It probably isn't healthy to have little twitch-fits and hyperventilate with the mere mention of the delicious food, and yet it happens to me.
I'd never been much of a fan of peanut butter before, and only really ate it when it was mixed with honey on toast. So where does this addiction spring from? I'll tell you. It all began the fateful day that I made Nigella Lawson's Peanut Butter Bars.
The Peanut Butter Bars were amazing; sweet, chocolatey, peanutty and so good I wanted to whip up another batch right away and devour it all. It's easy enough, too, with no baking involved (unless you count microwaving). In the words of Nigella Lawson: "You may think that seeing how the dough is made - just peanut butter, butter and sugar - might put you off eating them. Sadly not."
I made them so often after that first time that Mum had to restrict me to making them only once every two months. *Sigh*
12 days until July.
Recipe Adapted From: How to be a Domestic Goddess by Nigella Lawson
200g icing sugar
50g margarine (you can use butter, but I think it tastes better with margarine)
200g smooth (or crunchy) peanut butter
Ingredients - Topping
150g dark/milk chocolate (I use dark)
1 tablespoon margarine/butter
1. Combine the ingredients for the base. I use my Kitchenaid with the K beater attachment.
3. Line a 23cm square tin (or equivalent) with baking paper. Press the dough evenly into the tin and refrigerate.
5. Pour the chocolate mixture onto the base and spread. To get the chocolate flat, rap the tin on the tabletop and it should flatten out.
7. Cut the peanut butter bar into little squares with a hot knife. If the chocolate is too hard and the base too soft - meaning that when you try to cut, the base all squidges out of shape - then turn the bar upside down and cut.
8. Eat. Omnomnomnomnomnom.