Monday, June 7, 2010

Match Monday: Peanut Butter Magic Bars

In my own words: People always say I'm a little over the top, but they also can't get enough of me!
For fun: I enjoy combining things to create something new and different, especially when the new creation turns out to be even better than each thing on its own.
Favorite things: Halloween, theme parties

If you can't handle intensity, I'm probably not your type!

Today's Match Monday treat was suggested by Guy-Who-Doesn't-Like-Kittens.*  You remember Guy-Who-Doesn't-Like-Kittens from last week's post.  His request was simple: he likes anything that includes these:

It took me a while to figure out why I like this treat so much, but I've finally put my finger on it: These bars know how to commit to a theme.

And if you know anything at all about me and Beck, you know that when we're given a theme for something, we take that theme to the extreme.

Case in point: Friend K had a "Little Kid Birthday Party" party a while back.  Did the invitation say anything about dressing up in little kid party dresses?  Nope.  Did Beck and I dress up anyway?  We sure did:
And we didn't even get funny looks on the subway.

But back to these bars.  It's a peanut butter party over here!

Peanut butter in cookie form? Check.

Peanut butter in bite-size candy form? Check.

Peanut butter in crispety, crunchety candy bar form? Check.

Peanut butter, regular peanut butter form?  Check.

And just to top it off, butter, chocolate chips, and sweetened condensed milk, because, well, those make everything better.

I'm calling these Peanut Butter Magic Bars because they are what you would get if you invited the classic Eagle Brand Magic Cookie Bars to a peanut-butter themed party.

So get your peanut butter party on! Costumes are optional, of course, but highly encouraged.

*Nicknames are my own.  I will never reveal usernames or any identifying information beyond what is already public on

Peanut Butter Magic Bars
adapted from Framed
Makes 48 bite sized bars
  • 1 16-ounce package Nutter Butter cookies, crushed
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 14 ounces sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 7 & 1/2 ounces peanut butter cups (about 25 miniature cups), coarsely chopped
  • 4 ounces Butterfinger candy bars (about 7 small candy bars), coarsely chopped
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips

1.  Preheat oven to 350°. Line a 13″x 9″ pan with parchment paper.

2.  Combine crushed cookies and butter. Press mixture into bottom of prepared pan. Bake for 6-8 minutes.

3.  Combine condensed milk, peanut butter, and vanilla, stirring until smooth. Set aside.

4.  Sprinkle chopped candy bars and chocolate morsels over crust. Drizzle condensed milk mixture over toppings.

5.  Bake for 25 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool in pan on wire rack. Using parchment, lift out of pan, and cut into bars.

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