I fancied a sweet treat and with a jar of peanut butter needing to be used, I drew up several ideas for sweet treats. Peanut butter cake, peanut butter blondies, peanut butter and jelly, peanut and banana sandwich; the list was endless. But, I decided that it was recipe that I bookmarked in Lorraine Pascale's Fast, Fresh and Easy for Peanut Butter Squares. It sounded so moreish, peanut butter and
chocolate, with digestive biscuits and sugar. Nom, nom, nom.
This dish is simple to make and I made sure it was even easier as I microwaved the chocolates in 30 second blasts, as I did with the butter. The rest, the food processor done for me. The taste is highly addictive, I couldn't stop at 2 or 3 squares, it didn't last a full 24 hours in my home.
Here are my Peanut Butter Squares turned out:
- 150g/5½oz butter
- 200g/7oz dark chocolate (at least 60% cocoa solids) or milk chocolate (or a mixture of both)
- 250g/9oz digestive biscuits
- 200g/7oz soft light brown sugar
- 300g/10½oz crunchy peanut butter
- 1 tsp vanilla extract