Surprise Bars

My mom used to make this all the time, mainly for Christmas, and I used to eat the majority of them before anyone else could. LOL

Ingredients

  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 cup soft butter
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 12 ounces chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 1/3 cup peanut butter
  • 1 cup peanuts
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Mix sugar, butter, molasses, egg yolk and vanilla extract with spoon.
  3. Stir in flour and 1 cup chocolate chips.
  4. Press dough in ungreased 13 x 9 x 2-inch pan.
  5. Bake until golden brown, 25-30 minutes.
  6. Mix remaining chocolate chips, raisins, peanuts and peanut butter in 2-quart pan on medium heat, stirring constantly until chips are melted.
  7. Spread over crust in pan.
  8. Refrigerate for 2 hours.
  9. Cut into bars and enjoy.

Posted by MichelleZ at Recipe Goldmine 11/13/2001 5:10 pm.

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