Monday, October 18, 2010

Bake for the Cure Recipe #6-Ooey Gooey Chocolate Peanut Bar Bars...


To bring more awareness to breast cancer this October, ABCD Diaries is participating in a Bake-Off with 19 other blogs. The Bake for the Cure Bakeoff is sponsored by ACH products.The premise is simple: using ACH ingredients (Argo Corn Starch, Karo Corn Syrup, Fleishmann’s Yeast), prepare two recipes per week (Oct. 4 – 20) and post photos of the finished product.So, each week we will be posting 2 recipes, one from the Bake for the Cure Cookbook and one personal favorite. The blogger with the most comments on their recipe posts wins $500, which would truly be a blessing for our family:)
This is another recipe from the ACH cookbook. Definitely good for one of those sweet tooth cravings:)

Ooey Gooey Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars
Ingredients:
Crust-
3/4 c all-purpose flour
1/3 c sugar
1/4 c Argo cornstarch
1/2 c butter or margarine

Filling-
2 eggs
1/2 Karo Light Corn Syrup
1/2 c brown sugar
1/4 c creamy peanut butter(we used crunchy)
1 t bourbon vanilla extract
1/4 t salt
1/2 c flaked coconut
1/2 c semi-sweet chocolate chips

Prep Time:15 min
Bake Time:35-43 min
Makes:24 bars

Directions:
1. Combine flour, sugar and corn starch in a medium bowl. Cut in butter until mixture is crumbly. Press into a greased 13x9 in pan.
2. Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 15-18 minutes or until crust is lightly brown.
3. Beat eggs, corn syrup, brown sugar, peanut butter, vanilla and salt in a medium mixing bowl. Stir in coconut and chocolate chips. Pour over crust and return to oven.
4. Bake an additional 20-25 minutes or until mixture is golden. Cool on wire rack and cut into bars.

These were easy to make and quick. They reminded me of the Magic Bars my grandma used to make:) They are SUPER SWEET! We used the crunchy peanut butter in place of the smooth and we really enjoyed the extra crunch. If you are looking for a sweet treat, this is the one for you:)

If you have any ideas on how to spruce this recipe up a bit, your favorite muffin recipe or you just want to help us win the bake off, please leave a comment! Thanks so much and if you try this recipe I hope your family enjoys it as much as ours does:)

Disclosure: We were provided with ACH products, a cook book and a gift card for materials to participate in this contest. All opinions expressed in this post are ours and ours alone.

38 comments:

  1. Chocolate and peanut butter? Looks and sounds like an excellent recipe. I'm so glad you shared these with us!

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  2. Ok- that sounds fabulous! can you send some to my house? :)

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  3. Ok my mouth is watering just looking at the picture of these!! Yum

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  4. that looks really yummy!! I think adding walnuts to pretty much anything tastes good or m&ms!!!

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  5. Is there really anything better than chocolate and peanut butter? My two favourites in a new recipe - this could be heaven!

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  6. not usually a pb/choc fan but these could be good!

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  7. I would use the crunchy peanut butter too because I think I'd like the texture better.

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  8. Ooey and Gooey...it can't get any better than that. These sound great!

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  9. Wow, chocolate, peanut butter and coconut, it can't get much better than that.
    ajolly1456 at gmail dot com

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  10. Chocolate and peanut butter are a GREAT mix!

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  11. Anything chocolatey and peanut buttery is my guilty pleasure. :)

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  12. I love all of your recipes but this is my absolute favorite they look really good eaglesforjack@gmail.com

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  13. This recipe sounds scrumptious.


    kibbles0905@yahoo.com

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  14. These are all flavors that I love, and the recipe sounds easy to make, so I'm printing it out and want to make these bars soon.

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  15. Wow! These look rich and yummy!
    timbow54 at hotmail

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  16. these look great!!! all those different flavors. My stomach is growling, just reading the recipe and looking at the pictures!

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  17. Yumm - I printed this out! I'll leave out the coconut or my family won't touch them, but it looks great, otherwise.

    Email address is in blogger profile

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  18. MMMmmmmm....these look delicious! I would have to eliminate coconut, or my hubby wouldn't touch them...other than that, they sound awesome!

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  19. I like to use crunchy peanut butter in my baking too. If this wasn't already so sweet I'd tell you we like to use the honey roasted peanut butter. ;)

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  20. Oh, how yummy! I'd love to make my own at home for the kids. I would probably use crunchy peanut butter like dddiva.

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  21. I don't know how you had any left to take a picture - they sound so good I have to make some now

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  22. This is a good snack when Iam out working.

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  23. Peanut butter and chocolate are my favorite combination.

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  24. These bars have an interesting mix of ingredients and if they are really like magic bars then I'll have to try them cause those are my fave!

    justine417@comcast.net

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  25. I don't like peanut butter but everybody else here does, so I'll have to try it!

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  26. My baby sister would really dig these...heavensent1@yahoo dotcom

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  27. Yum, chocolate and peanut butter! Whats not to love?

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  28. looks so yummy and sounds easy to make! I would probably have to double this recipe. lol Thanks! jacquecurl1(at)gmail(dot)com

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  29. This looks like a good one for Christmas Gifts! Thank for the recipe- looks yummy!
    orangeaugust at yahoo dot com

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  30. This sounds like a great addition to my Christmas Cookie recipe collection.

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  31. These would be perfect as Christmas gifts!

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  32. There's something about the change in the weather that makes me just HAVE to bake. I make chocolate peanut butter cupcakes & I drizzle chocolate ganache on them. That would make these look EXTRA fancy if you were going to give them as a holiday gift!

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  33. That looks so good! I just added the ingredients I need to our shopping list. I'm making it this weekend. Thanks!

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  34. Yummy. The only change I'd make for mine would be to not use the coconut since I don't like it. But I did read something lately where the author recommended chopping the coconut in the food processor to make really small pieces.

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