Peanut Butter Valentine Bars

Peanut Butter Valentine Bars

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based on 18 reviews
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4
10 min.
prep
65 min.
total
16 Servings

Peanut Butter Valentine Bars make a terrific Valentine's Day treat that will be really enjoyed by your special friends!

Ingredients

  • 30 NESTLÉ BUTTERFINGER Hearts
    Or NESTLÉ Milk Chocolate Hearts, unwrapped
  • 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
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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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So good!

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!

- Sandy from Los Angeles, CA

Yum

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.

- Tracy Nemiroff from Basking Ridge, NJ

Awesome!

These are great! I even crushed up some of the butterfinger minis and mixed them into the dough. A great hit at coffee hour!

- christina bennett from newtown, CT

definitely smooth

yummy, and best with creamy peanut butter. The butterfingers are a great addition.

- Darlene Roy from GORHAM, NH

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!!!

- Connie Thompson from FREMONT, MI

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1/16 of Recipe

Servings Per Recipe: 16

  • Amount Per Serving

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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