Peanut Butter Bars

Fresh and ready to eat!

Fresh and ready to eat!

I like chocolate.  And I like peanut butter.  And personally, there is no better food combination than peanut butter AND chocolate.  I’ve definitely been known to dip oreos in peanut butter…or use a spoon and scoop out peanut butter and then sprinkle it with chocolate chips…or melt peanut butter and chocolate chips together and pour over vanilla ice cream (this amazing and you should try it).  Pretty much if something says chocolate and peanut butter I want it.  In fact, by the time I’ve finished hearing the description I’ve probably already started eating it.  What can I say?

I also like things that are delicious and easy to make.  That means I really like this recipe.  Because it’s delicious.  And easy.  And delicious (did I already say that?).

Ingredients:

1/2 cup butter
1 cup graham crackers (about 8 sheets), crumbled
1 cup powdered sugar
3/4 cup + 3 Tbsp peanut butter, divided (creamy or crunchy…creamy will make the chocolate layer look better…but they both taste good)
1 cup chocolate chips (semi sweet or milk, depending on your preference…I go with semi sweet…because of my mature taste palette 😀 )

Directions:

Line a 9×9 pan with foil.

In a microwave safe bowl, melt butter.  Add graham cracker crumbs, powdered sugar, and 3/4 cup peanut butter.  Stir until combined.

Press into the lined 9×9 pan.

In a microwave safe bowl, melt chocolate chips.  Add 3 Tbsp peanut butter.  Stir until smooth…unless you used crunchy peanut butter…it won’t ever get smooth.  A tip about melting chocolate chips: they’re easy to burn, yes, even in a microwave.  So go for less time, even if they don’t look melted pull the bowl out and stir it a couple times, the chocolate may be soft enough at this point.  If it’s not soft enough put it back in the microwave for a few more seconds.

Pour over the graham cracker layer.  Spread the chocolate layer out.  Then put the pan in the fridge for at least 3 hours.  Then cut and serve.  This can make 16 squares…unless you’re like me…then it only makes 9…I really like big servings of chocolate and peanut butter treats 🙂 .

Peanut Butter Bars

Peanut Butter Bars

All close-up and delicious and stuff

All close-up and delicious and stuff

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