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Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Peanut Butter Bars

With J's love of peanut butter comes the love of all confections using said product.  Since I made peanut butter I was itching to make peanut butter bars.

Peanut Butter Bars Recipe

1/2 cup = 1 stick of room temperature or softened butter.  All recipes should start with butter.
1 cup oatmeal
1 cup powdered sugar
3/4 cup peanut butter

Chocolate Topping

1/4 cup peanut butter
1 cup chocolate chips
Combine peanut butter, butter, powdered sugar, and oatmeal in a bowl and mix.
Spread peanut butter mix In an ungreased glass dish, cookie sheet, or other pan and pat it down until it is smooth.  This is a small 8 x 8 glass dish that I used.
Refrigerate peanut butter layer while making the chocolate topping.
Microwave peanut butter and chocolate chips 30 seconds at a time, stir and repeat until it is smooth.
Pour chocolate out on top of peanut butter base.
Smooth out chocolate.  This is my house and my rules so I get to lick the knife after smoothing the chocolate.
Sprinkle with crushed peanuts, saved from the peanut butter making process.
Refrigerate.  Cut into squares.  I always see peanut butter bars neatly stacked on pinterest.
Here is my attempt at artfully stacking peanut butter bars.  I broke two in the process.  Broken peanut butter must must be eaten immediately.  It is the law.
I am grateful I do not have nut allergies because these are delicious.