Thursday, September 23, 2010

Peanutty Gooey Bars

Any harried mom, racing thru the grocery store with four kids trying to get finished before the baby wakes up hollering, would see this package on the shelf....
toss it into her cart, narrowly missing beaning the 3 yr old in the head, and reasonably think she purchased butterscotch chips, right? Wrong.

I was disgusted and bummed out when I got home and realized that instead of butterscotch chips, instead I bought a mixture of peanut butter and milk chocolate chips. So much for those 7 layer bars I was craving.

Come on Nestle, get with the program!! Help us frazzled folks out and don't make similar packaging for different products. Who has time to sit and study the packaging, it's all about grabbing what looks right and tossing it in. No need to spend any more time than necessary in the grocery store. (Have you ever stopped to think about how much time a person spends grocery shopping? Don't, it's not worth it.)

Alas, it's all ends well. I pulled out the chips today to make cookies, but instead the Peanutty Gooey Bars caught my eye. Sounds deadly, doesn't it.

Here's the recipe:
2 cups graham cracker crumbs (the original recipe calls for chocolate graham crackers but the thought of that gives me a bout of the dry heaves.)
1/2 cup butter, melted
1/3 cup sugar
Mix together and press into the bottom of a 9x13 pan.

1 cup morsels
1 can sweetened condensed milk
1 tsp vanilla
Microwave 1 minute. Stir until smooth, microwaving an additional 15 seconds at a time if needed. Pour over crust.Chop up 1 cup peanuts. (This picture is to console myself that I can't get a good picture of the finished bars, but heck, I can take a close up of peanuts. So there.)

Mix peanuts and remaining morsels and sprinkle on top of bars.
Bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes or until edges are bubbly.

Try not to devour the whole pan in one sitting. ;)


Teresa Kline aka va.sunshine said...

these sound yummy, thanks for sharing the recipe...have a super weekend!

enjoy *~*

Twisted Beading said...

oh wow, will definitely try this recipe. Thanks for sharing. Your article was hilarious to read.

ViKotas said...

my (grown) daughter is crazy for p.butter cookies...thanks for the recipe