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Layered Chocolate Peanut Diamonds

No recipe image available.A rich peanut butter crust is topped by sweetened cream cheese and a thin layer of melted chocolate and chopped peanuts. This will quickly become a favorite in your home.

Recipe Ingredients:

1/3 cup butter, softened
1/4 cup creamy peanut butter
1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup honey
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons firmly packed brown sugar
2 large eggs
1 1/2 cups peanuts, chopped - divided use
2 cups semisweet chocolate chips, melted

Cooking Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C).
  2. In a large mixing bowl, beat butter and peanut butter until combined. Gradually add flour and brown sugar; beating until smooth. Press evenly into a 13x9x2-inch baking dish and bake about 15 minutes or until lightly browned.
  3. In a separate bowl, combine cream cheese, honey, flour and brown sugar; stir until smooth. Add eggs, beating until just combined. Stir in 1 cup peanuts and pour over baked crust. Bake 15 minutes or until set.
  4. Sprinkle chocolate chips on top and bake about 2 minutes to soften. Spread evenly with a knife and sprinkle with remaining peanuts on top. Allow to cool before cutting into diamonds.

Makes 30 diamond cut bars.