The lad next door turned 15 earlier this week. I have great neighbours. Good neighbours are worth their weight in gold. I wanted to make him a treat and knew that his mom would probably have gotten him a cake and so I baked these delicious Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Bars instead. They went down a real treat, but then these always do! No surprise there.
These bars are so delicious that I only ever make them when I am going to be giving most of them away. I am no Saint, so I always have a blissful taste, but then I am quite happy to hand them over because if I didn't I'd probably eat the whole pan myself!
With their moreishly buttery chocolate chip shortbread base . . . which gets an additional scrummy layer of sweetened condensed milk prior to baking . . .
To the melted layer of additional chocolate chips which get spread on top after baking . . .
A thin layer of smooth peanut butter and melted white chocolate drizzle on top . . . and these bars are screaming EAT ME NOW! Seriously difficult to resist.
But don't take my word for it . . . bake them if you dare . . . and while they are in the oven, think of someone you can gift some of them to, because you will soon learn that they are totally irresistably moreishly scrumdiddlyumptiously tasty. They are the perfect way to make and influence friends. ☺
*Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Bars*Makes 12
Note: These are not low fat, low sugar or diabetic friendly.