Sunday, July 13, 2014

Something a Little Sinful on Sunday

Jamielyn Nye of www.iheartnaptime.net, posted this recipe for no bake Reese's Peanut Butter Bars. It's a recipe that she found in her grandmother's recipe box. So I thought I would give them a try. They are good and yes, they are quite sinful. But, I always say that most everything is okay in moderation. Almost everything  anyway :)
Here's the recipe;
  • 1 cup salted butter (melted)
  • 2 cups keebler graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 3/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 (11 oz) bag milk chocolate chips
  1. Combine all ingredients, except chocolate chips in a medium sized bowl. Stir until the mixture is smooth and creamy.
  2. Pour peanut butter mixture into a 9x13 pan.
  1. Melt chocolate chips in the microwave (at 50% power) for 1-2 minutes. Stir chocolate and pour over the peanut butter mixture. Spread chocolate with a spatula. 
  1. To even out chocolate, tap pan on the counter.
  2. Refrigerate bars for one hour. Cut while bars are still cool. Enjoy!

**Just a note about the sweetness of the bars. For me, I found them to be just a little too sweet, my husband did not, of course! Remember, the graham crackers contain sugar as does peanut butter. Although, I did not use regular peanut butter, rather as my husband likes to call it, "hippy butter." You know, the natural, organic, non processed stuff! The next time that I make these, I plan to cut down the powdered sugar to 1 1/2 cups rather than the 1 3/4 cup that is called for in the recipe and see if that makes a difference.  
I had about 1/3 cup of butterscotch morsels left over, so I decided to melt them, and add just a little milk so I could drizzle the mixture over the top of my bars. It does make for a nice addition. 
The bars will freeze well, so you can make them up and freeze a couple in a bag for afternoon snacks. If you don't freeze them, be sure to keep them in an airtight container in the refrigerator. 

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  1. Wow, that is a lot of sugar. Bet these are delicious though. ;) xx

    1. Like I said, I think so too. Just try reducing the sugar a bit or use a granulated sugar substitute. But, they are good. You only need a little bite to be satisfied.

  2. My husband is a huge fan of peanut butter, so I just quickly whipped these up for him, and they are awesome! Thank you so much for the recipe! I cut out 1/2 a cup of the sugar, and used dark chocolate chips, and it was just the right amount of sweet! (I also stirred in some mini marshmallows with the chocolate for a smores effect.)

    1. Wow, that was fast!!! So glad you like them. And I am happy to find out that a 1/2 cup of the sugar can be deleted. Like I said, my husband was okay with the sugar, but I found them to be just a little too sweet for my taste.