Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Peanut Butter Graham Bars


These may look a bit odd, and certainly sound a bit odd, but they are SO EASY and SOOOOO Yummy! I made them for a recent playgroup and they were a hit! They go together quickly- less then 30 min. and only need to chill a short time till firm. I got the recipe years ago from a Quick Cooking magazine and have made them a few times.

20 graham cracker squares, divided
1 cup graham cracker crumbs (about 14 squares crushed)
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup butter, cubed
1/3 cup milk
1/2 cup semi sweet chocolate chips
1/4 cup creamy peanut butter

Line the bottom of a greased 11 X 7 pan with half of the graham cracker squares; set aside. In a 2 qt microwave safe bowl, combine the crumbs, sugars, butter and milk. Microwave uncovered on high for 1 minute; stir. Microwave on high 2-2 1/2 minutes longer. Immediately pour half over crackers in prepared pan. Top with the remaining graham cracker squares. Spread with remaining sugar mixture.

In a small microwave-safe bowl, heat chocolate chips and peanut butter, uncovered, on high for 45-60 seconds or until chips are melted. Stir until smooth and blended. Spread evenly over bars. Cover and refrigerate or freeze until firm. Cut into bars and Enjoy!!!!