Makes: 32 pieces. Prep: 25 minutes. Bake: at 350 F for 1 hour, 30 minutes.

Source: Family Circle

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Recipe Summary

prep:
25 mins
bake:
1 hr 30 mins at 350°
Servings:
32
Yield:
32 pieces
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Heat oven to 350°F. Line 13 x 9-inch baking pan with foil sheets, extending up the long sides and over short ends.

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Blondie:
  • Mix 1-1/2 cups flour, 1 tablespoon cocoa, 3/4 teaspoon baking powder and 1/2 teaspoon salt in a bowl. Beat 6 tablespoons butter, brown sugar and vanilla in a medium-size bowl until creamy. Beat in 2 eggs, one at a time. On low, beat in flour mixture. Stir in peanuts. Spread into pan; level top.

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Cheesecake:
  • Beat cream cheese in a medium-size bowl on medium speed until smooth. Add 2/3 cup sugar, 2 eggs and 1/3 cup flour and beat to incorporate. Place mixture in large plastic bag; snip off end. Pipe over blondie layer to cover, gently spreading to smooth top.

Brownie:
  • Stir 1-1/2 cups flour, 6 tablespoons cocoa, 2 teaspoons baking powder and 1/2 teaspoon salt in a medium-size bowl. Beat 1/2 cup butter and 1-1/3 cup sugar in second bowl until light and fluffy. Beat in 2 eggs one at a time. Beat in peanut butter until well blended. On low speed, beat half flour mixture, then half milk, into butter mixture. Repeat. Place mixture in large plastic bag; snip off end. Pipe over cheesecake layer to cover, gently spreading to smooth top. Place foil tent over top, crimping edges. Do not let foil touch top of batter.

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  • Bake at 350°F, covered, for 1 hour; remove foil and bake 25 to 30 more minutes. Place on rack to cool 30 minutes. Refrigerate at least 2 hours or up to 24 hours.

Garnish:
  • Prepare 2 packages (2.8-ounces each) chocolate mousse mix as packages direct, using 1 cup milk total. Spread smoothly onto top of bar. Cut into 32 pieces. In a small bowl, combine 1/3 cup chopped dry-roasted peanuts and 1/3 cup chopped chocolate chunks. Stir in 3/4 cup prepared caramel topping. Spoon over individual pieces and serve.

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