Saturday, June 4, 2011

Double Peanut Bars

25 Vanilla Wafers                                                                          
1/2 c. dry roasted peanuts, finely chopped
2 tbs. granulated sugar
1/2 c. margarine or butter, melted
1 (8 oz.) pkg. cream cheese, softened
3/4 c. powdered sugar
1/2 c. peanut butter
1 (8 oz.) pkg. Cool Whip, divided

1.  Mix wafer crumbs, peanuts, granulated sugar and margarine.  Remove 2 tbs. of the crumb mixture; set aside.  Press remaining crumb mixture onto bottom of 8- or 9-inch square pan; set aside.

2.  Beat cream cheese and powdered sugar in large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy.  Add peanut butter; mix well.  Gently stir in 2 cups of the whipped topping.  Spread evenly over crust.

3.  Refrigerate 4 hours or until firm.  Top with the reserved crumb mixture and remaining whipped topping just before serving.  Store leftovers dessert in refrigerator. 

Serves 12
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