Remember those awesome peanut butter bar cookies they served in the school cafeteria? You know the ones…the bars that are so peanut buttery it makes your teeth hurt just to think about them? The ones that were so good, you wished you could ask for seconds? Yeah…that’s them. And today, I’m going to show you how delightully easy they are to make. I got this recipe from Pioneer Woman’s Tasty Kitchen website. The first thing my husband said when he tasted them was “These are JUST LIKE the ones we had in school!” And after seeing the ingredients, you’ll see why it was something they made in the school cafeteria…it’s all things that they could get in ‘commodity bulk’.
I’m not going to tell you we ate half the batch in the first 5 minutes. But we did. And I wonder why I keep gaining weight?!?!
So, here’s the super simple recipe for these amazing bars.
In a bowl, combine the following:
2 cups peanut butter
2-1/2 cups powdered sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 cup graham cracker crumbs
1/2 cup butter, melted
(See what I mean? Commodity type items!)
Stir until well combined. Then press into a 8″ square pan, lined with foil. Why line with foil? Two reasons. One – it’s easier to remove the bars from the pan later. Two (and the most important to me!) – it makes cleanup SO much easier…no pan to wash!
Prepare the chocolate topping. Combine about 6 ounces of chocolate chips with 2-3 tbsp peanut butter in a microwave safe dish. Melt slowly in the microwave, stirring every 30 seconds, until smooth.
Spread over bars and chill until set.
Cut into squares and have flashbacks of the school cafeteria and that awesome hairdo you sported back then!
Don’t forget to come back tomorrow to for another COOKBOOK WINNING WEDNESDAY!!!