Double Peanut Bars

20  Ratings
  • 20 min prep
  • 4 hr 20 min total
  • Makes 12 servings.

Chopped peanuts and peanut butter add a double dose of peanut flavor to these no-bake, cream cheese dessert squares.

Double Peanut Bars Recipe

Ingredients

  • 25 NILLA Wafers, finely crushed (about 1 cup)
  • 1/2 cup dry-roasted peanuts, finely chopped
  • 2 Tbsp. granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup margarine or butter, melted
  • 1 pkg. (8 oz.) brick cream cheese, softened
  • 3/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 tub (8 oz.) COOL WHIP Whipped Topping, thawed, divided

Instructions

  • Mix  wafer crumbs, peanuts, granulated sugar and margarine. Remove 2 Tbsp. of the crumb mixture; set aside. Press remaining crumb mixture firmly onto bottom of 8- or 9-inch square pan; set aside.
  • Beat  cream cheese and powdered sugar in large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy. Add peanut butter; mix well. Gently stir in 2 cups of the whipped topping. Spread evenly over crust.
  • Refrigerate  4 hours or until firm. Top with the reserved crumb mixture and remaining whipped topping just before serving. Store leftover dessert in refrigerator.

Recipe Tips

Size-WiseSave room for this special occasion dessert by planning ahead. For example, watch portions and choose lower-fat foods beforehand.

SubstitutePrepare as directed, using PHILADELPHIA Neufchatel Cheese and COOL WHIP LITE Whipped Topping.

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Nutrition Information

Makes 12 servings.

Nutrition per serving:

  • Calories 340 
  • Total fat 25 g
  • Saturated fat 10 g
  • Cholesterol 20 mg
  • Sodium 250 mg
  • Carbohydrate 24 g
  • Dietary fiber 1 g
  • Sugars 16 g
  • Protein 6 g
  • Vitamin A 10 %DV
  • Vitamin C 0 %DV
  • Calcium 2 %DV
  • Iron 2 %DV

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