Earthbound Peanut (Cream) Cheese Bars

Earthbound Peanut (Cream) Cheese BarsMr. Saturn's favorite dessert.

The Mr. Saturns from Earthbound have made an appearance before on this site, but this recipe's about one of their preferred foods: the peanut cheese bar! This food, along with piggy jelly, make up the main diet of Mr. Saturns. The dessert version of one of Mr. Saturns' favorites foods would go a little something like this –

This recipe is based off a Betty Crocker peanut butter bar recipe.


One packet of peanut butter cookie mix
3 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 tablespoon water
1 egg
1 package (8 oz) cream cheese, softened
3/4 cup creamy peanut butter
3/4 cup powdered sugar
1/2 cup whipped cream (I used Cool Whip)
Cooking spray

For the Mr. Saturns (optional)
3 tablespoons Cool Whip
Brown food coloring
Chocolate jimmies
Black sprinkles
Red sprinkles

Preheat oven to 350°F!

Blend together the peanut butter cookie dough mix with the oil, water, and egg. For a thick cookie base, use a 8x8-inch pan. For a thinner cookie base, use a 13x9-inch pan. Spray whichever pan you prefer with cooking spray.

Earthbound Peanut (Cream) Cheese Bars

Press the cookie dough into the bottom of the pan.

Earthbound Peanut (Cream) Cheese Bars
Dough ready for baking.

For the larger pan it will take 10-12 minutes to bake, the smaller pan will take 18-20 minutes. The cookie base will be done when the middle of the pan is golden brown.

Allow the pan of baked cookie dough to cool.

For the top layer, mix together the softened cream cheese, peanut butter, powdered sugar and whipped cream (already whipped if you didn't use Cool Whip) on low, else the powdered sugar will go flying everywhere. Once the ingredients are incorporated, mix on high for two minutes.

Pour and spread the topping on the cookie base.

Earthbound Peanut (Cream) Cheese Bars
Earthbound Peanut (Cream) Cheese Bars

Pop into the fridge for 30 minutes to allow the top layer to set. Once the top layer has firmed up, cut into bars.

If you'd like, you can make tiny Mr. Saturns on top the bars! To make the Mr. Saturns, dip the tip of a toothpick into the brown food coloring, add to the 3 tablespoons of Cool Whip, and blend. Scoop the Cool Whip into a ziplock bar and snip the corner off.

Draw the round body and two round feet on top of the bar.

Earthbound Peanut (Cream) Cheese Bars

Add the big round nose.

Earthbound Peanut (Cream) Cheese Bars

For eyes, add two black sprinkles. This is delicate work, so I used a toothpick to help nudge the eyes into place.

For the top knot, add a chocolate jimmy. I had some red heart sprinkles around, so I used those, but red sprinkles would also work well for the bow. One the top knot is finished, you're done!

Earthbound Peanut (Cream) Cheese Bars