Saturday, June 18, 2011

Sinfully Good Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars

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!


  1. Congratulations on a job well done!

    Do these bars rank up there with the Wiliams Sonoma pumpkin bars? John and my mom love pb & chocolate so I'll have to try the recipe sometime.

  2. Thanks :) Yes, I think if they're a fan of chocolate and peanut butter you should make them. They are super rich but VERY YUMMY! I'm thinking of trying donuts for the 4th!

  3. Thanks for the recipe. I made them for Chelsie's birthday since she loves chocolate and peanut butter. I saved a few for myself. I cut them small since they're kind of rich and then ate three at one sitting!!

  4. I'm making these tonight for a party tomorrow. I'll let you know how they turn out. Lindsey