To prepare for Peanut Butter Week I spent hours and hours in the kitchen getting new recipes ready to feature. Unfortunately one of the weeks I was baking I decided to “eat healthy” I had a fun girls trip coming up and I wanted to look and feel my best! So I called my husband and told him that I had made 2 different kinds of cookies and these bars and needed him and his co-wookers to become my taste testers for the day! He did not mind one bit and I got some good reviews back! Plus I didn’t have to cheat and could still eat healthy that day! Win Win in my book! After my husband told me the reviews from his co-workers he said but my favorite were the “chocolate bar things” and lets face it…my husbands opinion matters the most! So with that said I will be making these over and over again to make my husband a happy man!
I used Peanut Butter & Co’s Dark Chocolate Dreams. And it was absolutely amazing in them! Perfect contribution for our Peanut Butter Week! You are going to want to make these ASAP.
Salted Chocolate-Peanut Butter Bars
1 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup sugar
3/4 cup powdered sugar
1 Tablespoon vanilla
2 1/4 cup flour
1/2 (16 oz) container of Dark Chocolate Dreams
Preheat oven to 325 degrees. In a mixing bowl cream together butter and sugar until fluffy. Add vanilla. Sift flour and then slowly add to the mixture. Grab a 9×9 pan and spray with cooking spray. Take 1/2 of the dough and press firmly in the bottom of the pan. Bake for 20 minutes or until lightly golden brown. Set aside and let cool for about 10 minutes. Grab the Dark Chocolate Dreams and spoon on to the dough. Let sit for a few minutes so it starts to melt a little so it becomes easier to spread and then spread it all over. Grab the remaining dough and crumble it into small pieces. Evenly place it all over in the Dark Chocolate Dreams. Place back in the oven and cook for another 25-27 minutes or until the edges start to get golden brown. Once it is done cooking grab the sea salt and gently sprinkle it all over evenly. Then let them sit for a few minutes and then place in the fridge to let it cool even more before you cut it.
Then sit down and try to eat only 1 of them!