We really needed a yummy, good treat this weekend. It’s been a bad week and it’s well deserved. I didn’t even ‘healthify’ this wonderful classic recipe. I do have some suggestions to do just that though, if you’re interested.

I already had everything in my pantry to make this recipe, except the chocolate, which was an added bonus on the frugality side of things. To ‘frugalize’ this further you could always use clearance milk chocolate that you purchased after a holiday. With Valentine’s day just behind us there were probably a lot of goodies to be had at half price. Not having the time this week, I missed out on such deals. I ended up using Cadbury bars that were on sale instead.

To ‘healthify’ the recipe somewhat, I would use all natural or homemade peanut butter and dark chocolate.

Mix together:

2 cups sugar

2 cups flour

2 tsp baking powder

pinch of salt

2 tsp melted butter

1 cup milk

4 eggs

1 tsp vanilla

Spread into a greased and floured jelly roll pan, sheet pan, or a large cookie sheet.

Bake at 350 degrees fahrenheit for 15-20 mins.

Let cool slightly and spread with peanut butter. The recipe calls for a cup but I believe I used a little more.

I refrigerated it at this point to get the peanut butter to the point where I could spread the chocolate.

Melt 8 ounces of milk chocolate by whichever method you prefer. I used the microwave and started at 1 minute then needed two more 30 second increments, stirring after each. I also used about 10.5 ounces of chocolate and it seemed to be just enough.

This is important! Cut the bars now while everything is still warm and then refrigerate.  If you choose to make these this weekend, I hope you enjoy yours as much as we are ours.  Yum!