Chocolate Peanut Butter Magic Bars Recipe

Chocolate Peanut Butter Magic Bars Recipe
Magic bars have been around for decades. I made my first batch in 7th grade home economics over 50 years ago, and have been making them ever since. Over the years, inventive cooks have developed variations – some good and some so-so – and I don’t know anyone who bakes that doesn’t make them. Chocolate Peanut Butter Magic Bars is one of the good variations, pairing chocolate and peanut butter with peanuts for a little crunch. These are very easy, and very good.

32 Bars

10 ounces graham crackers, (2 sleeves)
10 tablespoons melted butter (1 cube plus 2 tablespoons)

1 1/2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
1 1/2 cups peanut butter chips
1 cup peanuts, finely ground

1 12 oz. can sweetened condensed milk

  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Spray a 9" x 13" pan with non-stick spray, line it with parchment, then spray the parchment.
  2. Place the graham crackers in the bowl of a food processor and process the graham crackers into fine crumbs.
  3. With the motor running, pour in the butter and process until the butter is incorporated.
  4. Press the mixture into the prepared pan.
  5. Sprinkle the graham cracker mixture with the chocolate chips, then peanut butter chips, then the peanuts.
  6. Pour the sweetened condensed milk evenly over the peanuts. Use a rubber spatula to smooth out the milk.
  7. Bake 25-30 minutes or until the edges are brown and the center is set. Let cool before cutting into 32 bars.

Amount Per Serving
Calories 222 Calories from Fat 119
Percent Total Calories From: Fat 54% Protein 6% Carb. 40%
Nutrient Amount per Serving
Total Fat 13 g
Saturated Fat 7 g
Cholesterol 13 mg
Sodium 129 mg
Total Carbohydrate 22 g
Dietary Fiber 0 g
Sugars 0 g
Protein 3 g

Vitamin A 3% Vitamin C 0% Calcium 0% Iron 5%

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