Bake: Triple Treat Bars

This recipe started with my attempt to make fudge and peanut butter fudge without a recipe.  The result was delicious, but not quite fudge (which requires the heating, then slow cooling, then stirring of corn syrup, water, sugar, chocolate, butter, and milk/cream).  Everyone agreed that the two non-fudge products should be combined to make a delicious chocolate-peanut butter treat.  I added a crust of chocolate sandwich cookies (known to most as Oreos, though I actually used Newman-Os in this recipe) and the Triple-Treat was born.  This can be served in slices like a pie (as shown above), or in smaller bar-like squares (see below).

Triple-Treat Bars
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 1.5 hours
Yield: One 9-inch pie

20 chocolate sandwich cookies (e.g. Oreos or Newman Os)
5 tbsp unsalted butter
1.5 c creamy peanut butter
0.25 c confectioner's sugar
1.5 tsp salt
14oz can sweetened condensed milk
12oz 70% cacao chocolate
non-stick cooking spray

(1) Preheat oven to 350 degrees

(2) Crush cookies in a food processor until they reach an even coarse grind

(3) Cut butter into small segments and add to cookies; pulse until combined

(4) Press cookies into the bottom of a 9" round springform pan or a 9"x9" baking dish that has been coated with non-stick cooking spray

(5) Bake crust for 10 minutes; remove to freezer

(6) While crust is cooling in the freezer, mix peanut butter, confectioner's sugar, and salt until combined

(7) Stir in 2 tbsp of the condensed milk

(8) Remove crust from freezer; spread the peanut butter mix on top of crust in an even layer; place back in freezer

(9) Melt chocolate in a double boiler

(10) Remove from heat and stir in the remaining condensed milk

(11) Remove pb/crust from freezer; top with the chocolate

(12) Cover and freeze for at least 1 hour

(13) Slice into thin pie slices and serve with whipped cream, or slice into squares; keep refrigerated

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Notes: This recipe is quite rich, so make your serving sizes small.  I prefer Newman Os to Oreos, but the substitution shouldn't alter the recipe.  Be sure to use the 70% chocolate though, as a lower/higher percentage will alter the moisture content (and deliciousness) of the bars.


Anonymous said...

That looks awesome and I should be able to make it gluten free.

Anonymous said...

If you use Oreos, do you want to take out the white filling? It looks like you have, but I want to be sure before I make it.

MJX said...

Nope. Just throw them in the food processor whole.

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