Wow, I can’t believe it is the last day of my official vacation. It has been good to get away from real life for a bit but I miss my regular baking and blogging. I promise to get back to that soon! Luckily, I have another amazing guest post today. My blog friends seem to know me so well and Alex from Yums and Loves is here with a delicious looking recipe for Nutter Butter Bars. Alex blogs about cooking, baking and life. Of course my favorite posts are all about the desserts: Sugar High Fridays, Funfetti Pound Cake, and Peanut Butter Wrapped Chocolate Cookies.
Hello Keep it Sweet readers! I’m Alex and I blog over at Yums and Loves. I like to write about all sorts of food, but also everyday life. I’ve been an avid reader of Lauren’s blog so I was thrilled to be writing for her! She has some great recipes and I love her writing. When I started thinking about a recipe to share with the Keep it Sweet readers I had several ideas. I knew I wanted to make a sweet dish, you just can’t beat a tasty treat. I decided to go with a combination that I know both Lauren and I love… peanut butter and chocolate!
I made a triple layer bar with chocolate, Nutter Butter cookies, and a whole lotta peanut butter! They were very easy to put together and almost a no-bake treat. The crust was simply crushed Nutter Butters with melted butter. Topped with a mixture of peanut butter and powdered sugar. The final layer is chocolate and you guessed it… more peanut butter! This will definitely suit your peanut butter and chocolate cravings. Easy to make….and so fun to eat!
Nutter Butter Bars
Makes one 9×13 pan
For the Crust:
one package Nutter Butter cookies
6 Tbsp melted butter
Preheat oven to 325.
Crush cookies in food processor until you have fine crumbs.
Combine cookie crumbs with melted butter.
Press into the bottom of a greased 9×13 pan.
Bake for 6 minutes.
Peanut butter filling:
1 cup peanut butter
2 cups powdered sugar
½ cup softened butter
1 tsp vanilla
Combine all ingredients using a hand mixer. Beat together until smooth.
Layer on top of cooled crust.
In your microwave melt 1 ½ cups chocolate chips and if you want even extra peanut butter flavor add a heaping spoonful of peanut butter!
Melt for 30 seconds, stir and continue in 30 second intervals until smooth.
Pour on top of your peanut butter layer.
Let completed bars sit for at least an hour to harden up.
I added a few mini Nutter Butters for garnish on top.
Serve to all your peanut butter and chocolate loving friends!
Thanks Lauren for letting me share a recipe with your readers. I had a great time writing for you….let’s do it again!