I try to eat healthy most of the time. Really I do. I’ve also heard time and time again that moderation is key to a healthy diet, which means its OK to indulge in a cookie or ice cream or some other super rich baked good so long as I don’t overdo it.
I believe in moderation, I’m just not very good at it just yet.
Mostly because of ridiculously amazing desserts like these….
Are you drooling yet? (If not, it’s just because of my sub-par photography skills (they’re a work in progress!), not because of the drool-worthy status of these bars) I found this recipe on The girl who ate everything blog and before I knew what was happening I found myself standing over the KitchenAid with a spoonful of peanut butter dough in hand and chocolate smeared across my knuckles. Sooo good. And sooooo rich, which is kinda my thing.
Peanut Butter Chocolate Bars (Danger!)
- 1 package plain yellow cake mix 18.25
- 1/2 cup butter melted
- 1 cup creamy peanut butter
- 2 eggs
- 1 package semi-sweet chocolate chips 12 oz
- 1 can sweetened condensed milk 14 ounce
- 2 Tablespoons butter
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- 1 cup coconut I opted against the coconut
Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
Combine cake mix, melted butter, peanut butter, and eggs in a large bowl using a mixer or spoon. Press this into a 9X13 pan reserving 1 1/2 cup of the mixture to crumble on top.
In a small pot, melt chocolate chips, sweetened condensed milk, and butter. Remove from heat and stir in the vanilla (and coconut if using).
Spread chocolate mixture over the mixture pressed in the pan and then crumble the 1 1/2 cups of reserved cake mixture on top evenly.
Bake for 20-25 minutes. Cool completely before cutting into bars.