Satisfy Every Back to School Sweet Tooth with "Peanut Butter Bliss Bars"

The latest recipe from my friend and masterful chef friend Jill Fisher! Jill has a B.S. in Food Science and Nutrition and is a licensed Personal Chef. She teaches cooking classes at Conejo Valley Adult School and Williams Sonoma in Thousand Oaks and has written articles for local food magazines such as 805 Living. To contact Jill, let us know!

Just in time for Back to School – Peanut Butter Bliss Bars!  It is sure to satisfy every sweet tooth and to soften the blow of homework starting up again.  Nutter Butter crust, Butterfingers, Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups – what’s not to love!

Peanut Butter Bliss Bars

1 (16 oz) package Nutter Butter Cookies

½ cup melted butter

1 (14 oz) can sweetened condensed milk

½ cup creamy peanut butter

1 Tbsp vanilla

5 (1.5 oz) packages Reese’s Peanut Butter cups, chopped

3 (2.1 oz) Butterfingers

1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

Combine crushed Nutter Butters and butter in bowl (I used a food processor and did it at once).  Press crumb mixture into the bottom of a greased 13”x9” pan.  Bake at 350F for 6 to 8 minutes.

Combine condensed milk, peanut butter and vanilla in a bowl, stirring until smooth.

Sprinkle chopped candy bars and chips over crust.  Drizzle milk mixture over the top.

Bake at 350F for 27 minutes or until lightly browned.  Remove to a wire rack and let cool in pan.  Cut into thin strips.

** The recipe also called for ½ cup honey roasted peanuts and ½ coconut to be sprinkled on the crust as well.  I omitted them because I thought it would upset the delicate balance between the candy bars (tee hee).

Note from Conejo Joe:  Please do not place this plate of cookies ANYWHERE NEAR ME as they will reside in my stomach in 2 seconds flat.