Christmas is all about food, right? Good stuff you make to eat when your family comes to visit. Treats to take to neighbors on a paper plate covered with Seran Wrap and topped with a holiday bow. Rich, thigh-thickening, ooey-gooey goodies at the office party.
I’ve got a yummy recipe for you to try. It’s easy peasy to make so it won’t stress you out. (Well, maybe if you eat all of it all by yourself, you might get a wee bit stressed out when you think of the possible weight gain.) And, your family will adore them (if you leave them some and if they like chocolate and peanut butter).
This would also be a great recipe to make with your grandchildren. They will feel like a successful chef when they make this treat. Making this could become a great Christmas tradition for grandma and grandchildren.
Peanut Butter Cup Bars
1/2 cup butter (can use margarine)
1 3/4 cup powdered confectioner’s sugar
1 cup peanut butter
3/4 cup graham cracker crumbs
1/4 cup butter (can use margarine)
1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
Line an 8×8 inch pan with foil for easy removal.
Melt 1/2 cup butter of low heat. Remove from heat and stir in powdered confectioner’s sugar. Add peanut butter and graham cracker crumbs, stirring until creamy. Spread mixture into pan, patting down evenly.
Using the same pot (makes for easy cleanup!), melt butter using low heat. Add chocolate chips and stir until they are soft (almost melted). Be careful because you can cook them too much and the chocolate will go hard and you won’t be able to spread it on top. (In that case, you’d just have to eat the chocolate yourself to hide the evidence that you screwed up.)
Remove from heat and stir until chocolate is smooth and shiny. Spread over peanut butter layer. Refrigerate for 30 minutes. Cut into bars.
Store peanut butter cup bars in refrigerator.
Happy baking — and eating!