Crunchy Peanut and Banana Squares - Cake of the month

I love the taste of Reeses Pieces, and so does Mr O. Only problem for me is the texture, or rather lack of one.  And as for banana, well if you haven't tried a peanut butter, chocolate and banana milkshake then you haven't lived.

what also makes these awesome is they are so easy and no bake.

Line a brownie pan, I use clingfilm then put a square of greaseproof on the bottom for ease. Then mix together in a bowl 50g of dark brown sugar, 200g icing sugar, 50g butter and then 100g crunchy peanut butter & 100g of smooth. This gives a nice bit of crunch in an otherwise smooth peanut butter square.

When you've done this, its a nice peanut mix, but if you want (like me) a bit of something different, add about 50g of banana chips, chopped up into little chunks. Mix these into the peanut mix/paste until they are evenly distributed. 

Press the mix into your brownie pan in an even layer. Its probably going to be easier to do this with your hands, so get stuck in. Once you've done that, stick in the fridge while you start on the chocolate layer.

Melt together 200g dark chocolate, 100g milk chocolate and 50g of butter. Once all nice and molten, take the pan out of the fridge and pour the chocolate in. My method to get an even layer is to pour it all into the middle, then tilt the pan to fill the corners one at a time. Then alittle wiggle and you should have an even layer covering the whole pan.

Put the pan back into the fridge for at least a few hours until the squares are set. Cut into small squares and try not to eat all at once.


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