Wednesday, August 1, 2012

10 minute Chocolate-Peanut Butter Bars

                                 10 minute Chocolate-Peanut Butter Bars

The secret to making these (or any similar recipe) taste like Reese's is... Salt. Reese's peanut butter cups are loaded with it. You could add even more than what I use, in this recipe.


Peanut butter layer:
1cup peanut butter
1tsp. salt
1/2tsp. vanilla
2cups confectioners sugar
water-(up to 1Tbl.)

Chocolate layer:
12oz. milk chocolate chips
1Tbl. peanut butter ( it gives the chocolate a fudge-like texture)

Stir together, the peanut butter, salt, and vanilla, in a bowl.
Add all the sugar, stirring in as much as possible, then knead in the rest.
At this point no two batches, I make, are the same. They are usually, a bit dry, so I add 1tsp.of water at a time, until it is about the texture of play-doh.(neither crumbly or sticky)
Press the mixture, evenly, into a small baking, or casserole dish, about 9x7 or 9x9. Set aside.
Add the ingredients for the chocolate layer, to a microwave safe bowl.
Heat 30-60 seconds, to melt the chocolate. Stir to combine.
Using a rubber spatula, spread the chocolate, evenly, over the  peanut butter layer.
Refrigerate 30 minutes. Cut into fudge sized pieces, when the chocolate is firm.

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