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Gluten-Free Chocolate Peanut Butter Layer Bars

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Gluten-Free Chocolate Peanut Butter Layer Bars
  • Prep 30 min
  • Total 2 hr 10 min
  • Servings 32
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Enjoy these delicious, creamy peanut butter bars made with gluten free chocolate chip cookie mix from Betty Crocker!
May 4, 2018

Ingredients

  • 1 box Betty Crocker™ gluten free chocolate chip cookie mix
  • 1/3 cup butter, softened
  • 1/3 cup peanut butter
  • 1 egg

  • 1 1/4 cups semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1 package (250 g) cream cheese, softened
  • 2/3 cup peanut butter
  • 3/4 cup icing sugar
  • 1/2 cup whipping cream

Steps

  • 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 baking 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 icing 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

  • Tip 1
    Cooking Gluten Free? Always read labels to make sure each recipe ingredient is gluten free. Products and ingredient sources can change.
  • Tip 2
    Purchasing Prepare with either creamy or crunchy peanut butter depending on which one you prefer.

Nutrition Information

240 Calories, 14g Total Fat, 3g Protein, 23g Total Carbs, 15g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 32
Calories
240
Total Fat
14g
Saturated Fat
7g
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
25mg
Sodium
130mg
Total Carbs
23g
Dietary Fiber
1g
Sugars
15g
Protein
3g
% Daily Value*:
Exchanges:
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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