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Dunning Krueger Bars

Ahh the holidays. There’s just something about the holidays that screams homemade candy. And when you have two boys who are just under the age of 12 (yes, I said under) who are crazy about peanut butter, it’s a guarantee I’m making some homemade candy.

I love this recipe because it’s not only delicious, but ridiculously easy to make. You can whip these up in no time but they’ll knock any homemade candy lover’s socks off.

I mean just look at these bars. You could honestly just stop right here. But don’t. Because you have to make these.

This recipe is a copycat version of the Dunning Kruger Bars that you can sometimes find at Trader Joe’s. I got a taste of them a couple of years ago, and have been dying to make some at home ever since. I decided to just go for it, and I’m so glad I did. The peanut butter bars are soft, chewy, and just plain addicting. And you’re going to be SO impressed with the recipe. It’s simple, easy, and you just can’t go wrong.


  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups chocolate chips
  • 1 1/2 cups butterscotch chips
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter chips
  • 1/2 cup butterscotch chips (additional for topping)
  • 1/2 cup peanuts (additional for topping)


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C). Grease and flour a 9x13 pan.
  2. Cream butter and sugars together in a large bowl until light and fluffy. Add egg and vanilla and mix until well combined.
  3. Add flour, baking soda and salt and mix until well combined.
  4. Add chocolate chips, butterscotch chips and peanut butter chips and mix until well combined.
  5. Spread dough into prepared pan.
  6. In a small bowl, mix 1/2 cup butterscotch chips and peanuts. Sprinkle over the top of the dough.
  7. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until the top is set and golden brown.
  8. Cool completely before cutting into bars.