Guest Post: Mallory of Purplest Pecalin

Mallory of Purplest Pecalin is back! Today she's sharing a recipe for something I am seriously hoping I can make... or convince the boyfriend to make immediately. I'm pretty sure never having had one qualifies as an emergency...  but I digress! Here's Mallory's super-yummy tutorial!

Hi there crafty scientists! I'm Mallory from Purplest Pecalin, where I blog about my adventures in baking and crafting. I have been a fan of Mel's blog for quite some time, so when she asked for guest bloggers I was super excited and thought I would share a recipe I recently made.

Sunday was one of those days where I needed to bake something. After being in Hawaii for a week (which was fabulous) and pinning to my heart's content at the beach, I was itching to bake something I had drooled over. While scrapbooking and watching Friends in sweats for a large part of my Sunday, I was not up to drive into town for any ingredients I did not have on hand - hence, deciding on this recipe for Peanut Buttery Chocolatey Goodness Bars.

I originally found these on pinterest, however the link lead me to who else, but my favorite food blogger, Christy aka The Girl Who Ate Everything. I shamelessly and repeatedly share the recipes she posts because she seriously only posts the best of the best.
Here we go.

Peanut Butter Chocolate Bars
by Greta White via The Girl Who Ate Everything

1 (18.25oz) package plain yellow cake mix
1/2 cup butter, melted
1 cup creamy peanut butter
2 eggs
1 (12 oz) package semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
2 Tablespoons butter
2 teaspoons vanilla
1 cup coconut (optional - I sprinkled some onto half of the pan)

Preheat your oven to 325 degrees. Add the cake mix, melted butter, peanut butter and eggs into a bowl and mix together. It will be more cookie dough like than cake batter. 
Reserve about 1 1/2 cups of the mixture for crumbling on the top. Press the remaining mixture into a 9x13 pan.

Melt the chocolate chips, sweetened condensed milk and butter together. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla and coconut (if you choose). Pour this mixture across the top of the peanut butter mixture in your pan, spreading it around evenly. 

Crumble the 1 1/2 cups of reserved peanut butter mixture across the top of the chocolate.

Bake for 20-25 minutes. Cool completely (30+ minutes, longer is better) before cutting into bars.

These are super duper rich and super duper not considered a health food. You have been warned.

Thanks a million for letting me guest post Mel! I wish you the best of luck with your dissertation. I don't know how you do it all!

Definitely my pleasure to have Mallory share with us and a big thank you to her for guest posting! She's SO sweet and you all should definitely check out her blog, Purplest Pecalin, immediately!


  1. Why do y'all taunt me with these delicious looking snacks? I'm trying to eat healthy folks. And the ooey gooey chocolate is wearing me down.

  2. Thanks again for having me as a guest blogger Mel!

  3. Yum! MY family will love them!

  4. Wow. This looks amazing. Fun feature. Jodi @

  5. Oh my! this looks heavenly! thanks for sharing the recipe, Mallory! have a fab weekend!



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