Last Friday I had an exceptionally busy day. I had work to do, a house to clean, groceries to shop for, dinner guests to entertain and cook for, and (completely separate from the dinner guests) my sister and her family were house guests for the weekend. For a girl who is lucky to get dressed in real clothes during the day, it was a lot.
I survived (with a couple hours of help from my babysitter--love her!). I got my work done, cleaned the house, bought the groceries (with both girls in tow), prepped food, showered, and actually "got ready"! This was all very exciting. I went with a pretty simple meal: grilled t-bones, hamburgers for the kids, baked potato wedges, salad, and watermelon. Yum!
My original plan for dessert was to buy some of that pre-made cheesecake filling, use a pre-made graham cracker crust, and plop some strawberries on top. Easy peasy. Unfortunately (or not) my grocery store doesn't carry that cheesecake filling stuff, so in the middle of the grocery store (again, girls in tow), I used my phone to track down a recipe I had read that morning in a blog. Mind you it was not a blog I subscribed to (I do now; it's fabulous!), and I had gotten to it from a maze of other blog links. After much searching, I was very happy to find the recipe and quickly picked up the ingredients.
And here it is: Confessions of a Cookbook Queen's Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars. No pictures from me, I'm afraid...I had a lot going on! But they are every bit as delicious as they look in the link. The middle layer has the consistency of those school lunch peanut butter bars (am I imagining these?) but, of course, these are a millions times better. Rich and dreamy. I followed the directions exactly, except I couldn't find the Minis the recipe called for, so I bought Miniatures and chopped them into quarters. The dinner guests, the house guests, and my family loved them. I hope yours does too!