Friday, February 17, 2012

Belated Promise

I'm a little late with this post.  I promised pictures and recipe of my husband's Valentine day cookies.  These are his absolute favorite.  He had a good laugh when he saw his card and these cookies in a cute Valentine day box.  If you try the recipe let me know what you think.  Just be warned, they are absolutely delish and sure to put a smile on your face and extra weight on your booty!

Peanut Butter Squares
Recipe from Kathleen's Bake Shop Cookbook (one of my favorites)
3/4 cup firmly packed dark-brown sugar
1 pound (3 cups) confectioners' sugar
1/2 cup butter, softened
2 cups smooth peanut butter
2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
1 tablespoon butter

In a large bowl, and using an electric mixer, beat first four ingredients together until smooth and well blended.  Pat into ungreased 151/2 by 101/2 by 1 inch pan.  Roll flat on top with rolling pin.

Melt chocolate chips and 1 tablespoon butter in the top of a double boiler.  Spread over peanut butter mixture and cut into squares while chocolate is still warm and soft.

Chill for 15 minutes (if you can wait that long) and remove from pan.  These can last in the refrigerator for weeks. 
 Yield 40 2-inch squares

They taste better than a Reese's Peanut Butter Cup!  Enjoy!

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1 comment:

  1. Wow, these look so delicious...thanks for posting the recipe!! I am definitely going to have to try them :)