Hmmm, I seem to be on a bit of a peanut butter chocolate bend these last few posts. So I will make sure to switch it up for the next one. These 3 layer bars are definitely not for the faint of heart as it is a combination of all things sweet. Although upon sampling a few I must say I didn’t get that ‘OMG my teeth hurt from all the sugar’ I was sort of expecting. These treats are layered with chocolate crumbs, toffee bits, white chocolate chips, butterscotch chips and chocolate melted with whipping cream.
Entertainment Tonight was on while I was prepping for these bars and I am not sure about you but isn’t this Kim & Kanye stuff just a little too much. I mean how much money do you have to spend to convince the world you are in love. If you are really in love do you spend all your energy convincing everyone else you are? Seems to me you are so busy being in the lovey dovey stage everyone knows you are over the moon in love. I know the media gets blamed for snapping photos, etc. but did photographers sneak into the venue or were they allowed in to make sure this event was splashed all over the world. It is so out of proportion with what they actually do. It’s not as if they are out saving the world or finding a cure for rare childhood diseases or even bringing attention to the plight of the homeless (although to be fair I’m sure they do give to charity).
For a man who is supposed to be so private Kanye certainly knew what he was doing when he released the photo of Kim in that shockingly horrible white swimsuit…if a photo of my butt looking that huge got out I’d be mortified. I think the point of the photo and his comments were to convince us that he really is heterosexual. His voice is a little high pitched for my liking, but hey, that’s just my opinion. It all seems way to staged and showy. What a waste of time and money especially when we all know the odds of this union standing the test of time are slim to none. ( Yes, I do realize we all need our entertainment and something to watch but I prefer the Real Housewife sagas.) Do you honestly think 3 times will be the charm for Kimmy. Perhaps this show of commitment and love takes the spotlight off the 2 disintegrating marriages in the Kardashian/Jenner family and keeps the revenue pouring in. But to look at their extravagant spending in a ‘the jar is half full’ frame of mind they sure did have to spend a lot of money on all the little people to make their magic moments happen. And I suppose those thousands and milliions in turn fuel the economy, right. So I guess really it is a win win. I get to complain about them, you can be entertained by them and the U.S. economy gets a little kick start.
Well, it is time for my extravagant evening to begin with my sweet treat and a cup of tea.
1/2 cup butter melted
1 tablespoon sugar
1 1/2 cups chocolate cookie crumbs
1 cup toffee bits
9 x 9 square pan lined with parchment
Combine all of the ingredients except the toffee chips and spread into prepared pan. Bake in 350F oven for about 12 minutes and remove from oven. Sprinkle toffee chips over top and let cool.
Combine 2 tablespoons of custard powder, 1/2 cup of butterscotch chips, 1 cup of white chocolate chips and 1 cup of peanut butter. Combine and melt together, either in microwave or over double boiler.
Spread over chilled base and smooth. Return to fridge to firm up.
1/2 cup whipping cream
1 1/2 cups chocolate chips (I used dark chocolate chips)
Heat whipping cream to almost boiling and pour over chocolate. Let sit a couple of minutes then stir until smooth. Spread over bars.
Chill. Cut into squares and enjoy.
Mmm, look at that yummy crunchy peanut butter in between. Yum!
If you like toss a handle of whole or roasted peanuts on top of the filling after baking then top with the chocolate layer or even just chocolate drizzle.