Sunday, April 3, 2011
Peanut Butter Bars
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup pecans, finely chopped
1/4 Tbsp. light brown sugar
1 stick butter, melted
1 pkg (8 oz.) cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup regular sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
1 cup Peanut Butter Bars, crushed (about 20)
8-10 Peanut Butter Bars, crushed and set aside
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a med. bowl mix flour, nuts, brown sugar and butter. Press into the bottom of 9 x 13 x 2" baking dish. Bake about 10-21 minutes or until slightly browned. In another bowl using a mixer blend cream cheese and sugar. Add eggs and vanilla. Stir in 1 cup peanut butter bars. Pour over crust. Bake 25 minutes. Remove from oven. Spread a fine glaze over top and sprinkle with remaining peanut butter bars. Refrigerate. Makes about 30 bars.
Notes: In the picture you'll see the type of peanut butter bars I used. You can use chocolate coated peanut butter candy instead of the type I used. This also works well with crushed toffee candy. For my glaze I used Duncan Hines Amazing Glazes. I keep a bottle of this in my refrigerator to use when I want a glaze that isn't sticky when cooled. This works perfect. You can also use the chocolate glaze for added flavor.