Thursday, July 30, 2009

Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars

1 plain yellow cake mix
1 c peanut butter
1 stick butter, melted
2 eggs
2 c semisweet choc chips
1 14-oz. can sweetened condensed milk
2 T butter
1 c coconut
2 t vanilla

Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Set aside ungreased 13x9 pan.

Place mix, peanut butter, melted butter, eggs in mixing bowl. Blend on low for 1 minute. The mixture will be satiny and thick. Reserve 1 1/2 cups for the topping. Transfer mixture to pan. Using fingertips, press evenly onto bottom of pan.

For filling, place chips, milk, and 2 T butter in saucepan over low heat. Stir and cook until chocolate is melted and mixture well combined. Remove from heat and stir in coconut and vanilla till well distributed.. Pour over crust and spread evenly with spatula so it reaches edge of pan. Using fingertips, crumble to reserved crust mixture and scatter it evenly over the chocolate. Place pan in oven.
Bake till cake is light brown, 25-30 min. Cool 30 minutes.

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