Sunday, March 22, 2009

Tasting Chocolate in a Heavenly Bar pg 162

Are you a Chocoholic? Craving something very indulgent with a hint of salt? Then this recipe is for you. Margaret Baker made these delicious bars for our February League meeting and they were devoured. Take a look at the ingredients and you will understand.

Chocolate Peanut Treats

2 cups (12 oz) semisweet chocolate chips
2 cups (12 oz) butterscotch chips
1 jar (18 oz) creamy peanut butter
1 cup (2 sticks) butter
1 can (5 oz) evaporated milk
1/4 cup vanilla pudding and pie filling mix
2 packages (1 lb) confectioners sugar
1 lb salted peanuts

Combine the chocolate chips and butterscotch chips in a double boiler over simmering water. Cook until blended, stirring frequently. Add the peanut butter and stir until smooth. Spread half the chocolate chip mixture in a greased 10 X 15 inch baking pan. Chill until firm. (Isn't this easy)
Bring the butter, evaporated milk and pudding mix to a boil in a saucepan. Cook for 2 minutes, stirring constantly. Remove from the heat and beat in the confectioners sugar until smooth. Spread over the chilled layer. Stir the peanuts into the remaining chocolate chip mixture and spread over the prepared layers. (Now you can lick the spoon) Chill until firm and cut into 2 inch squares. Makes 20 pieces. Yummmmm.