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Peanut Butter Valentine Bars

Peanut Butter Valentine BarsThese are the perfect bars for your peanut butter and chocolate lover on Valentine's Day.

Recipe Ingredients:

30 NESTLÉ BUTTERFINGER Hearts*, unwrapped
NESTLÉ Milk Chocolate Hearts
3/4 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
3/4 cup creamy or chunky peanut butter
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter or margarine, softened
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda

Cooking Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F (190°C).
  2. Beat brown sugar, peanut butter, butter and granulated sugar in large mixer bowl until creamy. Beat in egg and vanilla extract. Gradually beat in flour and baking soda. Stir in Nestlé Hearts.
  3. Press dough into 9-inch-square baking pan, distributing Nestlé Hearts evenly.
  4. Bake for 25 minutes or until golden and wooden pick inserted near center comes out clean. Cool completely in pan on wire rack. Cut into bars.

Makes 16 bars.

*NESTLÉ Hearts are available mid-January through mid-February.

Recipe and photograph are the property of Nestlé® and, used with permission.