Sunday, November 21, 2010

A new recipe from my friend Ellen!

Triple Layer Peanut Butter Bars

BASE
1 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
3/4 cup creamy peanut butter
1/2  cup Crisco
3 Tbsp milk
1 Tbsp vanilla
1 egg
1 3/4 cup flour
3/4 tsp baking soda
3/4 tsp salt
PEANUT BUTTER LAYER
1 1/2 cup powder sugar
2 Tbsp peanut butter
1 Tbsp crisco
3 Tbsp milk
CHOCOLATE GLAZE
2 squares (1 ounce each) unsweetened baking chocolate
2 Tbsp crisco
1. For Base, place brown sugar, peanut butter, shortening, milk and vanilla in a large bowl. Beat with electric mixer until well blended. Add egg, beat just until blended. Add the flour, baking soda and salt, beat at low speed just until blended. Press mixture into bottom of a 9×13 greased pan. Bake at 350 for 18 to 20 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean. Do not overbake, Cool completely.
2.  For Peanut Butter Layer, place powder sugar, peanut butter, shortening and milk in medium bowl and blend until smooth. Spread over base and refrigerate 30 minutes.
3. For Chocolate Glaze, place chocolate and shortening in a small microwave-safe bowl. Microwave for 1-2 minutes or until shinny and soft. stir until smooth. Cool slightly. Spread over peanut butter layer. Refrigerate about 1 hour or until glaze sets. Let stand at room tempature for 15 mintues before serving.
Makes about 2 dozen bars

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