It took one look at Christy’s picture for me to decide I had to make these. Not for me to eat, mind you, but my family does get excited when I make sweets that actually turn out good. These are absolutely foolproof and it’s like eating a big ol’ Reese Cup.
These are chocolate-peanut butter dessert bars from Southern Plate. Is there anything that woman doesn’t do that’s amazing?
Here’s what you need:
- 1/2 cup butter
- 1/2 cup packed brown sugar (I used light)
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 cups peanut butter
- 2- 1/2 cups confectioners sugar
- 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
In a large microwave-safe bowl, combine all ingredients except chocolate chips. Heat until butter and peanut butter until melted, about 1-2 minutes.
Remove from microwave and stir until a soft dough forms. Spread into a 9×13 pan. Microwave the chocolate chips at 30 second intervals until melted, stirring in between. I only used 75% heat to be on the safe side. Pour over the peanut butter mixture and spread evenly to cover completely. I found that this part does take patience….if you aren’t careful you will pull some peanut butter mix up as you spread. Take your time.
Allow to cool or put in fridge until the chocolate hardens. Cut into squares and cover. In Christy’s recipe she says that you can leave them at room temperature, but when I did they got too soft so I kept mine refrigerated. I promise, you will love these.
Now to the giveaway….
It’s a cookbook – a big fat grilling cookbook.
Although it isn’t newly released I wanted to share it because I absolutely love it. If you’re a griller like me, and want basic grilling knowledge plus new and creative recipes for outdoor cooking then you will love this.
To enter, all you have to do is comment on this post telling me the most creative thing you’ve ever made using your grill.
The winning post will be chosen by me and my editor, Joanna, and will receive a copy of Weber’s Way To Grill and have their recipe featured on my blog. The contest ends Saturday, June 18th at 9:00 pm CT.
Good luck and Happy Tuesday!