Sunday, August 14, 2016

Chocolate Dipped Peanut Butter & S'more Sandwiches

Summer in PA is unpredictable. 
You may think you have weekend plans for a bonfire night with the kids,
 only to have Mother Nature laugh in your face. 


This is when you have to improvise. 
 Even though you may have your heart and sweet tooth 
set on a nice toasted, and melty marshmallow.

 Trust me, it will be okay.  

Because these dipped S'mores are not only good,
they are like crack and oh-so addicting!

Do you want to know the best part?

The amount this recipe will yield is up to you.

For instance...

If you're in the mood for just one.
Then, go ahead and make just one. 

But, who are we kidding?

Why in the world would we only make



* Your favorite dipping chocolate;
 I used Almond bark - but any kind will work
* Marshmallow fluff
* Chocolate bars
* Peanut butter
* PB baking chips
* Graham crackers - 
I used these square, ready for s'more kind - they're sturdier and work the best for dipping in chocolate

Start off by smearing a thin layer of peanut butter across the graham cracker. Drop a spoonful of the marshmallow fluff onto the peanut butter  and top it with some of a chocolate bar.  Place another graham cracker square on top to make the sandwich. 

When your sandwich or sandwiches are done being assembled, you can begin dipping them in your melted chocolate. I'm sorry about this part - but, depending on how many you want to make, you'll need to guesstimate the amount of chocolate you'll need.  Although,  I was able to dip a dozen sandwiches from one tray of almond bark.  

Lay your dipped sandwiches on some wax paper and sit for a while until they're completely set.
 (its so humid here and took about an hour to set up.)
I then melted  a little of the peanut butter chips and placed it in a ziplock bag; snipping off a corner and drizzled it over the sandwiches.  

OH- Em- Gee! 
Is your mouth watering?

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Chocolate - Peanut Butter Date Bars

Okay, Okay

before you crinkle up your nose, and read no further.

Please stay.

 DO NOT be fooled by the name of these surprisingly
delicious tasting treats.

 Chocolate Peanut Butter Date Bars?

Date bars?

that's exactly what I thought when my sister-in-law
brought them in to work one day. I was skeptical at first,
but they didn't have a date taste.

No, I would've have sworn they were the cousin
 of a no bake cookie, because that's totally what
they remind me of.

Except, there isn't any added sugar in them.

Their sweetness comes from the dates.

and, seriously  -  they taste 


The first time I made them -
I used the recipe from over at:  My Sequined Life
(click on link above for her recipe)

Then, after a few different times of making,
(and eating)

I did what I usually do,
and tweaked it up a little until I came up with this recipe.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Date Bars

10 oz of pitted dates
1 cup of mixed nuts, (your choice)
I used a mixture of pecans, almonds, pistachios, and peanuts
1/2 cup of organic PB
1 Tbl. flax seeds
2 Tbl. Chia seeds 
2 Tbl. coconut oil
2 Tbl. cocoa

Place all of the ingredients into your food processor.
It takes a while to get it to the right consistency,
I usually have to stop every so often and scrape down the sides
with a rubber spatula and continue processing it on med high until
all of the nuts and dates are to a smooth consistency.

Use some wax paper to line a small 8x8 square casserole dish 

Using your spatula - spread the mixture into your dish and press down tightly.

Place the dish in the refrigerator for at least an hour.
Once it's set, you can slice into 8 -12 slices

Store the bars in the fridge.

I keep mine in snack size zip lock bags

I like to pull one out whenever I need to satisfy my sweet tooth.