Tuesday, March 20, 2012

No-Bake Peanut Butter Bars!

I've never made any cookies or bars that are no-bake because every recipe I've seen has always included oats. Oats oats oats. I hate oats! I came across this recipe from Six Sisters' Stuff, which is a great blog and you should check it out!





Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter melted
  • 2 cups graham cracker crumbs (use the boxed kind, or grind them in a food processor. Tiny granules.)
  • 2 cups confectioners’ sugar (aka powdered sugar)
  • 1 cup + 4 tablespoons peanut butter
  • 1 1/2 cups milk chocolate chips

Directions
In a medium bowl, mix together the melted butter, graham cracker crumbs, confectioners’ sugar, and 1 cup peanut butter until well blended. Press evenly into the bottom of an ungreased 9×13 inch pan. (I did mine in a 9X9 square pan because I wanted them thicker) In the microwave, melt the chocolate chips with the peanut butter, stirring every 30 seconds until melted until smooth. Spread over the peanut butter layer. Refrigerate for at least one hour before cutting into squares.

Someone in the comments section suggested using animal crackers in place of graham crackers, which I think also sounds good and perhaps a tad less sweet.