2012-07-26 / Community

Quick and Easy

CHOCOLATE-TOPPED PEANUT BUTTER-BACON BARS

1 pouch peanut butter cookie mix
1/3 cup vegetable oil
2 tablespoons maple-flavored syrup
1 egg
10 slices bacon, crisply cooked, crumbled (about 3/4 cup)
1/2 cup chopped peanuts
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips (6 oz)
Heat oven to 350 F. Lightly spray 9- or 8-inch square pan with
cooking spray.
In large bowl, stir together cookie mix, oil, syrup and egg until soft
dough forms. Reserve 1/4 cup bacon for garnish. Stir remaining bacon and peanuts into dough. Press evenly in pan.
Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from oven;
sprinkle with chocolate chips. Return to oven; bake 1 minute. Immediately spread chocolate over bars. Sprinkle reserved 1/4 cup bacon
over chocolate. Cool completely, about 1 hour or until chocolate is
set.
Store tightly covered in refrigerator.

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