Saturday, December 28, 2013

No Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars

Sometimes there is a dessert we will make often. This dessert is one of them. It is probably because the dessert has peanut butter in it. It also could be that my daughter is making it. This weekend, she asked me to make it with her for my Mother's birthday. She told me how much my Mother loved it at Thanksgiving. While we were making it, I suggested we should put some peanut butter cups on top. She was a little leery since she thought it was already great. So, I compromised with her and we put peanut butter cups on one half. Next time my daughter makes this dessert, I know she will cover the top with peanut butter cups. I will warn you that this is a very rich dessert but so delicious.
No Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars
2 cups peanut butter
3/4 cup butter, softened
2 cups powdered sugar
3 cups Nilla Wafer cookies
2 cups semi-sweet chocolate mini chips
1 cup peanut butter cups, chopped

  1. Grease a 13x9 baking sheet with nonstick baking spray.
  2. In a food processor, pulse the Vanilla Wafer cookies for 20 seconds. Set aside. 
  3. In a large bowl, cream 1 1/4 cups peanut butter and butter until fluffy.
  4. Slowly, add 1 cup powdered sugar.
  5. Mix in the crushed cookies and the 1 cup of powdered sugar.
  6. Fold in 1/2 cup of the chocolate chips.
  7. Press the cookie mixture into the baking sheet.
  8. In a medium saucepan, melt 1 1/2 cups of chocolate chips with 3/4 cups peanut butter over low heat. Stir constantly until smooth.
  9. Evenly spread the melt chocolate mixture over the cookie mixture.
  10. Top the chocolate mixture with the chopped peanut butter cups.
  11. Refrigerate the bars for at least 1 hour or until the chocolate is firm.
  12. Cut into bars and store in the refrigerator.
Recipe adapted from Toll House Nestle Cookies cookbook.

Two years ago...............................I made Chocolate Cupcakes.
Did you already know...................
-In 1898, the National Biscuit Company was incorporated when it merged over 100 bakeries.
-In 1971, the National Biscuit Company changes it's name to Nabisco.
-Since 2012, Nabisco is currently owned by Mondelez International.

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