Chewy Chocolate Peanut Squares

By Friday, August 15, 2014

These are actually the devil.

IMG_8529I’m not a dessert person, but peanuts and chocolate? These are practically an Oh Henry bar. That you can make at home.

Obviously I did not make these for My Other Half and I to consume ourselves. I made them for book club. I quickly found out they were too decadent to be cut into such big squares though… so make sure to do mini cuts.

They are rich and crunchy and DEVINE. And easy, because I only like easy things. They remind me of something that would be served at a tea party. And now I really want to host a tea party, obviously. Do people still have those? If not, they should, at least for people like me who LOVE tea. I’ve been all over the Early Grey for the last six months. I need it in my veins very morning and the day just goes great. I have a few bags in my purse at all times because (surprisingly) a lot of restaurants and homes don’t have it.

Right, sooo a tea party. Someone have one and invite me? I will bring these!

Chewy Chocolate Peanut Squares

Yield: 32 small squares


  • 1 1/4 cups vanilla wafers (about 10-12 wafers)
  • 1/3 cup butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup coarsely ground peanuts
  • 2 cups chocolate chips
  • 1.5 cups chopped peanuts
  • 1 can (300 mL) sweetened condensed milk


  1. In a food processor, finely grind the wafers until they’re a dust. Stir them together with the butter and ground nuts and then press into parchment paper–lined 9-inch pan. Sprinkle with chocolate chips and chopped nuts. Pour condensed milk over top. Bake at 375 degrees for 30 minutes. Let cool for 30 minutes, then refrigerate for another hour. Cut into small squares.



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