You know how sometimes you see something and you just know it’s going to be good? That happened to me with this recipe. I saw it on facebook and thought…… yes, yes yes, I’m in! Before I tell you how good it was I have to mention its simplicity. The perfect sequence and assembly of already prepared ingredients is all it takes. It really can’t get any easier than this. In regards to the taste, well…it was nicknamed something at work and I’m not going to say what they referred to it as. It was well liked, that’s for sure! Here’s what to do.
2 rolls of prepared chocolate chip cookie dough
Reese’s Peanut butter Cups (9 or 10 regular size)
3/4 cup powdered sugar
1 Tablespoon vanilla
2 packages of cream cheese
Sprinkle of Kosher salt
Preheat the oven to 300 degrees. Grease a square pan and spread a roll of cookie dough on the bottom. Chilled dough spreads the best so keep it in the refrigerator until you’re ready to use it.
Add a layer of Reese’s cups and spread them out individually. Now listen to me, a pack of Reese’s comes with 8 cups. You need 9 to do a square pan. I improvised and filled that empty space with a milk chocolate bar but I got lucky that I had them on hand. Go ahead and buy two 8 packs of Reese’s, it’s nice to have extras.
In a bowl, mix the cream cheese, powdered sugar, and vanilla together until smooth.
Spread the mixture on top of the cookie dough in the square pan.
Top with another roll of cookie dough. Remember that the dough is easier to spread out when it’s firm from being chilled. Once it’s spread out evenly, sprinkle lightly with a dash of Kosher salt. Salt is important in sweets!
Bake at 300 degrees for 50 minutes. Check and remove when it’s cooked in the middle. My experience was exactly 53 minutes to perfection in my oven. Set aside to cool and then place in the refrigerator for an hour or two to firm up. Slice, serve and enjoy!