I was browsing in my local Target this year just before New Year’s Eve and I admit, I started laughing when I realised that the staff had hastily dispatched the Christmas stuff in favour of starting Valentine’s Day – they do not miss a trick.
So of course I was happy to find some peanut butter M&Ms in Valentine’s colours and I knew I’d be putting it to good use. I didn’t want to go the typical cookie route, so I decided to put together a version of these classics.
Valentine’s Day Peanut Butter Bars (adapted from Eagle)
1/2 box of Peanut butter Oreos
1/4 cup unsalted butter
1 cup sweetened coconut
1 cup chocolate chips
1 cup peanut butter M&Ms
1 tin condensed milk
Crush cookies into very fine crumbs (it’s really more of a paste) and place tightly in lined brownie tin. Melt the unsalted butter and sprinkl on top, using the butter to keep the crumbs firmly in place. Sprinkle coconut on top.
Happy Valentine’s Day, everyone! I’m off to spend V-Day at a friend’s wedding and then meeting the lovely Tash from Velvet Moon Baker, then off for a quick trip home to the US – I’ll have lots of stories when I return!