Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Reeses Bars To Die For

This recipe is TO DIE FOR!  You must try it!!  I got it from Melanie over at The Sweet Life.  I originally pined it (if you don't follow me you should!!) and decided it was a must for the summer.  This was my 3rd time making these.  The first time and last time they were wonderful...the middle time they got cooked just a little too long.  They were like an over-cooked cookie on the top and bottom.  So here's the recipe:
Peanut Butter Cup Bars
16 Squares
1/2 c butter, softened
1/2 c packed brown sugar
1/4 c sugar
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla
1 1/4 c flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1 c graham cracker crumbs
16 peanut butter cups (regular size)
1 1/2 c marshmallow fluff (hard to measure, doesn't need to be exact)
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.  I followed Melanie's suggestion of putting parchment paper on the bottom of an 8x8 pan and then rubbed the leftover butter from from the wrapper of the sick of butter you will use on the parchment paper.
In a large mixing bowl, combine butter and sugars until smooth.  Add egg and vanilla until combined.  Make sure to scrape down the bowl and add flour, baking powder, salt, and graham cracker crumbs.  Mix on low until combined.
Spread 2/3 of the dough into the pan.  It is a very sticky dough, so I buttered up my fingers and pushed it into the pan that way.  Take your peanut butter cups and push them into the layer of dough.  Next, take your marshmallow fluff and spread a thin layer on top of the dough/peanut butter cup layer.  *For the batch I have pictured, I didn't have much marshmallow left, so you won't see much marshmallow. 
Finally, take the remaining dough and spread it over the top as best as possible.  Here is what mine looked like pre-baked.  Bake 30mins (or less) until the edges just barley begin to brown.  It will be chewy on top if it bakes any more then that.
Let cool and cut into bars.  They will be the best to eat the next day.  It gives the layers a chance to set a bit.  Still good warm, just pretty soft.  

PS...don't forget to lick the beater...super yummy dough!!  (if you're ok with raw dough)

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