Monday, November 2, 2015

Peanut Butter Bars

It's turned nice and fallish around here and we have enjoyed the perfect days!

We have opened the windows.

We have watched the deer come into the clearing on our land.

We have started searching for our favorite fall recipes.

My sweet girl cherub got the notion to make peanut butter bars.

Since it was Halloween evening, and we needed a little treat,

we grabbed the ingredients and made these delicious bars!

These are great because they require no baking and they're quick!

If you like Reese's, then you're going to love these!  I say, "so long" to buying those peanut butter cups; these are a classic snack treat!

Peanut Butter Bars

1 /4 cup butter, melted
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup peanut butter (smooth or crunchy)
1 1/4 cups confectioners sugar
4 full-size Hershey chocolate bars, melted (or 1 cup melted chocolate chips)

To the melted butter, add the brown sugar and peanut butter and stir until well combined.

Use a large spoon to stir in the powdered sugar, in small scoops until all of the ingredients form a ball of dough that leaves the side of the bowl.

Pat the peanut butter dough into an 8X8 (or 9X9) square pan, as evenly as you can.

Break the chocolate bars into pieces into a microwave safe bowl and microwave at 30 second intervals, stirring after each, until completely melted. Spoon over top of peanut butter mixture and spread evenly.

Allow to cool completely at room temperature until chocolate hardens again or place in the refrigerator for faster hardening.

Cut into squares and serve to some to your family, who's been asking, "When will this be done?"

This recipe can easily be doubled; just use a 9 X 13 pan!

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