Sunday, July 3, 2016

Cake Mix Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars





This is an old recipe from one of my cookbooks. I made so many recipes from THE CAKE MIX DOCTOR.  



Gabe said the guys on the boat really loved this one.




Ingredients:

For the crust:
1 15.25 ounce package yellow cake mix*( used upsizer- recipe below)
1 & 1/4 cups smooth peanut butter
10 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
2 large eggs

For the filling:
2 cups (12 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
14 ounces sweetened condensed milk

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350°.

Using an electric mixer on low speed, combine cake mix and upsizer, peanut butter, butter, and eggs. Batter will be thick.

Set aside about 1 & 1/2 cups of crust mixture. Press remaining crust mixture into bottom and partially up the sides of an ungreased 9"x 13" baking pan.

To make the filling, place chocolate chips and condensed milk in a microwave-safe bowl. Heat in microwave for 1 minute. Stir mixture until chocolate chips melt and mixture is smooth. Stir in vanilla.

Pour filling over crust in pan and spread evenly. Crumble reserved crust mixture over top of filling.


Bake 30-35 minutes, or until lightly browned. Cool completely in pan before serving

* this is an old recipe and it called for 18.5 ounces. BETTY CROCKER & PILLSBURY CAKE MIXES  that weigh 15.25 ounces.: Use  8 level tablespoons plus 1 level measuring teaspoon of cake mix upsizer. DUNCAN HINES CAKE MIXES - 5 level Tablespoons of cake mix upsizer

Recipe for upsizer on Pink Lemonaid Cookies

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26 comments:

  1. These look and sound so good. Was wondering what would happen if you didn't add the upsizer. Guess you would have more filling, or the middle might be a bit thicker. I can't see where it would change too much of the recipe. What do you think?

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    1. I have a jar of the upsizer, which traveled north with us.

      Try it with the downsized mix but I wouldn't increase the filling. I think I would use the Duncan Hines mix.

      Let me know how it comes out and sure others would love to know.

      So happy you liked the NY Push Cart Sauce! It's so good.

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  2. Those look delicious Linda. I have no doubt the boys on the boat were thrilled to see Gabe come aboard with those goodies! :)

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    1. They put in their order for the next trip- LOL!

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  3. Looks so good. My love for peanut butter I wouldn't be able to just eat one. So I will have to pass on these. I'm having a hard time keeping my sugar down..

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    1. That's ok Dottie- I'll eat one for you!

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  4. I love peanut butter, it doesn't like me :( but I do have almond butter! thanks for the gorgeous scrumptious looking bars

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    1. Bet these would be good with Almond Butter! Have a good week at work.

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  5. Thank you so much for linking at #overthemoon! I look forward to seeing what you share every week. Please come back for #WonderfulWednesday or #ThursdayFavoriteThings. Don't forget to comment your link #'s so I can be sure to visit and you get a chance to be featured! Pinned and shared.

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  6. The Over the Moon Linky Party and you are a dangerous thing to BB's waistline. ; ) Gracias for the recipe. BB2U

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    1. That's why I gave them to my husband to share with the guys on the boat! I had a little taste and then got them out of my site ;-)

      Hope you enjoy them

      De nada.
      Linda

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  7. I could eat like 15 of these right now! :)

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J

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    1. Jess if you can get a crumb from the guys you would be one lucky girl! I had a little bite ( just to make sure they were ok- LOL) and then out of the house they went.

      Saved some NY Push Cart Onion Sauce for you yesterday!

      See you next week at Cooking and Crafting with J&J

      Have a great week

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  8. Thanks for stopping by Peace, Love. Linkup! Hope to see you tomorrow at 6 for more sharing goodness : )

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  9. Saw this at Wondermom Wannabe - looks SO good! Pinning

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    1. The guys want more! One guy sent my hubby a text and asked if I was going to make more or the next time they went out. Hubby said it's been so hot not sure if I was gonna bake, the guy said when I make them let him know and he will book a place on the boat! LOL The captain should give me a commission!

      Thanks for the pin!

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  10. Another yummy recipe!! Thanks for sharing at Cooking and Crafting with J & J. :)

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  11. Thank you for sharing this delicious recipe at the #RecipeSharingParty! I hope to see you next week. Pinned and Yummed. Please visit #OverTheMoon on Sunday or #ThursdayFavoriteThings for more sharing fun! Don't forget to Comment your link #'s so I can be sure to visit and you get a chance to be featured!

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    1. You know I try to never miss a party!

      Hugs,
      Linda

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  12. How I love making 'something else', from a cake mix. These will be enjoyed in my kitchen soon. MMM! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Weekend Potluck.

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  13. what exactly is the upsizer?

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    1. the recipe is an old one. In order to stay true to the original recipe the upsizer adds the amount loss in the new box.

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