You would be hard-pressed to find a combination better than chocolate and peanut butter. It's perfect any way, anyhow, anytime, as far as I'm concerned, and I've tried plenty of recipes that include it over the years. These chocolate peanut butter squares, however, are among the best I've found.
The recipe, from Souffle Bombay, is as easy as it is delicious. It takes just four ingredients, and you get a whole pan of decadent bars. I love that they pack the protein power of peanut butter and aren't overly sweet like some other recipes I've tried. They're the perfect last-minute dessert, and I like to keep some in the freezer to pull out when I "need" them the most.
Chocolate and Peanut Butter Squares
1 pound white chocolate
1 cup peanut butter
1 1/2 cups chocolate chips or 12 ounces of chocolate
1/2 cup heavy cream
Line a 9x9 pan with parchment or waxed paper, leaving an overhang. (You can also use foil, but you'll need to spray it with cooking spray).
Melt your white chocolate in your microwave for about a minute, stir until the chocolate is melted and creamy. Add in the peanut butter and stir until blended and smooth.
Spread mixture into your pan. Refrigerate for 15 minutes or until a bit firm.
In a saucepan, combine your milk chocolate and your cream and heat over medium high heat until melted and smooth, stirring constantly. Pour/smooth over peanut butter mixture.
Chill for at least three hours or overnight. Later, lift out the candy and cut into small squares.
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