Thursday, August 5, 2010

Grocery Cart Challenge Recipe Swap

One of my first jobs when I turned sixteen was working at a deli. Everything there was over the top delicious and one of the perks of the job was that I got a free meal every day that I worked. I'd build myself the most amazing sandwich or savory Gyro and end each meal with a delicious fresh baked dessert. There were homemade apple dumpling with lemon cream poured over the top, velvety french silk pies, creamy Peanut Butter Pie, and the best buttery shortbread cookies ever. But what always kept me coming back were the the Peanut Butter Bars. I could have eaten the whole pan if no one was looking. A few years back I finally found a recipe that tasted like those bars. Come to find out, it's about the easiest dessert I'll ever make.

5 Ingredient No Bake Peanut Butter Butters

1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
1 lb confectioners sugar
1 1/2 cups peanut butter
1 cup melted butter
1 (12 ounce) bag milk chocolate chips

Combine crumbs, sugar and peanut butter and mix well. Blend in melted butter until well combined. Press mixture evenly into a 9 x 13 inch pan. Melt chocolate chips in microwave or in double boiler. Spread over peanut butter mixture. Chill until just set and cut into bars. Delicious with a cold glass of milk.

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Unknown said...

I do so love peanut butter! And a no-bake dessert in this heat is perfect - thank you, thank you!!

April@The 21st Century Housewife said...

Those peanut butter bars sound absolutely delicious - the perfect no bake treat for a hot summer's day. Thanks for hosting the Recipe Swap - Have a great weekend!

Susannah said...

These look toooo good. I can smell them! Like you, I'd be tempted to eat the whole panful.

I noticed from one of your other posts that you live in WA. We do too... nice to have some hotter weather lately isn't it?

e-Mom @ Susannah's {Kitchen}

Wendy (The Local Cook) said...

Oh my word that looks sinfully delicious.

ellie mae said...

Love the "No bake"! Not having to heat up the oven in this heat is great!

Verity said...

It was fun seeing the peanut butter bars on your website. My family would make them almost every Sunday when I was a kid--we called them Easy Peanut Butter Treats. Thanks for bringing back some yummy memories!

Melodie said...

My mom used to make something like this but I never had a recipe to do it myself. THANK YOU! My kids will love them!

Anonymous said...

THe guys at DH's work will be thanking you tomorrow! I had two jars of peanut butter that needed to be moved = two pans of bars chilling out right now!

The Domestic Goddess said...

I made these once when a friend gave me the recipe. They were so tasty, I scarfed them down in a New York minute. So I made another batch to share with my family. Darn near ate the whole batch of those too. So I stopped making these in order to save my waistline. But now you've re-introduce them into my life and I'll have to make a pan of these tonight. *sigh*

Anonymous said...

I made these the other day. They were a huge success with my crew. Thanks for sharing the recipe.