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Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Chocolate & Peanut Butter Lovin'

No-Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Dream Bar
made with Melted Lindt Chocolate Truffles

My daughter loves to cook and bake, especially bake. She loves to create her own recipes or take an existing one and “tweak” it to her liking. I’ve been the lucky recipient of many of her culinary adventures from amazing soups to guacamole to delectable pastries. Tonight she treated me to a delicious desert bar that actually requires no baking whatever and has my three favorite ingredients: Chocolate, Peanut Butter, and Graham crackers. And although it won’t help me with my diet, it was yummy-licious.

The original recipe used only 1 cup of peanut butter but Heather feels (and so do I) that it works better with two cups of peanut butter. Here’s the recipe:

No-bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Dream Bars
2 ½ cups Graham Cracker Crumbs
(about 15 whole graham crackers mashed up)
2 cups smooth Peanut Butter
1 cup unsalted butter, melted
2 cups chocolate chips, melted
2 ¾ cups powdered sugar

In a medium bowl, stir together the graham crackers, sugar, peanut butter, and melted butter. Press into an ungreased 9 x 13 pan. Spread melted chocolate chips evenly on top. Cover with wrap and refrigerator until cold and chocolate sets. Cut into squares.

The desert is quick and easy and oh-so delicious. It can be easily dressed up with very minor changes. For example, you could substitute chunky peanut butter for creamy. Heather had a bag of Lindt chocolate truffles and melted those instead of the chocolate chips. For a fancier look, dot the top with peanut butter chips or Reeses Pieces. If you do, wait until the chocolate is partially set. Remember, nothing says loving like chocolate and peanut butter!

1 comment:

Erin said...

This isn't a comment -- although I'm waiting for you to make this recipe and bring it into the office -- but some links for Heather. You know, it's never too early to buy Christmas presents for your daughter, and these will make her merry!

And the ultimate: