Baby Ruth Crater Bars

Level: Easy
Prep Time: 15 min
Cook Time: 18 min
Cooling Time: 20 min
Yields: 36


If you're a Baby Ruth fan (or even if you're not), you'll love these peanut buttery "crater" bars with the candy melted on top. They're a cinch to make and the kids will love them!


  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter or margarine, softened
  • 1/2 cup creamy or chunky peanut butter
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 6 (2.1 ounces each) NESTLÉ BABY RUTH Candy Bars, coarsely chopped


PREHEAT oven to 375° F. Grease 15 x 10-inch jelly-roll pan.

COMBINE flour, baking soda and salt in small bowl. Beat brown sugar, granulated sugar, butter and peanut butter in large mixer bowl until creamy. Beat in eggs and vanilla extract. Gradually beat in flour mixture.

SPREAD dough evenly into prepared pan. Sprinkle with Baby Ruth; press in lightly.

BAKE for 18 to 20 minutes or until golden brown. Cool completely in pan on wire rack. Cut into bars.

So Very Good!

by J. Jan , BLYTHEVILLE, AR on Oct. 2007

If you love Baby Ruths, you'll love these! We really liked these...and give it 5-stars easy!

baby ruth bars

by j. jeanne , WINDSOR, CT on Aug. 2006

these were great, easy to make and went quickly both times i made them. they were sweet and crunch, with peanut butter, chocolates and peanuts you just can't go wrong. I made them for a teacher's lunch and cookout, and was asked for the recipe for them. I will definitly stock up on baby ruth bar candy this halloween to make again.

Baby Ruth Crater Bars

by C. Connie , NIAGARA FALLS, NY on Dec. 2005

I tried to make these in 13x9 pan instead of the jelly pan They were still good but the sides raised up thicker.

Baby Ruth Bars

by K. Kathy , CALMAR, IA on Aug. 2005

I think these bars could use more chocolate. I would add a bag of chocolate chips. the crust could use a little more flavor. Maybe more p. butter.


by W. Wanda , OAKHURST, CA on Jul. 2005

I used butterfinges instead oh so good.


by S. Sue , WAUKON, IA on Jun. 2005

My kids and husband really loved these bars!


by C. Chelsea , NORMAN, OK on Apr. 2005

I made these for my kids and they loved them.

Baby Ruth Crater Bars

by B. Beth , BEAVERCREEK, OH on Mar. 2005

This was a wonderful recipe, my kids loved the taste and really enjoyed helping me make them.

almond roca-good

by P. Paulette , LYNNWOOD, WA on Mar. 2005

we used almond roca in ours--really good.

This was one of the best

by j. joel , FORT DODGE, IA on Feb. 2005

dessert bars I have ever had. calling it having your cookie and candy bar in one.