Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Peanut Butter Fudge Bars from the Ultimate Cake Mix Cookie Book

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I love to bake. I especially get into around this time of year, for the holidays. There's nothing sweeter than a delicious homemade treat, fresh from the oven. Well maybe a tin or plate full of an assortment of goodies for someone special made with that special touch, love.

I'm pretty well known for baking in our family. Every year I share a platter of assorted cookies at our holiday gatherings. Each family then receives a tin or decorated platter full of my yummy treats and they just love it. Some even dig into theirs before they get home! Since I love finding new cookies to add to my recipe collection, I was really excited to these Peanut Butter Fudge Bars from the Ultimate Cake Mix Cookie Book. I have to say, they turned out quite delish and will be included in my holiday tins this year!

All of the ingredients you'll need minus the key ingredient {peanut butter} I forgot to take out before the photo!

Peanut Butter Fudge Bars

Makes 3 dozen bars

  • 1 {18.25-ounce}package yellow cake mix
  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter {I used crunchy}
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 {14-ounce} can sweetened condensed milk {not evaporated}
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Grease or line 13x9 baking pan with foil

1. Mix the cake mix, peanut butter, eggs and oil in a large bowl. Blend for 1 or 2 minutes with electric mixer on low speed  until blended. Reserve 1 1/2 cups of the dough. Press remaining dough into prepared pan.
2. Melt the chocolate chips, condensed milk and butter in a heavy saucepan set over low heat, stirring until smooth. Remove from heat and stir in the vanilla extract, then pour over crust. Sprinkle with remaining dough.
3. Bake 20-25 minutes or until golden brown and topping is firm to the touch. Transfer to wire rack and cool completely. Cut into bars.

While making these I wondered if I was supposed to follow the cake mix ingredients as well. I assumed not, so didn't include them. My bars turned out delicious and the whole family loved them!

Peanut Butter Fudge Bars fresh from the oven



  1. OMGoodness, how YUMMY do these look! I'll definitely be trying them!

  2. This looks like something my kids would love.

  3. These look great. I'm heading over right now to enter the giveaway for this book. Thanks!

  4. That looks delicious! Whenever I want to bake anything, my husband asks for something with peanut butter and chocolate. This is his dream dessert! Can't wait to make it!

  5. Oh. Dear. Lord...

    Those look incredible! That's a recipe I'm definitely bookmarking for later xD

    Thanks for sharing!

  6. Thanks for this recipe! I've been looking for a yummy dessert item to take to our pitch-in dinner for my sister's birthday party next week! These look perfect!


  7. I'll definitely be making these!

  8. Those look sooooo good! I'm entering the giveaway now!


  9. Yummy! These look sinful! Like a diabetic's (like me) dream! If I could bake/cook, I would attempt to make these.
    Thank you for sharing this recipe.
    kimbuckjr at yahoo dot com

  10. Oh Lord! I HAVE to try these! They look so decadent! TY for the recipe! Holly Hennessy Swint astroqueen67@hotmail.com


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