Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Chocolate Chip Butterfinger Bars with Peanut Butter Frosting

75% off  halloween candy, anyone?

Usually the week after halloween, the only candy left over that they mark down to 50 and 75% off is all the gross, cheap, fruit stuff. You know, like smarties...and other gross things. I can't think of any other ones they have. But they're not chocolatey so they're not good.

When you have bags and bags of candy in your cupboard, it's impossible to not go crazy with insane combinations of sugary-ness.

Lately I've been doing really well with not having dessert always in the house, and keeping stocked up on plenty of fruit and veggies instead. It's a love hate thing....I love sugar, but I feel SO much better not always eating it. It's amazing how much better you feel when you feed your body clean, whole food! 

That being said- I will never ever ever ever give up my sweets. Ever.

So this is for your inner fat kid.

Chocolate Chip Butterfinger Bars with Peanut Butter Frosting
1 Cup Butter
1 Cup light brown sugar
1/2 cup white sugar
1 Tbsp. vanilla
2 eggs
2 1/2 cups AP flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt
about 16-18 fun sized butterfinger bars, roughly chopped
2 Cup chocolate chips

Pre-heat oven to 350.
In an electric mixer with paddle attachment, cream butter and sugar.
Add in vanilla and eggs an mix well, scraping down the sides of the bowl.
Turn off mixer and all at once add flour, baking soda and salt.
Mix just until combined, and add in butterfingers and chocolate chips, mixing until everything is mixed together well.
Press into a 9x13" pan and bake for 20-25 minutes. NO LONGER!
Remove from oven and allow to cool completely before frosting.

Peanut Butter Frosting
2 Sticks Butter, softened
1 cup peanut butter
5-6 cups powdered sugar

Beat butter and PB til smooth, scrape sides of bowl and one cup at a time, add in powdered sugar.
Frost cooled bars.

Chocolate Ganache 
2 cups chocolate chips
1/4 Cup cream
In a small saucepan over low heat melt chocolate with cream just before it is smooth. Turn off heat and keep stirring until smooth.
Spread over frosting layer.

Sprinkle with additional chopped butterfinger bars, if desired.


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