2/14/22

Triple Layer Krispy Peanut Butter Chocolate Bars - also can be made sugar free and lower carb if you wish

 
 
Did not plan to post this, but it ended up to be really, really good and I want to keep it here as a reminder!   
 
My version is a lower-carb and sugarfree option but it can be made full sugar and full carb making it the exact same way, using 'regular' ingredients.  
 
This weekend was my husband's birthday and I wasn't sure what to make. At first I figured I'd just make a birthday cake, but meh.  Not really in the mood for that, and he doesn't eat cake all that much after that first celebratory slice.  I had made a sugarfree banana pie for dessert already this week.  We had (sugarfree keto) chocolate muffins and almond muffins on the counter.  I wouldn't mind a spice cake or carrot cake, but he likes chocolate and it's his birthday.  :)

In the end, I went with a layered dessert using things I had in the pantry.  He loved it and it turned out so good!
 
 

Triple Layer Krispy Peanut Butter Chocolate Bars

Brownies:  either homemade or a mix (sugarfree or regular)
Peanut Butter - approximately 3 cups
2 t vanilla
1/3 c confectioner style sweetener or sugar
1 T butter
3 c plain rice krispies
2 c chocolate chips - regular or sugar free

Make the brownies according to directions and spread in the bottom of a parchment lined pan of choice.  I used a spring form pan here.  You could also use a 9X13" pan, be sure to leave the parchment on the sides long enough to be able to grasp and pull the bars out of the pan with it when they are done. 
 
(My quick and easy brownies are to use 1 dry chocolate cake mix of choice, mixed with 1 stick melted butter and 2/3 c evaporated milk.)

When the brownies are done, let them cool completely.  Prepare the peanut butter filling by mixing 2 cups of peanut butter with the vanilla and sugar or sweetener.  Spread this over the cooled brownies.
 
In a microwaveable bowl, mix the remaining 1 cup peanut butter with the chocolate chips and 1 T butter.  Microwave about 1 minute, stir smooth, microwave another 15-20 seconds if you need to until melted and smooth.  Mix with the 3 cups rice krispies.  Spread this over top of the peanut butter layer.  I use plastic wrap to press and smooth (it won't stick to the plastic like it does your fingers).
 
Now chill for about 30 minutes.  Sprinkle sprinkles, drizzle with melted white chocolate or add frosting if you wish.  Serve.
 
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