Sunday, 18 August 2013

Peanut Butter and Marshmallow bars

Regular readers of my blog will be familiar with my peanut butter obsession. I love peanuts and peanut butter in EVERYTHING. Sweet foods, savoury foods and smoothies - all taste better with peanuts!

A few months ago Duerrs got in touch and sent me some of the newly branded jams which I used to make some jammie biscuits. I'm not a huge jam fan so I'm not loyal to one brand of jam generally but I did like the samples they sent and they worked a treat in those biscuits.

But then Duerrs tweeted me (best tweet EVER!!) and offered me some of their new peanut butter and I *knew* I had to try it! I mean who'd say no to free peanut butter?

As soon as it arrived I had to tuck in and conduct a taste test for 'research purposes'. I loved the 'Made with american peanuts' boast on the side of the jar and I genuinely could taste the difference. It's still yummy and sweet but has undertones of honey to add the sweetness rather than feeling like you're eating sugar granules grinding between your teeth...

The frugal Mum in me wants to tell you I saw it on offer in Tesco this week but the addict in me wants to keep that a secret so I can go buy it all...

I decided to test out  recipe that's been rattling around in my brain recently, it's a combination of a few bars recipes I've made before and it's been tweaked to my tastes. It's a forgiving recipe so don't worry if you don't quite have enough chocolate or marshmallows. It'll still be tasty and I'll add some whole peanuts next time I make it for some much needed crunch.





Peanut butter and marshmallow bars recipe

  • 200g smooth peanut butter
  • 75g butter
  • 200g milk chocolate
  • 80g mini marshmallows (or chopped full size  marshmallows if you run out of minis!)
Chocolate topping
  • 200g milk chocolate
  • 50g peanut butter
Method
  1. Line 8" square tin with greaseproof paper.
  2. Melt chocolate, peanut butter and butter in a microwave and stir until smooth - about 2mins.
  3. Mix in marshmallows and pour mixture into tin,
  4. Melt chocolate in microwave in short bursts so as not to overheat chocolate. Remove from microwave and pour over mixture in tin.
  5. Melt peanut butter and pour blobs over top of melted chocolate. Drag through blobs with a toothpick to create a pretty swirled pattern.
  6. Leave to cool at room temperature and then refrigerate for an hour or so before cutting into squares.


Disclaimer: Thanks to Duerrs for sending me a free jar of peanut butter to taste test!


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4 comments:

  1. These look amazing! I'm also a huge peanut butter lover. I'm going to make these today, I'll let you know how I get on :-) Love your blog!

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    1. Awww, thanks Nickki! I hope you enjoy making them, they're one of those recipes which isn't pretty but tastes delicious!

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