You have to try these!
Yes, I know what you are thinking, OHMYGODTHATLOOKSAMAZING! And well folks, it is delicious!
Whoever came up with the brilliant idea to make Nutella is a genius,
Whoever randomly decided to place this amazingly nutty hazelnut spread in-between chocolate and peanut butter….needs to be applauded,
And whoever is reading this Blog post to find out how to make this for yourself, you are a smart cookie!
The recipe to this magical delight is rather simple and also fast, it only took me 45 Minutes to make two trays and 10 minutes to cool after, the only hard part for me was layering everything, because I am a perfectionist I wanted each layer to be perfectly thin and smooth, which….is kind of impossible….but once it was all done I realized that the imperfection just made it feel home-made, which they were 🙂
There are MANY different recipes on the internet for these bars which makes it that much more difficult to decide what to do! So I winged-it!
Different things to consider:
-How crunchy do you want your peanut butter layer?
-How sweet do you want your peanut butter layer?
-Do you want thick layers?
-Which layer do you put the Nutella?
After confusing you let me tell you my process,
I placed the Nutella in the middle layer so the chocolate could harden above it and somewhat ‘hide’ the Nutella, also the Nutella wont harden, so instead of having a sticky mess with the Nutella on the top layer its comfortably between sweet peanut butter and wonderful bakers chocolate!
LETS GET STARTED SHAL WE?
- 1 stick (1/2 cup) unsalted butter
- 1 1/2 cup graham cracker crumbs (approx 6 large crackers)
- 18 oz smooth peanut butter
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 16 oz semi-sweet chocolate or chocolate chips
- 1 Container Nutella
Also: large sauce pan, medium sauce pan, glass bowl, sheet pan, wax paper, stiring equipment
First thing I did…
MISE EN PLACE: French: literally meaning everything in its place
I got my water boiling in large sauce pan, my medium saucepan on low heat and my ingredients out on the table.
Take out chocolate and place in glass bowl
Place glass bowl over large sauce pan, reduce heat to medium, and stir every once in a while, reduce heat to medium
While chocolate is melting,..
Melt together Butter, Peanut butter, Powdered sugar in medium sauce pan over low heat.
While that it is melting,. Crush graham crackers then stir into med. Sauce pan .
Spread peanut butter mixture evenly onto a sheet pan covered in wax paper and place in fridge.
[After trying to spread the peanut butter spread I shook the pan to smooth it out before placing in the fridge 🙂 ]
Stir chocolate and take off heat.
Take out pan and place a layer of Nutella evenly over peanut butter.
[this is the most tedious part! the Nutella is kind of hard to spread but the longer you take, the better it will look and the less guilty you will feel when you indulge! 🙂 ]
chill, and repeat with chocolate!.
AGAIN, chill untill chocolate is hardened, then using the wax paper, flip onto a cutting board covered in wax paper [for easy cleaning] and cut into squares.
I left the squares peanut butter-side up and lifted them by the wax paper and placed back into cookie sheet and continued cooling.