Sunday, March 11, 2012

"Tagalong" bars

This recipe came from Pinterest, here. I made it for Bunco for "Food that You LOVE"-February. These bars were yummy..but nothing compared to a real tagalong. I actually liked the shortbread part the best...without the rest! haha.

"Tagalong" Bars

Cookie layer:
1 cup (2 sticks) butter, room temperature
* ½ cup sugar
* 2 cups all purpose flour
* ¼ teaspoon baking powder
* ½ teaspoon salt
* 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
* 2 tablespoons milk

Peanut Butter Layer:
1 2/3 cups creamy peanut butter
* 2/3 cup confectioners’ sugar
* 1 tsp vanilla extract

Chocolate Layer:
* 8oz. bag bittersweet chocolate chips


For the cookies:
1. Whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.
2. Beat butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in vanilla extract and milk. Add flour and mix on low until just incorporated. It will be on the dry side.
3. Press into a 9 x 13 baking pan, leaving a slight lip on the edges.
4. Poke holes in shortbread with a fork and bake at 350F for about 20 minutes, until lightly golden on top. 
5. Cool completely on wire rack before topping.

For the filling:
1. Beat the peanut butter, powdered sugar, and vanilla until mixed. 

2. Spread over shortbread layer. It will be thick and difficult to spread, I used my fingers and this spatula.

For Chocolate:
 1. Melt chocolate in a double boiler.

2. Once melted, spread over PB layer and place in fridge to harden.


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