Peanut Butter Valentine Bars make a terrific Valentine's Day treat that will be really enjoyed by your special friends!
- 30 NESTLÉ BUTTERFINGER Hearts, unwrapped
- NESTLÉ Milk Chocolate Hearts
- 3/4 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
- 3/4 cup creamy or chunky peanut butter
- 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter or margarine, softened
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1 large egg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
PREHEAT oven to 350° F.
BEAT brown sugar, peanut butter, butter and granulated sugar in large mixer bowl until creamy. Beat in egg and vanilla extract. Gradually beat in flour and baking soda. Stir in Nestlé Hearts.
PRESS dough into 9-inch-square baking pan, distributing Nestlé Hearts evenly.
BAKE for 25 minutes or until golden and wooden pick inserted near center comes out clean. Cool completely in pan on wire rack. Cut into bars.
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This recipe is so delicious and simple! It's a great kids dessert since it can be cut into bite-sized pieces that can be eaten at back-yard or classroom parties!
I made these for my boyfriend's family for Valentine's Day with a few variations. I used the Valentine's Hearts instead of the Butterfinger Hearts but they melted more than I would have liked and they didn't really retain their shape. Also, I substituted splenda for the white sugar, smart balance for the butter, and natural peanut butter. I didn't have a 9-inch baking dish, so I used an 8-inch but I think they came out too thick that way.
The only question I had regarding the recipe was the direction to "Stir in the [Nestle Hearts]". I wasn't sure what this meant, but instead, I added Nestle Peanut Butter and Milk Chocolate morsels.
The end result was great, and my boyfriend and his family loved them. I was glad I could "healthy" them up slighty by using the substituted ingredients. It didn't seem to make a difference at all.
These are great! I even crushed up some of the butterfinger minis and mixed them into the dough. A great hit at coffee hour!
yummy, and best with creamy peanut butter. The butterfingers are a great addition.
These are Awesome
If your a peanut butter fan you'll love these bars. I doubled the recipe because I needed a bigger batch and I wouldn't recommend doing that because the edges overcooked on the first batch. The 2nd batch I made according to directions and they were delicious!!!
Peanut butter valentine bars
When I visited my daughter. I made these. Before they were even cooled off they were gone.They were a big hit. Thanks
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I made these for my son's class bakesale and they went fast. My children also loved them.
Yum Yum Bars
I made these using the Nestle Crunch Bells. They were very, very good! Easy to make!
These were a snap to make, and cooked through in the center, as lots of bars don't-
huge hit & delicious!YUMMY!!
Very yummy!! Watch closely not to overbake them.
All thumbs up for this peanut butter bar
What a great easy and tasty receipe! Everyone raved about this and wanted the receipe. Thanks for making me look so good. This will be at the front for all the up coming holidays.
These bars are fun and easy to make and also scrumptious to eat.
Great for kids!
We made these with our cub scout den (six 7 year old boys) and they loved it! They are rich but then you only need one!
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I made these to donate to my son's lunch auction at school. They went fast and raised a lot of money for the senior class. Very tasty, easy to make and all the ingredients were already in my pantry. The kids loved them!
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Delicious and easy.
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I just love to make bar cookies and these were one of the best I have found so far they were gone in a few minutes. Will be using these as some of the cookies that will be made for the bake sale at breakfast with Santa.
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Easy to make great taste perfect for christmas treats.
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Wonderful and the best part is I had all the ingredients at home.
I have a new holiday treat that will become a family favorite.