I have an Amish cookbook with a recipe for “Boyfriend Impresser Bars” and people always ask me for the recipe when I make it. Which makes me think there are a lot of sweet mamas out there working hard to help their beautiful daughters catch worthy gentleman callers.
And who am I to stand between a cookie and true love?
So here’s the recipe:
(Please note that the Amish work off about 4,000+ calories a day… so do not send me any e-mails complaining about the calorie count of this recipe! Just… hit the treadmill!)
Boyfriend Impresser Bars
1 cake mix
2 (8 oz.) cream cheese blocks
2 cups peanut butter
2 (12 oz.) Cool Whip containers
mini chocolate chips (optional)
Prepare cake as directed on box. Pour into two 13″ x9″ x 2″ cake pans. Bake 15 minutes at 350 degrees. Combine peanut butter and cream cheese. Beat in milk until desired spreading consistency. Spread a thin layer on hot cake. Fold Cool Whip in leftover peanut butter mixture and spread on cooled cake. Sprinkle chocolate chips on top and serve with love. Leftovers can be frozen.
Oh! One other thing.
If these work… please invite me to the wedding! I love weddings.
Suzanne Woods Fisher is a bestselling author of Amish fiction and non-fiction, and a columnist for Christian Post and Cooking & Such magazine. The Search won a 2012 Carol Award. The Waiting was a finalist for a 2011 Christy Award. The Choice was a finalist for a 2011 Carol Award. The Letters is a finalist for a Christian Retailing 2014 Best Award. Amish Peace: Simple Wisdom for a Complicated World and Amish Proverbs: Words of Wisdom from the Simple Life were both finalists for the ECPA Book of the Year (2010, 2011). Her interest in the Amish began with her grandfather, who was raised Plain in Franklin County, Pennsylvania. She travels back east a couple of times each year for research.
Suzanne’s latest release, The Quieting, is now available!