Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Guest Post - The Better Baker

I enjoy Baking and cooking, and I love reading my favorite Baking blogs and saving recipes!   One of my favorite Baking blogs is called
The Better Baker
Marsha features many great recipes, including a fun linky party called

Hello to all of Melissa's Fans! I was so tickled when Melissa asked me to do a guest post. I've always loved being in the kitchen.
 My daughter encouraged me to begin blogging over 3 years ago, and I could never have imagined how much I would enjoy it. I feel like I have close friends all over the country through blogging.
I'm a 60-something wife of nearly 45 years, Mom to 3, and Nana to
8 of the most beautiful kids in the world. I was so blessed to see dreams
become reality when I had my own cookbook of 300 favorite recipes published in 2010.
Faith, family, friends and food are high priorities in my life. I would love for you to stop over and visit my blog soon. I am all about easy, delicious & often, healthy recipes, using what I have on hand.
Thanks so much Melissa for offering to let me share with your followers.
Now onto the recipe....

As far as I'm concerned, there's no better combination than peanut butter and chocolate...UNLESS YOU ADD NUTELLA TO THE MIX!! 
This would make a great lunch treat or after school snack. 
It's simple and I love that it uses ingredients I normally have on hand. 
If you love Nutella (and who doesn't?  If you don't...I have to feel sorry for you=( ...I love eating it by the spoonsful!)

I'm drooling just looking at this photo again...
1/2 c. unsalted butter
1 - 3/4 c. powdered sugar
3/4 c. smooth peanut butter
1/4 c. Nutella (hazelnut spread)
3/4 c. graham cracker crumbs
1/2 c. chopped semi-sweet chocolate or chocolate chips
1/4 c. peanut butter chips
1 TB. Nutella 
Butter bottom and sides of an 8" X 8" square pan. Place a long sheet of parchment paper in the bottom, letting the paper extend up two sides of the pan and overhang slightly on both ends. 
(This will make it easier to remove the bars from the pan later). 
Melt 1/2 cup butter in medium saucepan over low heat.
 Once melted, remove from heat and stir in powdered sugar stirring until smooth. Stir in peanut butter, Nutella and graham cracker crumbs until completely combined and smooth. Spread the peanut butter mixture into prepared pan and smooth top.
In the now-empty saucepan, melt chocolate, peanut butter chips and nutella until almost completely melted.  Remove from heat and continue stirring until completely melted and smooth.
  Pour over peanut butter layer and smooth into even layer.
Refrigerate for at least 1 hour to set (I know...I know...it's tough to wait...trust me, it's gonna be worth it!) Remove from the pan using the parchment overhangs and place on a cutting board.  Use a pizza cutter to slice into 16 bars.   Store in airtight container in the refrigerator. 

Thank you Melissa for letting me share with your readers

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  1. Thanks so much Melissa for letting me post at your lovely blog. Sweet!

  2. My husband and daughter love Nutella, I will have to try out your recipe for them. It was nice to read about you. Have fun blogging and coming up with recipes.

  3. Hi Melissa, so nice to meet you through Julie's "This Gal Cooks.com". I too love cooking and baking, but have been easing down on the baking end of things the past while as middle age has claimed my hips lately. I will drop in again. Love your Guest Post by The Better Baker, the bars look way too Yummy.
    "Just Me"

  4. PS Happy Thanksgiving, we had ours last month.

  5. This recipe sounds so amazing! Thanks for sharing and thank you for commenting on my blog so I could find yours!!! ~Sarah of Sarah Hulbert Style


  6. Those looks so yummy! I just love your blog!! Thank you so much for sharing at A Bouquet of Talent! So thrilled to have you share!!

    Happy New Year!


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