Peanut Butter Valentine Bars

Level: Easy
Prep Time: 10 min
Cook Time: 25 min
Cooling Time: 30 min
Yields: 16 bars


Peanut Butter Valentine Bars make a terrific Valentine's Day treat that will be really enjoyed by your special friends!


  • 30 NESTLÉ BUTTERFINGER Hearts, unwrapped
  • NESTLÉ Milk Chocolate Hearts
  • 3/4 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup creamy or chunky peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter or margarine, softened
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda


PREHEAT oven to 350° F.

BEAT brown sugar, peanut butter, butter and granulated sugar in large mixer bowl until creamy. Beat in egg and vanilla extract. Gradually beat in flour and baking soda. Stir in Nestlé Hearts.

PRESS dough into 9-inch-square baking pan, distributing Nestlé Hearts evenly.

BAKE for 25 minutes or until golden and wooden pick inserted near center comes out clean. Cool completely in pan on wire rack. Cut into bars.

So good!

by S. , Los Angeles, CA on Feb. 2007

This recipe is so delicious and simple! It's a great kids dessert since it can be cut into bite-sized pieces that can be eaten at back-yard or classroom parties!


by T. Tracy , Basking Ridge, NJ on Feb. 2006

I made these for my boyfriend's family for Valentine's Day with a few variations. I used the Valentine's Hearts instead of the Butterfinger Hearts but they melted more than I would have liked and they didn't really retain their shape. Also, I substituted splenda for the white sugar, smart balance for the butter, and natural peanut butter. I didn't have a 9-inch baking dish, so I used an 8-inch but I think they came out too thick that way. The only question I had regarding the recipe was the direction to "Stir in the [Nestle Hearts]". I wasn't sure what this meant, but instead, I added Nestle Peanut Butter and Milk Chocolate morsels. The end result was great, and my boyfriend and his family loved them. I was glad I could "healthy" them up slighty by using the substituted ingredients. It didn't seem to make a difference at all.


by c. christina , newtown, CT on Feb. 2006

These are great! I even crushed up some of the butterfinger minis and mixed them into the dough. A great hit at coffee hour!

definitely smooth

by D. Darlene , GORHAM, NH on Jan. 2005

yummy, and best with creamy peanut butter. The butterfingers are a great addition.

These are Awesome

by C. Connie , FREMONT, MI on Dec. 2004

If your a peanut butter fan you'll love these bars. I doubled the recipe because I needed a bigger batch and I wouldn't recommend doing that because the edges overcooked on the first batch. The 2nd batch I made according to directions and they were delicious!!!

Peanut butter valentine bars

by M. MARY , PALM BEACH GARDENS, FL on Jan. 2004

When I visited my daughter. I made these. Before they were even cooled off they were gone.They were a big hit. Thanks

Peanut Butter Sleigh Ride Bars

by A. Anne , Racine, WI on Jan. 2004

I made these for my son's class bakesale and they went fast. My children also loved them.

Yum Yum Bars

by S. Shayla , Indianapolis, IN on Jan. 2004

I made these using the Nestle Crunch Bells. They were very, very good! Easy to make!


by D. Dianne , Setauket, NY on Jan. 2004

These were a snap to make, and cooked through in the center, as lots of bars don't- huge hit & delicious!YUMMY!!

Tasty Treat

by C. Carrie , Charlotte, NC on Jan. 2004

Very yummy!! Watch closely not to overbake them.