Susan knows these are by far my favorite treat, and used to taunt me with making these all the time. Now that I have the recipe, I don’t need her to make them for me. I can do it myself…and gain 5 pounds with each batch I eat…
Bottom and Topping
1 yellow cake mix
1-cup peanut butter
1/2 cup melted butter
Mix together and spread about 2/3 of mixture into oblong pan.
1 cup chocolate bits (semi-sweet is fine)
2 T. Butter
1 can sweetened condensed milk
1 cup chopped pecans or almonds
1 cup coconut
Melt chocolate and butter on low-medium heat. Remove from heat and add milk, nuts, and coconut. Pour over peanut butter base in pan. Crumble rest of peanut butter mixture over top of filling and bake at 350 for 25-30 minutes. Topping will look somewhat browned (toothpick will NEVER come clean, otherwise they’ll be over cooked). Cut in bars when cooled.