Happy Saturday, dear friends! :o)
Firstly, I'm so honored to share that the incredible ladies at Cooking With Cricut loved my Sowing Seeds of Love card and named me a Top Chef! I am ecstatic and over the moon with joy. It always feels extra amazing upon discovering a card was so well received. Thank you so much! :o)
Secondly, a brief update! I feel awful that my blog has not been terribly active the past couple of weeks. I've been so drained and exhausted from busy-beeness, stress, and injury issues that I've been unable to get much done. I miss being able to visit everyone on a daily basis, and of course miss sharing my own creations. It appears as though I'm nearly over the hump, so I hope to be back in the crafty zone super soon! I'll be heading away for a mini weekend getaway in a couple short hours, so I'm sure that'll help ease some pains. Plus, tonight is the Josh Groban concert and I'm fairly certain that it will fix everything. ;) Hehe! Love and hugs to all who have sent me encouraging messages during this down time. I *heart* you!
Thankfully I have a quick little recipe to share with you, so not all is lost this week! This is one of those desserts you can make speedy-like and enjoy a mere 30 minutes later. It's ideal for those busy days when you still want to make a homemade treat for everyone (or just yourself... I won't tell!). Perfectly in tune with the past couple of weeks, this picture was taken in such a rush that it's from my phone as opposed to my lovely camera. My "food styling" consisted of shoving aside anything too distracting and hoping for the best. ;) That's just how life can be, right?
I give you.... Peanut Butter Cup Bars! (Essentially a giant Reese's PB cup!)
These are SO delicious... and with how quickly it comes together, I was originally amazed at how authentic they taste. To be honest, once I started making these I sort of stopped eating the actual Reese's PB Cups. I kid you not! These are just that tasty... and easy.
Peanut Butter Cup Bars
Yield: 16 bars
½ cup unsalted butter
1¾ cups powdered sugar
1 cup smooth peanut butter
¾ cup graham cracker crumbs
¼ cup unsalted butter
½ cup milk chocolate chips (or chopped chocolate)
Line an 8x8-inch square pan with foil, leaving enough to hang over the sides. Butter the foil and set aside.
In a medium saucepan, melt the ½ cup of unsalted butter over low heat. Once melted, remove from heat and stir in the powdered sugar until smooth. Stir in the peanut butter and graham cracker crumbs until completely combined and smooth. Spread the peanut butter mixture into the prepared pan and smooth the top.
In the now-empty saucepan, melt the ¼ cup of unsalted butter. Add the chocolate and stir until almost completely melted. Remove from heat and continue stirring until completely melted. Pour the melted chocolate over the peanut butter layer and smooth into an even layer.
Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes to set. Using the foil overhangs, remove from the pan and place on a cutting board. Use a pizza cutter to slice into 16 bars. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
Source: Brown Eyed Baker
Thank you so much for swinging by today! I hope to be back super dooper soon with a heartfelt creation that sparkles all over the place. :o) Have a gorgeous weekend, my sweet friends!