Peanut Butter Gooey Bars

Hi all! I’m so excited to be hosting 25 Days of Christmas! Beginning today, and through December 23rd, I, along with some other awesome bloggers, will be bringing you 25 days of Christmas recipes and projects.

Now, how about some Peanut Butter Gooey Bars? That’s exactly what these are; gooey, moist, and delicious.

Peanut Butter Gooey Bars - {i love} my disorganized life

This is my absolute most favorite time of the year. The baking, the decorations, the lights. To me, the lights are the best part. I love driving through neighborhoods just looking at them. Mark and I have a deal: I decorate the inside and he does the outside. The girls help me and Jr. helps him, which is kind of lopsided if you think about it, since we have more girls than boys, but I’m not saying anything 😉

Back to the lights. I love to put them everywhere. On the tables, the windows, even the ceilings. Yes, the ceilings. And I make sure we have plenty of lights for the outside as well. I want this place dripping with them. D-r-i-p-p-i-n-g.

Obsessive? Maybe. OK, yes, it’s obsessive. You know what else I’m obsessive about? These Peanut Butter Gooey Bars. You’ll be crazy about them , too, once you taste them, because they are peanut butter & chocolate chip goodness.

Peanut Butter Gooey Bars {i love} my disorganized life

The kids couldn’t keep their hands off of them. Neither could Mark. I had to practically keep them at bay with a fork. And speaking of forks, Carolyn actually started eating them with a fork right out of the pan. Seriously? 

Welcome to my world.

On second thought, you need to welcome these Peanut Butter Gooey Bars into your world. You’ll thank me for it later.

Yields 16

Peanut Butter Gooey Bars {25 Days of Christmas}

15 minPrep Time

40 minCook Time

55 minTotal Time

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  • 1 C chunky peanut butter
  • 1/2 C butter, melted
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 pkg yellow cake mix {about 22-25 ounces}
  • 1 {6} oz pkg semi sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 {14} oz can sweetened condensed milk


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Combine first 4 ingredients in a large mixing bowl, beat at medium speed for 2 minutes
  3. Press half of mixture onto the bottom of a lightly grease 8x8x2 pan.
  4. Bake for 10 min
  5. Sprinkle with chocolate chips & pour on sweetened condensed milk
  6. Top with remaining cake mixture
  7. Bake for 30 min; cool completely on wire rack
  8. Cut into squares and serve
Recipe Type: Dessert




  1. Debbie Lind says

    Wonderful yummy food. Thanks for doing this awesome giveaway. I could use some of those things in my kitchen of gift them to others

    • says

      Thanks Debbie, Good Luck!

    • Crystal says

      This recipe was AMAZING…. I didn’t think it was possible to improve this recipe but I decided to add my spin and it turned out AMAZING…So here goes…I used funfetti cake mix, then when its time to put the remaining dough on top of the chocolate chips and sweetened condensed milk, I put the dough on top of it, then added 4 chopped up reeses peanut butter cups, and 1/2 cup semi sweet mini chocolate chips. They were gobbled up at my salon so fast!

    • says

      Thanks Aubrey! You guys will love these, so chewy and loaded with peanut butter!

  2. says

    Yum! How delicious! I think my family would love these. Thanks for sharing!

    • says

      Great idea, Kathleen!

    • says

      Me too, It’s kind of like Christmas every day!

  3. SandyN says

    I would share them with my family so we could all enjoy them!!

    • says

      You’re so nice, Sandy! I don’t usually share lol

  4. Mara Yager says

    That’s a realllly hard choice!! I maaaay keep this myself but being in the holiday spirit, we will just have to see 😉 TY SO much!!

    • says

      I have a hard time with sharing, too 😉

    • says

      They TASTED amazing!

  5. says

    The Kizmos prize would go to my daughter, she fell in love with them as soon as she saw them! The pick your plum prize would go to me 🙂 The paypal cash would be used to buy presents for my son. Thanks so much for the giveaway Rachel!!

    • says

      I love Kizmos! So bright and cheery when it’s cold outside! Thanks for entering Miss Lisa! 🙂

  6. says

    I’m not gonna even pretend I’d give any of it away! Although the $125 would benefit my daughter and husband too so I’d KIND of be gifting some of it.

    • says

      LOL, I have a hard time sharing, too!

  7. Maggie Wallace says

    Yum! Will definitely be adding these to the holiday dessert table! I would share with my family!

    • says

      Glad you like them, Maggie!

  8. Sara Hanvey says

    The kizmos would go to me, I love them! The pick your plum would go to our daughter and the Bella Sun box would go to my brother and I think the pay pal would go to my husband!

  9. Callie B. says

    Oh my goodness…everything looks absolutely fabulous! Love Pick Your Plum and the Bella Sun Luci gift box looks absolutely heavenly! Those Kizmos items are darling! Such a perfect giveaway! I would love to share the goodies with my family when I go home for Christmas and use the paypal money to make Christmas extra special! Thank you! xo

  10. Sheila Villanueva says

    I’ll keep some for myself and give away the rest to family/friends.

  11. Alyssa says

    I think I would have to keep them for myself!

    • says

      Haha, you think like I do lol

  12. says

    I would sort of share 😉 I would use the $125 cash to buy a Nabi Tablet for our grandson. But the rest.. yeah.. it is all mine!

  13. barbara says

    wow…great page of yummie.s for the tummie..i would share the wonderful giveaway.s to my loved one.s. this could help for a special holiday,,thk,s for this chance..

  14. celia says

    I would definitely use them as gifts.

  15. Dawn Monroe says

    Ive been pretty good so Id at least keep the cash prize and maybe give one or two things to my daughters.

  16. Ashlyn says

    Selfish that I am, I would enthusiastically use the Pick Your Plum Box…..and the rest? It is the season of giving for sure! My family would be thrilled to receive thoughtful gifts as these! Thank you!

  17. AmyP says

    I’d keep the gift box for myself to help restock my pitiful kitchen, but I’d share these yummy peanut butter gooey bars when I made them. I’d make sure all my friends and neighbors got some!

  18. Kristen says

    I would share some of this with my sisters.

  19. Debbie says

    I would treat myself to the goodies!

    • says

      I think I would, too, Debbie!

  20. Ashley Outland says

    I would share with my family!

  21. sara staffeldt says

    Well, I would half share 🙂 Take the cash and buy christmas present! Annnd the rest is mine 🙂 🙂

  22. Mary Ann MN says

    I would probably keep the cash but give the rest out as gifts. These are great gifts and have several lucky people in mind that I would give them to!

    • says

      I would totally keep the cash, too haha! Good Luck!

  23. Debbie G says

    I would give the gifts to my daughters. Thanks for doing this giveaway! 🙂

    • says

      Awe, that’s so sweet of you, what a great mom! Good luck!

  24. sally says

    I would keep 1 & 3 and give away 2 & 4 to friends/family

  25. Elizabeth says

    I want an awesome little floral set! So cute!

  26. Skuk says

    Great idea. How much condensed milk do you put on top as I made them and think I put far too much as they didn’t cook!

    • Rachel says

      I used the whole can- oven temps can very, to time may need to be adjusted 🙂

  27. Cathy says

    Just popping in to let you know I have included your yummy recipe post in my peanut butter round up!

  28. Liz CS says

    I would share them with my family! My daughters would love them!

  29. Katie says

    These bars are way too good. Too addicting. I made these for co-workers and the pan was clean within a few hours.

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