Peanut Butter Bars
So, this week I was craving a candy bar like you wouldn’t believe. I was at work, so pretty much my only options were a vending machine or the gas station across the street. I opted for the vending machine and I ended up disappointed. The caramel in said candy car had all melted to one side. I had maybe two bites and I threw it away.
If you follow me on twitter you saw this whole thing play out – and if you don’t follow me on twitter, why not!? But, that’s neither here nor there… my sister Jodie tweeted and said that I should have made my own. And about 45 minutes after I got home I realized she was right. So, I whipped up a batch of reese’s peanut butter bars. They taste JUST like the candy. Next time I am making them in actual cup form!
Warning: These are addicting. Really addicting. I had to take them to someone else’s house and LEAVE them, because I ate myself sick after about 1/3 of the pan. So, be prepared to share!
Happy Friday everyone!!
Peanut Butter Bars
Yield: 15 bars
Total Time: 2 hours 30 minutes
1 cup of butter, melted
2 cups of graham cracker crumbs, I ground mine in a food processor
2 cups of powdered sugar
1 and 1/4 cups of peanut butter
1 bag of chocolate chips
In a medium bowl pour the melted butter, graham crackers, powdered sugar and peanut butter - mix together well. Press into a 13x9 pan. Put in the fridge for about 30 minutes. Then melt the chocolate chips and pour over the top and spread evenly throughout the pan. Put it back in the fridge for at least another 2 hours. When you're ready to gorge yourself enjoy an awesome treat, slice and enjoy.
Next time: Line a muffin tin with papers. Then melt 1/2 the bag of chocolate chips and pour a thin layer of chocolate into each of the muffin papers. Put in the fridge for an hour. Then I would make the peanut butter filling and fill each with about 1/4 inch thick filling, pressing it flat. Then I would pour chocolate over the top until the peanut butter filling is covered. Then, place back in the fridge until the chocolate is set.
*Recipe adapted from Let's Dish