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3 Peanut Butter & Chocolate Cheesecake Bars stacked on white plate

Peanut Butter & Chocolate Cheesecake Bars

If you love the flavors of chocolate and peanut butter AND love cheesecake, then we have the perfect treat for you! These Peanut Butter & Chocolate Cheesecake Bars are mouth-wateringly delicious and are oh so easy to make!
Prep Time 20 mins
Chilling 1 hr
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 15 servings

Ingredients
  

Crust

  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup light-color corn syrup
  • 2 cups peanut butter
  • 3 cups crisp rice cereal
  • 3 cups cornflakes

Pudding filling

  • 3/4 cup butter
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 4-serving size packages cheesecake instant pudding and pie filling mix
  • 1/4 cup milk

Frosting

  • 1 12 oz pkg semisweet chocolate pieces
  • 1/2 cup butter

Instructions
 

Crust

  • Start by lining a 15x10x1 inch baking pan with foil. Be sure and extend the foil over the edges of the pan.
  • Next, begin your crust layer by combining the granulated sugar and corn syrup in a large saucepan, stirring as you add them. Heat the mixture for another minute, stirring continuously.
  • Remove the saucepan from the heat and stir in the peanut butter until melted. Add the rice cereal and cornflakes and stir until all the cereal is coated. (I find a wooden spoon works best for this).
  • Once the mixture is adequately coated, spoon into the prepared pan and press it into the bottom.
  • Set the crust aside and begin the pudding layer.

Filling layer

  • Using a medium saucepan, melt 3/4 cup butter. Then, stir in the powdered sugar, pudding mix, and milk.
  • Pour the mixture over the cereal layer and spread evenly.
  • Set aside while you make the frosting.

Frosting

  • Using a small saucepan, heat and stir chocolate pieces and 1/2 cup butter over low heat until melted and it has a smooth creamy texture.
  • Finally, spread the frosting over the pudding layer. Cover loosely with foil and chill in the refrigerator for approximately 60 minutes or until the pudding has set.
  • When ready to serve, use the foil lining to lift the uncut bars out of the pan and place onto a cutting board. Then, cut into bars.

Notes

Store any remaining bars in the refrigerator.
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