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White Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars

  • Intermediate
  • 32 bars
  • 10 min
Baking Success Or Baking Mess

Ingredients

2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup butter, softened (no substitutes)
1 cup powdered sugar, divided
1 packaged (10 ounces) peanut butter chips, divided
1/2 cup Crown® Lily White® Corn Syrup
3 eggs
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
1 package (12 ounces) white chocolate chips
1 teaspoon shortening

Instructions

Preheat oven to 350°F.


Combine flour, butter and 1/2 cup powdered sugar in a medium bowl, cutting in butter with pastry blender or two forks. Mix until crumbly. Press into the bottom of an ungreased 13 x 9-inch pan. Bake for 15 to 18 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool 3 minutes.


Melt 1 cup of the peanut butter chips and corn syrup in a large micro-safe bowl. Heat on HIGH power for 1 minute, stirring occasionally until chips are melted. Beat in the eggs, peanut butter, 1/2 cup powdered sugar and 1/2 cup peanut butter chips. Pour into crust. Top with remaining peanut butter chips. Bake for 18 to 22 minutes or until filling is set. Cool 5 to 10 minutes on wire rack.


Melt white chocolate chips and shortening in a microwave-safe bowl on MEDIUM power for about 1 minute, stirring occasionally until melted. Spread over bars. Cool completely before cutting.


Decorating tip: To make a colored topping, reserve 3 tablespoons of the melted white chocolate and stir in a small amount of paste food coloring. Frost the bars with the white chocolate and then drizzle with the colored white chocolate. Use a knife to swirl the colors. Or, get really creative and use several different colors!


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