These could not be simpler and they could not be more delicious. You probably have all the ingredients in your kitchen already. Be warned they are super, super rich.
The bars are also very easy to make gluten free! All you need is a box of gluten free cake mix and done. And seriously, don’t stress out about not making all your holiday cookies completely from scratch. Everyone has enough to worry about this time of year and Betty Crocker and other baking companies have spent millions of dollars perfecting the mix that is in those boxes so you don’t have to worry about it; it’s practically rude not to use them.
These would also be perfect to take to a holiday cookie exchange. They are cookie-ish, but a little more exciting. Just throw some seasonal sprinkles on top and you are good to go.
Peanut Butter Chocolate Bars (from The Girl Who Ate Everything)
- 1 (18.25) package plain yellow cake mix
- 1/2 cup butter, melted
- 1 cup creamy peanut butter
- 2 eggs
- 1 (12 oz) package semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
- 2 Tablespoons butter
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
- Combine cake mix, melted butter, peanut butter, and eggs in a large bowl using a mixer or spoon. Press this into a 9X13 pan reserving 1 1/2 cup of the mixture to crumble on top.
- In a small pot, melt chocolate chips, sweetened condensed milk, and butter. Remove from heat and stir in the vanilla.
- Spread chocolate mixture over the mixture pressed in the pan and then crumble the 1 1/2 cups of reserved cake mixture on top evenly.
- Bake for 20-25 minutes. Cool completely before cutting into bars.