Saturday, September 10, 2011

Aunt Lois' Peanut Butter Bars (no bake)

All of my aunts are wonderful cooks and bakers.  I remember Aunt Lois Johnson making these often.  They are like Buckeye candies in a bar form.  No wonder I love them so much!

1 cup butter (2 sticks)
1 1/2 cups creamy peanut butter
3 1/2 cups powdered sugar
1 1/2 cups crushed graham crackers
12 oz bag of chocolate chips (or a 12 oz Hershey candy bar)
2 tsp peanut butter or shortening

In a saucepan, melt butter.  Stir in peanut butter. Mix well.  In a large mixing bowl combine the powdered sugar and graham crackers.  Add the melted butter/peanut butter mixture.  Mix well.

Press into a 9x13 pan. (I prefer to line my pan with parchment paper)

Place chocolate chips and shortening (or peanut butter) in a microwave safe bowl.  Heat in 30 second intervals, stirring until melted and smooth.  Pour chocolate over peanut butter mixture and spread evenly.

Place pan in fridge just until the chocolate is set and then cut into bars.  Can be stored in the fridge or at room temperature. 

Cut into small pieces as they are very rich.


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