Yet again: chocolate and peanut butter are making an appearance together on my blog. I can't help it: I love them with every fiber of my being. Separately they are amazing, yet together, they are magic. They speak to my heart, sweet messages of love. sigh...
I found this recipe on pinterest, had the ingredients and the desire so I made them. I kind of think that next time I might make them in a 9X9" pan rather than the 9X13; I felt like the cookie layer was too sparse on the top. I ate them anyway, don't misunderstand me. I just feel that might improve the perfection.
1 (18.25 oz) package plain yellow cake mix
1/2 c. butter, melted
1 c. creamy peanut butter
1 (12 oz) pkg. semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 (14 oz) can sweetened condensed milk
2 Tbsp. butter
2 tsp. vanilla
1. Preheat oven to 325.
2. Combine the cake mix, melted butter, peanut butter and eggs in a large bowl using a mixer or spoon. Press this into a 9X13" pan, reserving 1 1/2 c. of the mixture to crumble on top.
3. In a small pot, melt the chocolate chips, sweetened condensed milk, and 2 Tbsp. butter. Remove from heat and stir in the vanilla.
4. Spread chocolate mixture over the base and then crumble the 1 1/2 cups reserved cake mixture evenly on top.
5. Bake for 20-25 minutes. Cool completely before cutting into bars.