chocolate peanut butter madness

Enough of politics and development for the week, let’s get back to cooking!

So….you know I have a thing about “magic” or “seven layer” bars…they are easy to make, look much fancier than they really are…and kids (of all ages LOL) love them.

So can you stand yet another variation??

Chocolate Peanut Butter Madness

1 package Devil’s Food Cake Mix (or dark chocolate or even German Chocolate will do)

1 egg

1/2 cup of butter melted

1/2 cup of peanut butter (smooth) melted

1 bag of Reese’s peanut butter chips (they are usually about 10 oz)

1 1/3 cups of semi-sweet or dark chocolate chips (I like those 60% dark cacao ones)

1 1/3 cups of shredded coconut

1 cup chopped pecans or peanuts

1 can of Eagle brand condensed milk (unless you are buying say the Goya equivalent use Eagle, it is the best)

Mix the cake mix, butter, and egg.  It turns into a dark, slightly uncooperative play-doh.

Take a greased and lightly floured 9″ x 13″ cake pan and smush the cake mixture into bottom of pan evenly- you might wish to try to smush down with the back of your hand (as if your hand were in a fist and you have the flatness of your fingers all four together).

Next sprinkle on evenly over cake mixture in the following order (do not deviate):

1. shredded coconut

2. chopped peanuts or pecans

3. shredded coconut

4. peanut butter chips

5. chocolate chips

Next drizzle melted peanut butter evenly over top.

Next drizzle condensed milk evenly over top.

Bake in 350 degree oven for approximately 25 minutes (today I think I baked them for 28)

Cool at least an hour before cutting.