I dare say I outdid myself when the challenge arose to bring an Asian dish to a Chinese New year's Party.
I wanted to make Peanut Butter Bars but I needed to make them Asian-y somehow.
Coconut oil, chili pepper and lime zest!
Crazy Amazing Thai Peanut Butter Dessert Bars with Chocolate Lime Frosting:
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 cups semisweet chocolate chips
2 TBS coconut oil
1/8-1/4 tsp ground chili pepper, depending on your tolerance for heat
zest of 2 limes, more if you like lime flavor but make sure you put the freshly zested lime on top RIGHT before you serve them
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 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).