Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Gooey Bars - PB Mallow White Chocolate

YUM! With summer in full swing there is always a reason to bring treats somewhere - a family picnic at the park, hiking in the hills, snacks for a road trip, neighborhood BBQ, potlucks at church, something to nibble as you stroll around the farmer's market, treats at the campsite, something to take to a neighbor or friend, etc.... wouldn't it be nice to have a yummy little homemade something waiting in our bag! Meet your piece of yummy - the Gooey Bar! This particular one uses yellow cake, a mixture of peanut butter/marshmallow, and a topping of white chips. It's really good. And really sweet! And kinda gooey - but not so gooey that it's gonna make a mess of you & your kids! LOL It's the perfect bit of gooey to make it rich & wonderful & indulgent!

Grab some:

Yellow cake mix, egg, butter, peanut butter (creamy), marshmallow creme, sweetened condensed milk, a bag of white chips.

This is essentially a layered bar so let's dive into layer 1 - the cakey bottom!

Mix together your cake mix, softened butter & 1 egg.

You can start out doing it with a spatula/spoon but as it forms a dough ball your gonna need to get your hands dirty & mix it like a big ball of Play-doh!

Spread that into the bottom of a prepared 9x13 pan. It's easiest if you divide it into quarters and then just smoosh it down with your fingers.

Next up - layer 2 - the gooey!!

If you're lazy like me just rinse out your cake bowl & use it for the next layer. If you love doing dishes grab a new one! Mix the mallow creme (or fluffernutter, as all the east coasters call it!), the PB & the sweetened condensed milk. It'll take a few good stirs but just keep going until you get it all combined.

Turn this:

... into this:

Pour layer #2 over the smooshed down cake layer!

Layer 3 is the easy one - just sprinkle the ENTIRE bag of chips down over the top of your gooey layer.

Pop the whole shabang into a 350 oven for 23-25 minutes.

Now this is the hardest part of all - LET IT COOL! It'll come out a little jiggly in the center still but it'll set up as it cools down. The cake firms, the chips set - but the gooey layer stays nice and soft and.... well, gooey! LOL

These got shared with 2 different homes on my street and there were still plenty of them here to put the kids in a sugar coma! My neighbor enjoyed them so much that the very next day she made her own pan of them - but instead of yellow cake she used chocolate cake, and instead of white chips she used a mix of milk & PB chips. They were equally divine! Don't be afraid to play around with the flavors. You really can't go wrong!


Gooey Bars [PB Mallow White Chocolate]:

1 box Yellow Cake Mix
1 egg
1 stick (8 TBsp) butter, softened
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
1/2 cup marshmallow creme
1 14-oz can sweetened condensed milk
1 12-oz bag white chocolate chips

Heat oven to 350; spray a 9×13 inch baking dish with PAM.

Place cake mix, egg, and butter into a large bowl. Mix until well combined, will be the consistency of thick cookie dough. I used my hands towards the ends. Press dough into prepared baking pan.

Place peanut butter, marshmallow creme and condensed milk into a large bowl and mix until well combined. Pour over crust then top with white chips. Bake for 23-25 minutes, until cooked through. Center will seem somewhat jiggly, but will set up while cools.

Let cool completely, cut into squares and serve.

Source: Picky Palate

1 comment:

  1. Wow, you sure know how to make a treat! All that ooey gooey-ness would make me swoon. I have a sweet treat linky party going on at my blog till tomorrow night and I'd love it if you'd come by and link your treat up.