Thai Peanut Butter Dessert Bars with Chocolate, Chili and Lime Frosting

Hi everyone! Remember how much I LOVED my frozen banana recipe with the chipotle oil? Well, I dare say I outdid myself when the challenge arose to bring an Asian dish to a Chinese New year’s Party.

I REALLY had my heart set on making peanut butter bars since I had seen them on Pinterest the night before so I needed to make them Asian-y somehow.

Peanuts? Hmmm.
Coconut oil, chili pepper and lime zest!

Crazy Amazing Thai Peanut Butter Dessert Bars with Chocolate Lime Frosting:

First layer:
Crazy Amazing Thai Peanut Butter Dessert Bars with Chocolate Lime Frosting:

First layer:
2 sticks of butter , melted
1 1/2 packages of graham crackers, crushed in a food processor-about 2 cups when crushed
1 1/4 cups smooth, creamy peanut butter
2 cups powdered sugar
2 tsp red Thai chili paste
For topping:
2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
2 TBS coconut oil
One TBS Thai beer
1/8-1/4 tsp ground chili pepper, depending on your tolerance for heat
zest of 2 limes and the juice of one lime, more if you like lime flavor but make sure you put the freshly zested lime on top RIGHT before you serve them
anchovies if you are daring, minced and from a can

Combine all of the first layer ingredients in a big bowl until fully combined.
Press into a 9″X 13″ pan and set aside
In a double boiler or a stainless steel bowl over boiling water, melt 2 cups chocolate chips with the coconut oil and the chili pepper. Stir until all is melted and combined
With a spatula, spread the chocolate mixture onto the peanut bars
Sprinkle the lime zest and more chili pepper if you like the heat over the chocolate layer and refrigerate until chocolate is hard (I actually stuck mine in the freezer for about 20 minutes since I was in a hurry to get to the party).
Top with tiny amounts of minced anchovies. Anchovies can be removed when eating to just have a subtle flavor-it’s up to you!


4 Responses

  1. 😛 I kept looking at this recipe longingly, but didn’t think I could make it due to a peanut allergy in my house. Just had the idea to replace the peanut butter with cashew butter. I just put them in the fridge, and will let you know how it works. So excited to taste them!

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