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Gooey Peanut Butter Bites

My sweet-and-salty bars start with a convenient white cake mix. The ooey-gooey filling is a rich, indulgent combination of cream cheese, peanut butter and white baking chips.—Libby Walp, Chicago, Illinois
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Bake: 40 min. + chilling
  • Makes
    4 dozen

Ingredients

  • 1 white cake mix (regular size)
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 cup white baking chips
  • FILLING:
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3-3/4 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1/2 cup white baking chips

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350°. In a large bowl, combine cake mix, butter and egg; beat on low speed until combined. Stir in baking chips. Press into a greased 13x9-in. baking pan.
  • In another bowl, beat cream cheese and peanut butter until smooth. Add butter, eggs and vanilla; beat on low until combined. Add confectioners' sugar; mix well. Pour over crust; sprinkle with baking chips.
  • Bake 40-45 minutes or until edges are golden brown. Cool completely on a wire rack. Refrigerate at least 2 hours. Cut into bars.
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