Wednesday, August 20, 2008

A Day in the Life...

My day had been going by, quite uneventfully. A morning jog around the Schmeekle Reserve, a trip to the grocery store (needed a new jar of peanut butter, as you can see), a quick easy lunch (warm french roll with Havarti Cheese - mmmmm) and then making a new recipe. And now my day is fantastic and wonderful and I have a recipe that will be with me until, well, until I have a heart attack from eating too many of these bars!!!

Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge Crunch


6 ounces semisweet chocolate chips

2 sticks + 1 tablespoon salted butter

1-16 ounce jar creamy peanut butter

3 cups crispy rice cereal

1 teaspoon salt

2 cups confectioners' sugar

Directions: 1. Line an 8-inch square baking pan with heavy duty foil. In a medium saucepan, melt half of the chocolate and 1 tablespoon of butter over low heat. Remove from heat; stir in 1 cup peanut butter, then 2 cups rice cereal. Spread mixture evenly in the prepared pan; refrigerate until set, about 15 mins. Wash out the saucepan. 2. In saucepan, combine remaining 2 sticks of butter and salt; melt over medium heat, stirring. Remove from heat and stir in remaining peanut butter and confectioners' sugar. Spread half of the peanut butter mixture over the cereal layer. Top with remaining 1 cup cereal, pressing cereal into peanut butter layer. 3. In a small bowl, microwave remaining chocolate at medium power until melted, 1 ½ minutes. Stir into the remaining peanut butter mixture. Spread evenly on the cereal-topped peanut butter layer; refrigerate until set, about 45 minutes. 4. Cut into 16 pieces and enjoy!


Jim and Jenn King said...

Once again I have to clean the drool off my computer screen....I wish they would invent a screen I can just reach through to grab your amazing desserts!

Ann Galbraith said...

Yep, I think I'm going to the grocery store myself today...