Monday, October 18, 2010
No Bake Peanut Butter Bars
No-Bake Peanut Butter Squares
Recipe source: Modified every so slightly from What Megan's Making
2 cups powdered sugar
1 cup margarine or butter, softened
1 cup peanut butter
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 3/4 cups graham cracker crumbs (about 36 squares)
1 cup chopped peanuts (optional, Megan's version called for them but we don't like them in our house)
1 cup of semi sweet chocolate chips
2 T peanut butter
**you can use chunky peanut butter if you want, but we are strictly creamy people here so I didn't try it
**If you want a thicker chocolate topping, use the whole package of chocolate chips and up the peanut butter to 1/4 cup
Line square pan, 9x9x2 inches, with aluminum foil, leaving 1 inch of foil overhanging on opposite sides.
Crush graham crackers. I used my food processor, but a sealed plastic baggie works well too!
Mix powdered sugar, margarine, 1 cup of peanut butter and the vanilla in large bowl. Stir in cracker crumbs and peanuts (mixture will be a little stiff). Press in pan
Heat chocolate chip and 1/4 cup peanut butter over low heat, stirring frequently until smooth. Spread over crumb mixture. Cover and refrigerate about 1 hour or until chocolate is set.
Remove from pan, using foil to lift. Fold back foil; cut peanut butter mixture into squares. Refrigerate uncovered about 2 hours or until firm. Cover and refrigerate any remaining squares.