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Peanut Butter Polka Dot Bars

These Peanut Butter Polka Dot Bars are sure to garner fans with REESE'S Creamy Peanut Butter, HERSHEY'S Cocoa chocolate filling and REESE'S MINI PIECES.

  • PRINT

SKILL LEVEL : intermediatePREP TIME : 26  Minutes

Ingredients

  Amount Per Serving % DV *
Calories410
Calories from Fat170
Total Fat19 g29% DV
Saturated Fat10 g50% DV
Trans Fat0 g
Cholesterol50 mg17% DV
Sodium250 mg10% DV
Total Carbohydrates55 g18% DV
Dietary Fiber3.0 g12% DV
Sugars37 g
Protein8 g
Vitamin A8% DV
Vitamin C0% DV
Calcium0 mg8% DV
Iron15% DV
  Amount Per Serving % DV *
Calories410
Calories from Fat170
Total Fat19 g29% DV
Saturated Fat10 g50% DV
Trans Fat0 g
Cholesterol50 mg17% DV
Sodium250 mg10% DV
Total Carbohydrates55 g18% DV
Dietary Fiber3.0 g12% DV
Sugars37 g
Protein8 g
Vitamin A8% DV
Vitamin C0% DV
Calcium0 mg8% DV
Iron15% DV
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2-1/2 cups quick-cooking rolled oats
  • 2-1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 egg(s)
  • 3/4 cup REESE'S Peanut Butter , creamy
  • 2 cups light brown sugar , packed
  • (hdr) (hdr) CHOCOLATE FILLING (recipe follows)
  • 1-1/3 cups REESE'S MINI PIECES Candy (10-oz. pkg.)
  • 3/4 cup butter or margarine (1-1/2 sticks) , softened

Directions

  • 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. Makes 24 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.

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