I decided to throw together some last minute cookie bars, and I seriously considered a repeat of the Coconut Chocolate Chip Bars. But my chocolate cravings got the best of me, and with the presence of cocoa powder, mint chocolate chips, AND mint patties in my pantry, the decision became a verrry easy one. A little too easy, maybe.
My talented cousin told me in a Facebook post about her delicious grilled PB&J sandwiches, with bananas and chocolate chips. I mean, let’s face it, the idea is brilliant.
The Lizard finally settled on Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake for his birthday, which is just fine with me. My family’s love of chocolate and peanut butter is practically legend. As if chocolate peanut butter cake and peanut butter frosting weren’t enough, I covered the top with chocolate ganache and threw some chopped peanut butter cups on top.
I was actually worried the family would devour it before I had a chance to photograph it, because I left the house for several hours, while the Hippie Chick and I attended a bridal shower. You never know what will happen to those unattended treats in a houseful of boys.
And, being teenage boys that are constantly hungry, the kids decided to kill two birds with one stone. They would spend time in the kitchen baking treats. And then they would eat them. I threw them a bag of strawberry flavored marshmallows and a box of Rice Krispies, and put them to work. Having older kids is sooo great.
At any rate, it was time for chocolate at my house, in a big way. Not light and fluffy tiny bits of chocolate, but heavy, dense, serious amounts of chocolate. Even with all that, I still had to resist the urge to cover it with chocolate syrup and Oreo cookies.
Since I’m addicted to the Food Bloggers Network, and I’m addicted to popcorn, this recipe was a natural leap. And, at the risk of tooting my own horn even more than usual, let me tell you that this might be my most brilliant concoction ever. Seriously.
I mean, sometimes a girl just has to cheat a little to stay sane. Sometimes she hides the dirty dishes in the oven. And sometimes she makes three-ingredient cookies.