We're in the middle of picnic season, and if you're in need of a delicious crowd-pleasing dessert, make these chocolate peanut butter bars. They are surprisingly simple to bake, absolutely addictive to eat, and easy to pack and transport. The bottom is a brown sugar shortbread, the middle layer is creamy peanut butter, and the top is melted milk chocolate.
These bars can be made up to three days in advance, which makes them perfect for entertaining. Fans of salted desserts: I recommend sprinkling them with coarse sea salt; it takes these chocolate peanut butter squares to a whole new level! Check out the uncomplicated recipe now.
Vegetable oil, cooking spray Makes about 36 squares.
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/4 teaspoons coarse salt
8 ounces (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
3/4 cup packed light-brown sugar
12 ounces milk chocolate, melted
1 cup creamy peanut butter
Vegetable oil, cooking spray
Makes about 36 squares.