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Peanut Butter Fudge Bars

7 Mar

Look at that fudge oozing out!

The other night I was lying in bed and all of a sudden I had a strong craving for peanut butter and chocolate. Even though it was almost one in the morning, I tiptoed downstairs and headed toward the kitchen.  30 minutes later, these decadent peanut butter fudge bars where being pulled out of the oven.  Holly molly, they are rich. I could only eat a couple of bites before I was done.  It satisfied my craving and then some though. Enjoy!

What kind of sweets do you crave late at night? 

Adapted from here

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup hot fudge sauce
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter (chunky or smooth is fine)
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar

Directions

Preheat the oven 350 degree’s. Line or butter a 9 by 13 baking dish.

In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar for about one minute or until light and fluffy. Add in one whole egg and 2 egg yolks. Set aside the egg whites.

In another small bowl, whisk together the all-purpose flour, baking powder and salt. Add this to the butter mixture and beat together until fully incorporated. Spread the batter in the prepared baking dish. Use your fingers to smoosh it around the pan, it will be thick.

Warm the hot fudge sauce and the peanut butter together in the microwave for 30 seconds. Pour over the batter in the baking dish. Spread to cover.

Beat the 2 egg whites into stiff peaks. Fold in the brown sugar. Spread this over the hot fudge and peanut butter sauce. Bake for about 3o minutes or until the meringue is dark brown.

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4 Responses to “Peanut Butter Fudge Bars”

  1. FleurDeLicious March 7, 2012 at 7:44 pm #

    Currently eating a salad. I’m about 2 bites away from throwing it out and making these. They look so good!

    • nicole March 8, 2012 at 6:49 pm #

      Ha! A salad is always healthier but dessert is always better.

  2. Jody Thompson March 7, 2012 at 10:22 pm #

    Oh wow. I had a salad for dinner tonite too. Must be why I’m cruising thru food blogs. Cheers on a beautiful post.

  3. frugalfeeding March 8, 2012 at 2:53 am #

    They look incredibly gooey and delicious.

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