Chocolate Peanut Butter Stacks

chocolate shortbead stacks recipeYesterday was Baked Bree’s first birthday. One year ago yesterday, I was at my best friend’s house to help her out after having her third baby. Her older children were at their grandparent’s so there were three adults taking care of one newborn. Not being our first rodeo with a new baby, we had a lot of time on our hands. It was snowing like crazy and Cleveland was cold for this California transplant. We were a little shack-wacky. I was playing around on my laptop and found that I had put some pictures from the previous week on there and they were of my peanut butter pie. On a whim, I decided to start a food blog. It was as simple as that. A few hours later, I had a domain name, WordPress up and running, and my Peanut Butter Pie post published. And that is how Baked Bree was born.

This is the sweet baby that helped inspire Baked Bree. Is she not gorgeous?

If I had only known on that February evening how this little blog would change my life, I would not have believed you. I never in a million years though that anyone would read it. I thought maybe my mom and perhaps a handful of friends. But I never imagined that it would afford me so many new friends and opportunities. I cannot even begin to tell you how grateful I am for you. Thank for you for reading and leaving me comments and sending me emails. I love it. Every single one.

Peanut Butter Pie is the most popular post (coincidentally, my very first) here at Baked Bree, so I decided to dress it up a little bit for this special occasion. Happy Birthday! I cannot wait to see what year 2 brings.

chocolate shortbread cookie recipe

Chocolate Shortbread Cookie (adapted from Dorie)

1 1/2 cups flour
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
2 sticks room temperature butter
2/3 powdered sugar
1 egg yolk
3/4 sea salt
1 teaspoon vanilla

peanut butter pie filling

caramel sauce

salted and roasted peanuts

chocolate shortbread cookie recipeSift together the flour and cocoa powder. Set aside.

peanut butter pie recipeCream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Add the egg yolk, sea salt, and vanilla.

peanut butter pie recipeAdd the flour mixture in 3 additions.

peanut butter pie recipeSeparate the dough into two and roll into a log shape. Wrap the dough in parchment or plastic wrap. Refrigerate for at least 4 hours, preferably overnight.

peanut butter pie recipeSlice the cookies and bake on a parchment lined baking sheet. Place the cookies in a preheated 350 degree oven for about 12 minutes. Cool on a rack.

peanut butter pie recipeI put the peanut butter pie filling in a piping bag fitted with a large round tip. I put a teeny bit of filling on the plate so that it acts as glue and the cookies will not move around on the plate. Place a cookie on top and pipe some filling. Do this again. You should have 2 layers of filling and 3 cookies.

peanut butter pie recipeDrizzle caramel sauce over the top and sprinkle with peanuts.

peanut butter pie recipeMake a wish.

peanut butter pie recipe

Chocolate Peanut Butter Stacks

Yield: 4 to 6 stacks

Chocolate Peanut Butter Stacks - Chocolate shortbread cookies, peanut butter pie filling, and caramel. You can't go wrong.

Ingredients

  • Chocolate Shortbread Cookie (adapted from Dorie)
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 sticks room temperature butter
  • 2/3 powdered sugar
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 3/4 sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • peanut butter pie filling
  • caramel sauce
  • salted and roasted peanuts

Instructions

  1. Sift together the flour and cocoa powder. Set aside.
  2. Cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Add the egg yolk, sea salt, and vanilla.
  3. Add the flour mixture in 3 additions.
  4. Separate the dough into two and roll into a log shape. Wrap the dough in parchment or plastic wrap. Refrigerate for at least 4 hours, preferably overnight.
  5. Slice the cookies and bake on a parchment lined baking sheet. Place the cookies in a preheated 350 degree oven for about 12 minutes. Cool on a rack.
  6. I put the peanut butter pie filling in a piping bag fitted with a large round tip. I put a teeny bit of filling on the plate so that it acts as glue and the cookies will not move around on the plate. Place a cookie on top and pipe some filling. Do this again. You should have 2 layers of filling and 3 cookies.
  7. Drizzle caramel sauce over the top and sprinkle with peanuts.
Nutrition Information:

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 0Total Fat: 0g

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BakedBree was originally created by Boston-based blogger Bree Hester but is now run by a team of food bloggers with a passion for all things food. Here you can get lots of weeknight meal inspiration, eat more plant-based meals, and still indulge in a decadent sweet treat. Baked Bree is a place where you will find great recipes and inspiration for your next adventure.

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This Post Has 74 Comments

  1. Bridget

    Congratulations on one year! I really enjoy your blog and photographs so much. And of course I love the recipes–last night I crock-potted a chuck roast, and tonight after work, we’re having the Italian Drip Beef Sandwiches. I’m SO looking forward to them! Thank you!

    1. bakedbree

      Thanks! Yum, I want a Drip Beef Sandwich now….

  2. Jacqueline

    Happy Birthday! I’m new to this blog but can I just say that your recipes already have me drooling. Any blog that features a delicious peanut butter/chocolate treat (along with other tasty looking goodies) gets a gold star in my book.

    1. bakedbree

      thank you Jacqueline.

  3. Nichole

    “shack-wacky” haha Never heard that phrase before but I’ve suffered from it myself. =) Congratulations on your first blogaversary! It’s a beautiful thing you have going here. I discovered the magic of PB + bananas in my oatmeal at Christmastime & I’ve been on a serious PB kick ever since. And you’ve just given me a perfect example of why it’s nothing I need to get over soon.

    1. bakedbree

      thank you! I learned all about shack-wackiness living while living in the snow of NS.

  4. wm

    Gorgeous baby! Happy birthday!

    1. bakedbree

      thank you World Momma!

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    I’m so glad I found you on your birthday – congrats! This perfect stack looks like the absolute best way to celebrate. 🙂

    1. bakedbree

      Thank you Kate! Welcome!

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