Chocolate Oreo Peanut Butter Bars

in the kitchen katherine bodmer

I think that these will be a new favourite dessert to make for lunch or dinner with friends, or even just as a tea time snack. David may even request I make them as an anytime snack.

I found the recipe on Julia’s website, http://www.savorytooth.com and edited it a little bit. What I really like about it that it’s so quick and easy to make.

Here’s how to make these yummy Chocolate Oreo Peanut Butter Bars.

Ingredients

For the bottom Oreo crust:

  • 1 x box of Oreos (about 21 Oreo cookies)
  • 6 tablespoons butter

For the middle peanut butter filling:

  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1.5 cups crunchy peanut
  • 1/2 cup icing sugar

For the top chocolate topping:

  • 2 tablespoons crunchy peanut butter
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips, (I chopped up a big slab of dark chocolate for this)
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream, (I used normal cream)

Instructions

  1. Make the Oreo crust: Line an 8×8 inch baking dish, (20 x 20cm) with foil and butter the sides and bottom. Add Oreos to a food processor and pulse until finely crushed. Using a large mixing bowl, melt butter in a microwave. Add crushed Oreos and mix well. Distribute over the baking dish, pressing it flat over the bottom of the baking dish. Place in the freezer while you work on the next step.
  2. Make the peanut butter filling: Using a large mixing bowl, melt butter in a microwave. Add peanut butter and sugar. Mix well. Distribute the mixture over the crust. Place in the freezer again while you work on the next step.
  3. Make the chocolate topping: Add chocolate chips and peanut butter to a large mixing bowl that is heatproof (like glass). Place heavy whipping cream in a small saucepan over medium-low heat, and bring to a simmer. Then pour the cream over the chocolate chips and peanut butter. Mix until completely smooth. Pour this chocolate mix over the filling in the baking dish, spreading evenly. Cover and refrigerate overnight or at least a few hours.
  4. Serving: Lift up the sides of the foil to remove from the baking dish. Cut into squares.

Happy baking.

xKx

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