Normally my desire to eat baked goods precedes the desire to bake them. This last week, the opposite happened. I kept passing my mixer in the kitchen thinking that it looked lonely and needed to be put to work. I knew my friend Hannah was coming over last night, so yesterday I started looking on Pinterest for something for us to bake. That’s how I came across this dangerous dessert.
Brian is a total chocolate and peanut butter junkie. When I showed him these there was pretty much no going back. Hannah and I had lots of fun making them… except I when misread the recipe. You make them by layering a peanut butter/ cake mix mixture with a chocolate and coconut mixture. Well, I saw stick of butter on the recipe and put the whole stick in with the peanut butter part, not realizing that I only needed two of the eight tablespoons in that portion! I figured “oh well, what’s a little extra butter?” and kept on going, and adjusted by adding only about three tablespoons to the chocolate part, netting only an extra 3 tablespoons of butter. That’s not so bad.
Well, after dinner and two of these bars, this happened:
Brian and I were both falling asleep at our computers. I’m blaming it on the butter.
Clearly I’m not too worried about it, because you better believe that after a long day at school I made a beeline for that 9 x 13. If you’re looking for a sweet fix, I highly recommend these babies (originally called Peanut Butter Chocolate Bars.) Just maybe use the recommended amount of butter.