Gettin' My Bake On
I haven't had a working oven for about two weeks. To you this may not seem like a big deal, but for me it was close to a national tragedy. So, that sweet, little appliance fixin' man finally made it to my house and the oven now works better than it ever did. How about that? In honor of this prestigious event, I decided to make some ever so delectable cookie bars.
You know, the kind with peanut butter, heath bar chips and REAL butter. Oh yes....yes, I did.
I made an enormous batch. I also decided to share with the rest of my family. That's just the kind of Farmchick I am, you know.
Copious amounts of milk are required to eat this delightful concoction.
Here is the recipe, straight from the Magnolia Bakery itself.
Peanut Butter Heath Bar Brownies
1/1/2 cups (3 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
1 1/2 cups smooth peanut butter
2 1/2 cups sugar
3 large eggs, room temperature
2 tablespoons vanilla extract
3 cups self-rising flour
1 cups peanut butter chips
3 tablespoons heavy cream
4 coarsely chopped heath Bars or chocolate covered toffee bars ( about 1 cup)
1/2 cup finely chopped unsalted peanuts
Preheat oven to 325 degrees
Grease and flour a 12x18 - inch jelly roll pan
In a large bowl, beat together the butter and the peanut butter until fluffy. Add the sugar and beat until smooth. Add the eggs and the vanilla extract and mix well. Add the flour and beat until well incorporated. Spread the batter evenly into prepared pan. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until a cake tester inserted into center of pan comes out with moist crumbs attached. Cool to room temperature.
To prepare the topping: In a small saucepan over medium heat, melt the peanut butter chips and the cream, stirring until smooth. Drizzle the peanut butter mixture decoratively over the cooled blondies. Sprinkle the Heath Bars and the peanuts on top.
Allow to cool to room temperature, or over night, before cutting and serving.
**Yes, I cheated! I took the baked blondies out of the over, sprinkled the peanut butter ships on top and allowed them to melt. Then, I sprinkled the Heath Bar chips on top. I didn't even add the peanuts. Still, totally awesome. **
It's an order!