Friday, May 31, 2013

Reese's PB Bars

About once a month I get a taste for peanut butter and chocolate. Although I make these bars for me, my husband thoroughly enjoys them, too! I got the recipe from my fabulous high school foods and nutrition teacher, Mrs. Lang. I think that class was one of the reasons my now-husband asked me out (coincidentally around the time of the Christmas cookie baking unit). These bars are easy to make, taste so much like Reese's peanut butter cups (but BETTER!), and I get asked for the recipe all the time! 

1. Drooling yet? Let's get started. Put 1c. butter and 1 1/2 c. peanut butter in a microwave safe bowl. Cover with wax paper and microwave until melted.

2. Meanwhile crush one sleeve of graham crackers. It is approximately 1 2/3 c. but I don't measure (sorry Mrs. Lang!).

3. Once the butter and peanut butter is melted, stir in your graham crackers and 3c. powdered sugar. Starting to look good! Go ahead, try a sample now.

4. Decision time! The original recipe says to pat peanut butter mixture into 9x13 pan. I use a smaller one because I like them thicker!

5. Melt 12oz milk chocolate chips to spread over top (I microwave them 30 seconds at a time and stir in between to prevent burning). I typically add 1-2T. vegetable oil to the melted chocolate to help it spread better. Put in fridge until chocolate is hardened.

Ahh sweet deliciousness! 
Reese's Peanut Butter Bars
1 2/3c. graham crackers, crumbled
1 1/2c. peanut butter
1c. margarine (low fat works fine!)
3c. powdered sugar
12oz. pkg milk chocolate chips
1-2T. oil (if desired)

1. Melt butter and peanut butter in microwave safe bowl. Meanwhile crush graham crackers.
2. Add crumbled graham crackers and powdered sugar. Mix together.
3. Press into 9x13 pan.
4. Melt chocolate chips and stir in oil if desired. 
5. Spread chocolate over bars. Refrigerate until chocolate has hardened. Cut into bars and enjoy!

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