Tuesday, May 6, 2008


I have rules about dessert.
#1-You HAVE to eat one every night after dinner. Because of this rule, I hate eating at Chinese restaurants. No dessert! Why even waste your time eating there. If I'm forced to eat at this kind of a restaurant, I put Resses Peanut Butter Cups in my purse. I'm not kidding.

#2-You NEVER eat the same dessert two nights in a row. The only exception to this rule is birthday cake. You know, the kind you buy at the grocery store with piles of lard frosting on top. You don't throw that kind of deliciousness away. Ever. I could bathe in that frosting. Again, I'm not kidding. Because of this rule, I never save any of the dessert I have made--and I usually bake a new dessert every night. Whatever is remaining, just goes in the trash. Tomorrow there will be something more enticing to eat.

So, now that you know the rules....I will tell you that I broke one last night. It's so rare that I break a dessert rule, that Todd was just shocked, and he vocalized his awe. I actually saved a dessert. The peanut butter bars pictured above. Saved. I still can't believe I did it AND that I might actually eat it again tonight! The world must be coming to an end, because this just doesn't happen....

This dessert is so divine. The recipe is from my cousin Rebecca. Bake some, and feel the love that sugar can bring:


1/2 C. butter
1/2 C. peanut butter
1/2 C. sugar
1/2 C. brown sugar
1 egg
1 C. oatmeal
1/2 t. soda
1/4 t. salt
1 t. vanilla
1 C. flour
1 container of chocolate frosting

Cream butter, sugars, egg. Add remaining ingredients until mixed thoroughly.
Butter and flour a 9x9 pan. Spread mixture into pan. Don't let mixture touch the edges of the pan (it puffs up too high when you bake it).
Bake at 375 degrees for 15-20 minutes. (I underbake just a bit, because I like it more creamy and gooey).
Let cool slightly. Then spread a thin layer of peanut butter on top.
Cool slightly again.
Heat frosting in microwave for 40 seconds. Stir. Pour on top of peanut butter. I use about 3/4 the container of frosting. You can use less or more.


Anonymous said...

You made this for us when we came to Houston. It was GROSS!!!!
(Just kidding)
I loved it ans I'm so glad to have the recipe.

Quelly said...

she's not kidding about putting the peanut butter cups in her purse when she goes to a Chinese Restaurant.

Truth be told, she never kids about anything having to do with dessert.