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Peanut Butter Polka Dot Bars

Details

Time
3 hours 30 minutes
Skill Level
Intermediate
Yields
24 bars

What do you get when you combine an easy peanut butter dessert recipe with REESE’S PIECES Candy? These peanut butter polka dot bars, made with REESE’S Creamy Peanut Butter, HERSHEY’S Cocoa chocolate filling and REESE’S MINI PIECES Candies are sure to delight.

Ingredients & Directions

Prep Time
26 minutes
Bake Time
25 minutes
Cool Time
2 hours 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup

    butter or margarine (1-1/2 sticks), softened

  • 2 cups

    packed light brown sugar

  • 2

    eggs

  • 1 tsp

    vanilla extract

  • 2-1/2 cups

    quick-cooking rolled oats

  • 2-1/2 cups

    all-purpose flour

  • 1 tsp

    baking soda

  • 1/2 tsp

    salt

  • 1-1/3 cups

    REESE'S MINI PIECES Candy (10 oz pkg.)

  • Chocolate Filling

  • 1/2 cup

    butter or margarine (1 stick)

  • 2/3 cup
  • 1/3 cup

    sugar

  • 1 can

    sweetened condensed milk (14 oz, not evaporated milk)

  • 1-1/2 tsps

    vanilla extract

READY TO MAKE THE RECIPE?

Step-By-Step Directions

Equipment Needed 

oven & stovetop
oven & stovetop
mixing bowl
mixing bowl
mixer
mixer
measuring cups
measuring cups
13x9x2-inch baking pan
13x9x2-inch baking pan
wire rack
wire rack
saucepan
saucepan
rubber scraper
rubber scraper
1

Heat oven to 350°F. Beat butter, peanut butter and brown sugar until well blended. Add eggs and vanilla; beat thoroughly.

2

Stir together oats, flour, baking soda and salt; gradually add to butter mixture. (Dough will be thick). Remove 2 cups dough; set aside. Press remaining dough onto bottom of 13x9x2-inch baking pan.

3

Prepare Chocolate Filling. Spread filling evenly over dough. Sprinkle candy pieces evenly over filling. Crumble reserved dough evenly over filling.

4

Bake 25 minutes or until top is golden brown. (Chocolate will be soft). Cool completely in pan on wire rack; cut into bars.

Chocolate Filling:

Melt 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter or margarine in saucepan over low heat. Stir in 2/3 cup HERSHEY'S Cocoa and 1/3 cup sugar. Add 1 can (14 oz) sweetened condensed milk (not evaporated milk); cook, stirring constantly, until smooth and thick. Remove from heat; stir in 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract.

Additional questions?