Happy New Year and all the best for 2014 !
I am not one for making New Year resolutions but I have set myself a goal to try and be more organised this year. Ever since having the kids I have struggled to get my life as organised as it was pre children. My husband is always telling me to write things down – so this year I will heed his advice and make lists, lists and more lists. Eight days into January and how am I doing with my newly organised life? Well not so great to be honest. After getting the kids up early on Monday and ready for school I found out at the last minute that I had written down the wrong date on my calendar and they were only due back to school on the Tuesday. Yesterday I went off to school with a list of things that I needed to ask at the school office but left the list in the car and promptly forgot half of what was on the list. Today I set off for town with my list of things to be done but had to turn back halfway as all routes into town were gridlocked due to flooding. Not really my fault but I got home feeling slightly deflated and very unorganised. A quick cup of coffee and a clear out of my kitchen cupboards left me feeling slightly more in control. I have now made a list of all the dribs and drabs left over from Christmas which need using up. All I need to do now is remember where the list is…
Well ok so the first thing on the list was a half packet of salted peanuts. Yes, I could have quite easily eaten them and nobody would have been any the wiser but I thought I would make something a bit more interesting to use them up. These chocolate peanut butter bars are so quick and easy and make a perfect tea time treat.
- 60g butter
- 30g caster sugar
- 2 tblsp golden syrup
- 4 tblsp crunchy peanut butter
- 175g Digestive biscuits
- 100g milk chocolate
- 45g salted peanuts
- Lightly grease a 22cm square tin.
- Place butter, sugar, syrup and peanut butter into a saucepan and heat until the butter has melted, stirring well to combine.
- Crush the biscuits until you have fine crumbs and then add to your melted butter mixture.
- Using the back of a spoon, press your biscuit mixture firmly down into your tin.
- Gently melt your chocolate and pour over the biscuit mixture, spreading out evenly.
- Roughly chop your salted peanuts and sprinkle over the chocolate.
- Refrigerate until set.
- Cut into 16 squares.
Pop over to A Mummy Too for lots of ideas posted on Recipe of the Week