peanut butter bars

21 Jan

1000000000 times better than a reeses cup. with only a few ingredients and the satisfying taste of being home made šŸ™‚

i am literally about to change your life.

What You NEED for 8 bars:

1/3-1/2 c creamy peanut butter

8 graham crackers

2/3 stick-1 full stick of melted butter (yes.)

1/3 c powdered sugar

1 cup milk or semi sweet chocolate chips (or 2 cups if you like a higher chocolate to peanut butter ratio, i like more pb than chocolate, personally)

 

How its Done:

refrigerateĀ a cookie sheet or brownie pan while you get all your ingredients together.

in a blender or food processor, process the graham crackers until they are fine crumbs.

add in the butter and powdered sugar, blend until all combined and moist.

transfer to the cooled brownie pan and mix in the peanut butter until its all combined. spread evenly in a flat layer, you can make the bars as thick or thin as you’d like, i like them about 1/2 inch thick overall. dont worry, the mixture is going to seem liquidy but as it cools it will harden up to become a sturdier consistency.

in this picture you can see my mixture only takes up half the pan, because that was 8 bars and if i made a full 16 i would eat a full 16 so…yeah.

refrigerate for 30 minutes.

once the peanut butter mixture is hardened, melt the chocolate chips in a double boiler or in the microwave

spread the chocolate over the peanut butter layer. i like a 2:1 ratio peanut butter to chocolate.

put in the fridge for 30 minutes or until the chocolate is cooled and firmed. slice into bars. then you can eat them or if you are saving them for later, put them back in the fridge for another 30 minutes before taking them out and moving the slices to a container. THATS IT. seriously. no baking. no nothing. its easy, the actual work takes 5 minutes. and i promise these are INCREDIBLE.

 

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2 Responses to “peanut butter bars”

  1. Ashley February 19, 2012 at 4:21 pm #

    oh how i miss these haha

    • ad2542a February 19, 2012 at 4:50 pm #

      me too haha. they dont fit into my diet….unfortunately.

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