Yesterday afternoon, after much internal struggle, I fall off the wagon and decide come hell or high water I'm making these things, tasting a row and then giving the remainder away. Just enough to satisfy the craving - you know how it is, right?. There I was in the kitchen up to my elbows in chocolate, peanut butter and rice krispies. It was Thursday, one work day left and all was right in the world. I set the tray out to cool, laid down on the couch and prepared to relax for 15 minutes. Cut to scene where I wake up an hour later to find the cat has decided she wouldn't mind giving these a sample either. True story. Have you ever seen a cat try to swallow peanut butter and chocolate? Think "licking chops" for 2 hours. It's a lot more amusing today than it was last night - although I did have a giggle or two.
Let's just say this morning involved a re-do. And so without any further ado I present to you - The Double Chocolate Crumble Bar. Prepare for greatness and keep away from cats.
Double Chocolate Crumble Bar
1/2 C margarine
3/4 C sugar
3/4 C flour (gluten-free blend listed here if you need it)
1/2 C pecans, chopped
1/4t baking powder
1 - 6oz. pkg. chocolate chips
1 C peanut butter
1 1/2 C rice krispies
2 C mini marshmallows
Cream margarine and sugar; beat in eggs and vanilla.
Stir together nuts and dry ingredients.
Spread into bottom of greased 13x9x2'' pan.
Bake at 350 degrees for 15-20 minutes.
Remove from oven and sprinkle mini marshmallows evenly on top. Bake for 3 minutes.
Stir in rice krispies.
Spread on top of cooled bars. Chill and serve. Keep away from cats.
Have a great weekend everyone! What's on your agenda? I'm going to try to conquer the closets. If you don't hear from me on Monday send a search and rescue team. Lord knows the Chef won't be checking in...all the booths are installed in the restaurant and it's full steam ahead. Woo Hoo!! Will try to sneak in there and get some pictures to share for next week.