Hello Peanut Butter and Chocolate lovers of the world. I am sharing a HEAVENLY recipe with you all today.
First lets talk about this weekend.
Any Big plans?
My birthday always falls on Memorial Day weekend, which is awesome because it feels like it is a whole weekend of celebration. We won’t go into the details of how old I am turning, but I am one of the few who loves turning a year older. Maybe because I am 5 years younger than my sweetheart, not really sure. ;) I love birthdays because, lets face it, sweets are ALWAYS part of the equation, and *usually* they are baked FOR you, not BY you ;) then again, that is not always true.
I am a huge sweet lover and how could one go wrong with peanut butter and chocolate?! Lets talk about this recipe, shall we?
The recipe begins with a Peanut Butter Cookie base. It is soft and cooked to perfection.
What happens next is probably my favorite part of this entire recipe. The Chocolate Truffle Frosting. It. Is. PHENOMENAL!
The frosting is whipped and creamed to light, airy perfection.
Each bite of this dessert is better than the last. These layers combine to truly make one unforgettable dessert.
- 1 cup butter, softened
- ⅔ peanut butter
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 2 eggs
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- 3½ cups flour
- 1 teaspoon soda
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1 cup softened butter
- 11.5 ounce bag semi- sweet chocolate chips
- ½ cup heavy cream
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 4 cups powdered sugar
- ¼ cup cocoa powder
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- In a large mixing bowl, cream butter and peanut butter together. Add both sugars and beat again. Add eggs and vanilla. Add flour, soda and salt and mix until combined.
- Press dough onto a cookie sheet and bake for 15 to 17 minutes or until bars are golden brown.
- In a small microwavable add chocolate chips and ¼ of the whipping cream. Melt in 30 second incriminates, stirring between each increment, until chocolate is smooth.
- In a separate bowl, beat butter, slowly add melted chocolate mixture and continue beating. Add vanilla, powdered sugar, cocoa, salt. Beat on low. Slowly add the rest of the whipping cream and beat until smooth.
- Spread over cooled peanut butter bars and garnish with peanuts.