 cups of icing sugar and 1/2 cup milk. Beat until fluffy. Spread on cooled base. For drizzle melt chocolate pieces on very low heat in small saucepan. Drizzle chocolate from end of spoon back and forth over icing. Cut into 5cm squares. Refrigerate 15 to 20 minutes until chocolate is firm.

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    Wonderful! My chocolate-and-peanut-butter-loving son gives these the thumbs up! Peanut butter is decidedly the predominant taste, with just a touch of chocolate. If you prefer more chocolate taste, then either frost with chocolate frosting or add 3-4 Tb cocoa to the existing frosting recipe here, and adjust thickness with a few drops of milk to get it spreadable.  -  05 Aug 2000  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    For some reason, maybe because of the pix, I thought these were going to be bars but it'e more like a really thin sheet pie/cake. Gooey, messy & super rich. Some loved it, some liked it. Someone commented that these would be good using chunky pb for the base.  -  16 Oct 2009  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    Did not like these very much, not enough chocolate for my taste, it tasted like I was eating a jar of mushy peanut butter.  -  06 Jun 2010  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)