This recipe is from the Bakerella Blog – I was thrilled to see how easy this recipe is! 3 ingredients. THREE! That’s it. She added beauty to hers with melted chocolate and crushed peanuts, and I squeezed lines of Dark chocolate over mine, but i’m not going to add that to the ingredients list, because as they say – 3 is the magic number!
1 cup Peanut Butter
1/2 cup Sugar (I used Raw Sugar)
1. Preheat oven to 160 celcius
2. Chuck everything into a bowl and mix together (I used my hands)
3. At this point Lady Bakerella puts the mix into the fridge for 30 minutes. I cooked these up on the hottest winter’s day on record (35.4 degrees) and I thought it was unneccessary. But please do it if you wish.
4. Roll into 1.5cm wide balls, place on ungreased tray, and press down in a criss-cross pattern with a fork.
5. Pop in the oven for about 15-20 minutes.
6. Cool on tray for 5 mins, then cool completely on a wire rack.
7. Grab about 100g of dark chocolate, break it up and put it in a zip lock bag. Heat in the microwave in short bursts. Massage the chocolate around in the bag until it is all melted.
8. Close up the zip lock bag and squeeze out any air. Snip a tiny corner off the bag with a pair of scissors and with a swift hand, squeeze it over the peanut cookies in lines – back and forth. Now go the other way.
9. Wait for for chocolate to set… now DEVOUR!
Hold on a minute! There is an even easier way to make these cookies! Roll em up, press a Nestle dark chocolate melt on the top – and pop them in the oven. DONE! no mucking around, it’s EASY! Whoo Hoo! This second batch took me literally 5 minutes from grabbing the ingredients from the cupboard to chucking them in the oven. Love it!