Sunday, September 4, 2011

PEANUT BUTTER DREAM BARS


WELL, IT'S WEEK 4 OF 3 BUBBLY BAKERS AND IT WAS MY TURN TO PICK! IT SHOULD BE NO SURPRISE TO YOU THAT I CHOSE A RECIPE INCLUDING PEANUT BUTTER, CHOCOLATE AND OREOS! SORT OF LIKE HOMEMADE PEANUT BUTTER CUPS MEET OREOS! OREOS NOT YOUR THING? THAT'S OKAY....THE ORIGINAL RECIPE CALLS FOR BUTTER COOKIES OR CHOCOLATE CHIP SO YOU CAN BE CREATIVE! THESE BARS ARE EXACTLY AS DELICIOUS AS THEY SOUND. ALSO VERY SIMPLE! HOPE YOU TRY THEM SOON. CHECK OUT MY FELLOW BUBBLY BAKERS AT BITE ME BAKERY AND KELLY'S TASTY TREATS TO SEE THEIR PICTURES AND REVIEWS, TOO!!!! XO

PEANUT BUTTER DREAM BARS:

Crust-We found it necessary to double the ingredients below!

8 Butter OR chocolate chip cookies (I used Oreos-IF U DO, DECREASE  BUTTER BY A SMIDGE)

1/4 c  Salted butter; melted 



Chocolate layers

2 1/2 c  Milk choc chips (15 oz)



Peanut butter filling:

1 1/2 c  Creamy peanut butter

1/2 c  Salted butter; softened

3 c  Confectioners' sugar

2 tsp Pure vanilla extract



*Crush cookies until finely ground in food 
processor.  
Add butter & mix. Press crumb mixture into 
bottom 
of 8x8 baking pan & bake 10 mins. at 325 F. 
Cool to room 
temperature. Melt chocolate. 
Pour half into pan & smooth evenly over c
rust. 
Place pan in refrigerator. Keep remaining choc warm. 
*Blend peanut 
butter & butter together until smooth 
using electric mixer. Slowly beat in c
onfectioners' sugar & 
vanilla. Beat until smooth. 
Spread mixture over 
chilled chocolate layer. 
Pour remaining warm chocolate over top & spread 
s
moothly. 
Chill in refrigerator one hour. Yields 24-36 bars.



22 comments:

Kirsteen said...

I love oreos and any dessert which incorporates them sounds good to me. Well done:) they look delish!

The Better Baker said...

What an amazing creation! I love it!

Erin said...

Oh my goodness. I can't get past how heavenly that first picture looks. If I just sit and stare at it will these bars just magically appear? ;)

DANIELLE-HUGS and COOKIES XOXO said...

ERIN-I WILL TRY TO SEND U ONE-LET ME KNOW IF IT APPEARS! LOL THANKS BETTER BAKER & KIRSTEEN!!!

Anonymous said...

what size pan?

DANIELLE-HUGS and COOKIES XOXO said...

8X8

Veronica said...

These look unbelievably creamy! Oh dear, these could REALLY get me into trouble. >:)

DANIELLE-HUGS and COOKIES XOXO said...

OH VERONICA U R THE FUNNIEST!!

Sanghamitra Bhattacherjee(Mukherjee) said...

Fantastic recipe! It looks so yummy. Thanks for sharing. Hope to see you on my blog:)

Kalynn Little said...

What do I line 8x8 pan with? How do I make these that they come out nicely and not stuck to pan? Also it says under crust about doubling ingredients? Is that all ingredients or only certain ones?

DANIELLE said...
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DANIELLE said...

only the crust needs to be doubled

Kalynn Little said...

Will it all fit in the 8x8 pan though its doubles?

DANIELLE said...

YES BC ONLY DOUBLING CRUST

Kalynn Little said...

This doesn't look right. What can I do to make it smooth like it said I already put vanilla and sugar in ...
Looks sorta like small balls

DANIELLE said...

HMMM, DID U FOLLOW THE RECIPE EXACTLY?

Kalynn Little said...

I sent you a picture of it but yes. Since on my phone the recipe is separated a lot but I used electric mixer for the part for mixing the sugar PB and vanilla. I mixed by hand soften butter and PB.

Kalynn Little said...

is there anything i can do to make it the way it is suppose to without starting over again?

DANIELLE said...

was your butter soft? if you are sure u used the right measurements, I would continue to beat it with the mixer until smooth.

Kalynn Little said...

yes butter was soft a little was melted on accident though : / positive i used the right measurements. and i will continue to beat it until its smooth... but what if i cont and it does not get smooth is there anything i can do to fix? (hate wasting stuff)

DANIELLE said...

try more peanut butter but if measurements r right then it should get smooth. i have made this many times. good luck!

Kalynn Little said...

okay thank you. i also sent a picture of it to your email... thought it would help but thank you hope it turns out right thanks again sorry to be a pest i dont really bake... first time by myself :/

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