Friday, November 27, 2009

Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars

Anyone who knows me knows that I have an inordinate love for peanut butter, particularly desserts which contain this magical ingredient. On this post-Thanksgiving day, having just overindulged in turkey, stuffing and pumpkin pie, why not share a recipe? These bars got good reviews on their first public outing, and I promise that you will be well-received when you bring these along with you to your next holiday party.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars
Makes 48 bars

3 c powdered sugar
3/4 c brown sugar
1/2 c softened butter
2 c crunchy peanut butter
8 oz semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/4 c milk

Beat together sugars and butter until blended; the mixture will be crumbly. Mix in peanut butter. With clean hands, press the mixture into an ungreased 9”x13” pan in a smooth layer. Melt the chocolate and milk together in a small pan on the stove, and spread over the peanut butter layer. Freeze until the bars begin to set (approximately 20 minutes), cut into 48 bars, then return to the freezer to continue to set. Bars can be stored in a sealed container in the freezer, and are tasty straight out of the freezer or allowed to warm up slightly.

Thanks, Joanna, for introducing us to this recipe and Mom, for bringing it back from your Australian visit. Ah, the extra special challenge of converting from metric…

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