Our Megan is getting married to the love of her life and since we can’t be there to celebrate with her in the flesh, we celebrate here, potluck style.
I feel like a good bar is an essential staple of any bridal shower dessert arrangement, so I opted to action Courtenay’s Good For You Bars (make sure to click there for the recipe!).
Why they’re good for you: Courtenay got the recipe from a real, live medical doctor. They have peanuts and peanut butter so they’re loaded with protein (duh). Runners eat them like starved wolves.
See? Good for you.
Now. Let’s get ready to Bake With Kat In The Name Of Happily Ever After!
First you’ll make the base.
You may have to get in there with your hands (I definitely did), so just be prepared for that inevitable moment.
And make it into this, using your mitts once more. I don’t usually take my rings off to bake, but this whole process from start to finish is a situation where you’ll probably want to if you’re a ring-wearer.
Bake it up just to let all of the meltable-type things (peanut butter, brown sugar, corn syrup) play nicely together to make a solid base.
Meanwhile, address the peanut situation.
I feel like every time I try to chop nuts it turns into a debacle where I’m finding tiny chunks of pecan weeks later. So this time I just took a rolling-pin to the bag that the peanuts were in.
Melt the good stuff down. Resist the urge to go in there with a spoon. Or your head.
And then stir said peanuts in when the time is right.
Finally, you’ll spread the butterscotch-chocolate-peanut butter-peanut mixture over the base.
Try to focus on getting it all into the pan and not on how much you’ll get to lick out of the bowl if you don’t get it all into the pan.
Pro tip: If you have leftover chopped peanuts, you might want to dump those in while you’re licking the bowl. A friend told me it’s probably a good idea.
The bars will go into the fridge until they set, though far be it from me to stop you from eating them as an oat-y/chocolate-y/peanut butter-y mess. So for all of the patience you didn’t have to use actioning these, you will need to use those reserves now.
But I think this is worth it, no?
For the recipe, click here.
And please continue in our celebration of Megan!
Heather’s Deviled Eggs Three Ways
Gina’s Cheesy Edamame Crostini
Kirsten’s Caramelized Onion and Goat Cheese Puffs
Tina’s Easy Bacon Cream Cheese Roll-Ups
Rachel’s Sausage & Red Pepper Stuffed Mushrooms
Allison’s Retro Cheese Cookies
What food do you look forward to the most at showers?