Monday, November 1, 2010

A perfect combination

Here's the next recipe from my King Arthur Flour addiction. It definitely ranks up there with my husbands Top 5 of favorite candy/desserts. I asked him if it was #1 but he said it would be unfair to the others so he won't pick.

Peanut Butter Squares

1 cup peanut butter (crunchy or smooth)
3/4 cups butter (one and a half sticks)

In a large microwavable bowl, melt PB and butter together.

Stir in 1 tsp vanilla extract

You need 2 cups graham cracker crumbs. I put 2 packages (the bricks of grahams) in the blender to get the crumbs. It was the perfect amount.

Add the graham cracker crumbs and
3 cups confectioners' sugar to the peanut butter mixture and stir well.

Spread into a 9x13 inchpan. The recipe says to line it with parchment paper first to make removal easier. I used a shallow pie pan for mine and still got excellent results.

To press the bars down, lay a piece of plastic over the top then use another pan to press the bars flat. So quick and easy.

Now for the Chocolate:

In a glass 2 cup measuring cup, put 2 cups chocolate chips and 2 Tablespoons shortening in and place in microwave. Heat for 1 minute, stirring afterwards to smooth the chocolate. You may need to heat for another 30 seconds or so to get the chocolate smooth and creamy.

When chocolate is ready, smooth across the peanut butter bars. Place in fridge or freezer to set the bars.

It's cold enough here, I just put the pan in my garage for about an hour.
Cut into 1 inch squares and Enjoy!


  1. You know that I am HAPPY to be your tester anytime, right? :)

  2. i LOVE these! thanks for posting the recipe.


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