(Scary Halloween noise.)
However, there is nothing scary about these babies, unless you count the part where you make them with crushed Nutterbutter cookies. And crushed Butterfinger bars. And chopped Reese peanut butter cups. And chocolate chips. Okay, maybe that is a little terrifying. But I am a brave girl, and all I can say about these treats is, so long as you only make them once a year, you really DO need to give them a whirl. They are out of this world amazing, I promise, and just about as easy as a sinfully rich chocolately peanutty unbelievably awesome recipe can be.
This recipe is adapted from one that I ran across on the Bake or Break website (isn’t that a cool name? Go visit them when you get a chance — the link is on my blogroll. Great recipes and beautiful pictures.). Anyway, they said this was a good recipe to use for leftover Halloween candy. Huh?? First of all, the words “leftover” and “candy” have never once been combined in a sentence in my particular house. Second, if I tried to snitch even one Reeses Peanut Butter cup from my child’s Halloween loot, I would be busted immediately. Believe me, that candy is inventoried as soon as it comes in the door and each piece is assigned a tracking number, and woe to the parent or dog who casually tries to filch one.
So I went to the Mount Everest of Halloween candy at Fairway and picked up my OWN, and a couple of hours later these babies were born. And they are all treat…no tricks here.