Thursday, March 12, 2009

Heavenly Bars

When I taught basket weaving classes at our Community Education organization I got to class one night, opened my binder, and this recipe was inside one of the pockets. I didn't recognize it, the handwriting was strange, and no one could figure out how it had gotten there. I brought it home and filed it away. That was almost 7 years ago.

Yesterday was the day. I was looking for an easy dessert that I had all the ingredients for. This one fit.

I grabbed everything I needed and got started.

Heavenly Bars

2 c. brown sugar
2 c. peanut butter
1 c. corn syrup
1 small box instant vanilla pudding mix
4 c. Rice Krispies
4 c. powdered sugar
1/2 c. butter, melted
8 T. milk
3/4 c. chocolate chips
3/4 c. peanut butter

Place Rice Krispies in a large bowl; set aside. In a saucepan, combine brown sugar, 2 cups peanut butter, and corn syrup. Heat and stir over low heat until combined. Remove from heat and stir in 1/4 cup vanilla pudding mix. Pour over Rice Krispies and stir to combine. Press into a 15 x 10 inch cookie sheet. In a separate bowl mix powdered sugar, remaining vanilla pudding mix, melted butter, and milk. Stir until smooth. Pour over mixture in pan. Combine chocolate chips and 3/4 c. peanut butter, microwave until smooth. Pour over mixture in pan. Spread evenly. Chill and cut into little tiny pieces.

This took no time at all! I didn't wait for anything to cool, just kept mixing and spreading.

Shawn cut them last night and after we realized how rich they were we cut everyones portion in half!

I don't know where the name 'Heavenly' came from.

These are sinful!!

If you cut them into little tiny pieces like I suggest, you can probably feed 117 people. The church choir, all the Wal-Mart employees, or an entire middle school class. If you cut them into 2 x 2 squares, you can still share with several friends but everyone will pass out in a diabetic coma.

Oh, one last might need help cutting them. I apparently have no upper body strength. I had to call in reinforcements!


vgsmom said...

I need dessert for small group--that just might be the one.

Melissa said...

These look AMAZING!!! PB and chocolate - one of my favorite combinations.

jean said...

I have a recipe similar to this, although mine has less ingredients. But you are right - SO rich yet SO good!

Robin said...

Looks very delish!!

Renee said...

Okay, make some of these Heavenly bars, invite us over, us girls can hang out in one of your many newly painted rooms and point out the many faults of our men! And the boys can, well, be boys and gross!! lol!!

Cozyflier said...

Oh Yum, another wonderful recipe! Thanks!

Alisa said...

mmm yum- can't wait to try!