Sunday, February 27, 2011
Deliciousness in bar form
These are the only words to describe the bars that I made on Sunday afternoon.
I had spotted this recipe over on How Sweet It is months ago and had been meaning to make them. I finally got around to it and boy am I glad that I did. They literally have everything you could want in a bar, brownies, chocolate, peanut butter, peanuts, and of course reese's peanut butter cups. I modified the original recipe because that's just what I do. I try not to eat high fructose corn syrup, which is unfortunately found in Rice Krispies, so I used puffed millet instead. This probably changes the texture a little but it was still GREAT. I could have also used brown rice krispies, but I was not about to spend $4 on a box of cereal. I also used dark chocolate instead of milk chocolate, because seriously it's WAY better!
I urge you to make these the first chance you get. You will be happy, your waistline may not. But hey spring is right around the corner so you'll get outside for that run soon enough ;)
adapted from HowSweetItIts
1 recipe brownies (I used No Pudge Fudge...it's fat free!)
1/2 cup peanuts
1 cup Reese's Miniature Peanut Butter Cups, chopped (I choose to use dark chocolate ones)
1 Tbsp butter
1 cup peanut butter
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 cup Puffed Millet
Prepare brownies as directed on box in a 9x13 inch pan. Once baked sprinkle with peanuts and peanut butter cups, return to over for approximately 4-6 minutes to melt the pb cups slightly. While that is in the oven melt the butter, peanut butter and chocolate chips in a saucepan. Once melted stir in the puffed millet. Don't forget the pan of brownies in the OVEN!!! Pour the puffed millet mixture over the brownies, being careful not to move the peanuts and pb cups around too much. Spread evenly in pan. Refrigerate for 2 hours, or if you're impatient like myself freeze until solid and then EAT!
For those of you who have not had barley you MUST! It becomes really creamy, and I only cooked it in water! Check this site out for recipes and also to learn all of the health benefits from it: