Tuesday, January 3, 2012

No Bake Peanut Butter Bars

When I decided to share the recipe this was all that was left.
I made these for a family Christmas party this year and everyone loved them. My husband and I found them to be a little bitter so if you don't like semisweet chocolate, then I recommend you going for milk chocolate instead.

1 1/4 cups graham cracker crumbs
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
3/4 cup peanut butter
1/3 cup corn syrup
1 - 6 oz. package semisweet or milk chocolate pieces
2 Tablespoons peanut butter (optional)
Cooking spray
  1. Lightly coat an 8 inch square pan with cooking spray and set aside
  2. Combine crumbs, sugar, and cinnamon inn a medium mixing bowl
  3. Add 3/4 cup peanut butter and syrup to the crumb mixture, mixing just until blended
  4. Press mixture evenly into pan and set aside
  5. Place chocolate morsels in a double boiler (or a glass bowl over a pot because you don't have fancy cookware) over simmering water or melt them in a microwave safe container--stirring occasionally--until completely melted
  6. Stir morsels until melted
  7. Spread evenly over surface of peanut butter mixture
  8. (Optional) Swirl 2 tablespoons peanut butter into warm chocolate using a knife for marble effect
  9. Chill until chocolate is set, cut into squares to serve
I re-made this recipe before it was posted and realized that I had a glass measuring cup with a spout that would be a whole lot safer and easier than my makeshift double broiler.  The first picture is with semi-sweet and the below picture is with milk chocolate.
Again, I didn't think to snap a photo until most was gone.

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