Sunday, October 11, 2009

Chocolate-Peanut Butter Bars

I'm very behind on my blog posting. And even more behind on my blog reading. At last count, Google Reader informed me that I have 638 postings to catch up on. I'll get there. I will.

Anyway, I saw a commercial on TV this weekend about how the scariest part of Halloween is giving away your Reese's. And you know what? They're totally right. The hubby and I have been on a Reese's kick lately. We can't seem to get enough peanut butter and chocolate. So today I made some chocolate-peanut butter bars, in the hopes that it will make me feel better when I eat the last of the hubby's candy.

This recipe is based on a Kraft recipe that I saw recently, except I modified the ingredients slightly and made up my own instructions. The recipe as listed was completely implausible. I think they needed to save on space, so they just threw it together. So I just threw THIS version together. So there.

Chocolate-Peanut Butter Bars
Makes 16-20

1 chocolate cake mix (2-layer size)
1 3.9-oz. pkg. instant chocolate pudding mix
1 stick butter, melted
1/2 c. milk
1 c. creamy peanut butter
1 1/2 c. chocolate chips

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 9x13 pan with cooking spray.

2. Combine cake mix, pudding mix, butter, and milk.

3. Using a spatula or your hands, spread half the mixture in the pan. (It will be thick, sort of like cookie dough.)

4. Bake 10 minutes. Let cool on rack 10 minutes.

5. Spread peanut butter over crust layer. Top with half the chocolate chips.

6. Drop remaining batter over top. I sort of flattened mine and pieced it together over the peanut butter. Top with remaining chocolate chips.

7. Bake 15 minutes. Let cool before serving.


Palidor said...

That looks awesome! Maybe now it won't be so scary to give away those peanut butter cups!

Sweet and Savory said...

That looks too good to be true. I want some now.

Anonymous said...

Mmm. That burnt sandwich you made in the kitchen smells so good. What's your secret?

angelinthekitchen said...

It's a little method I call "Crank the burner and walk away." Thanks for sharing, honey!

Sophie said...

MMMMMMMMMMMM,.....this looks so delectable!!

pigpigscorner said...

wow this looks amazing!