Peanut Butter Bars

By re1ndeer

Ingredients
  • Crust:

  • 1 pkg. yellow cake mix

  • 1 cup peanut butter

  • 1/2 cup milk

  • Topping:

  • 1 (6oz.) pkg. (1 cup) semi-sweet chocolate chips

  • 1 cup peanut butter chips

  • 1/2 cup chopped peanuts

Directions
  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees.

  2. Grease a 15x10x1-inch baking pan.

  3. In a medium bowl, combine crust ingredients; stir by hand until blended. Press in bottom of prepared pan.

  4. Bake at 350 degrees for 15 - 20 minutes or until set.

  5. Sprinkle with both cups of chips; let stand 5 minutes. Using a metal spatula, swirl softened chips over bars; sprinkle with peanuts.

  6. Cool completely; cut into bars. Bars can be refrigerated if necessary to set chocolate. Makes 36 bars.


Nutritional Facts

Servings
1
calories 160
protein 4g
carbohydrate 18g
dietary fiber 1g
fat 9g
polyunsat 2g
saturated 3g
cholesterol 1mg
sodium 150mg

snacks dessert

15 replies

re1ndeer
re1ndeer 2011-03-26 10:38:29 -0500 Report

It only has 18g per bar, of carbohydrates. This meant to be a snack.
It's not meant to sit down and eat the whole thing.
This is for a group gathering to share.

This does make 36 bars, so you could make, it cut into bars, wrap and freeze to eat for a time later on.

Most diabetics have between 30 and 45 grams of carbs per meal, so if you are eating a meal less than this you could have this as a dessert.

S-cape
S-cape 2011-03-26 09:20:50 -0500 Report

Looks yummy, but I cannot see how this would be diabetes friendly. Sugar, white flour in quantities too high. An occasional splurge, maybe.

re1ndeer
re1ndeer 2011-03-06 18:06:27 -0600 Report

It might. Look at both boxes in your supermarket. That should let you know if sugar-free has less carbs.

jente47
jente47 2011-03-06 14:51:13 -0600 Report

Would using the Pillsbury sugar free cake mix cut the carbs any in this recipe?
They also have sugar free chocolate cake and brownie mixes.

re1ndeer
re1ndeer 2011-03-05 13:52:53 -0600 Report

Peanut butter is my favorite.

Quick note to others out there, there was a recall of Skippy peanut butter, so if you have this brand please check to see if yours was recalled.