Ah, peanut butter and chocolate.
One of America’s most delectable combos. For me, it’s right up there with the mint and chocolate 0r salty and sweet.
Well here we have a recipe for you that is no-bake and oh-so good! It came from my husband’s aunt Pam.
I had committed to bringing dessert to a family party but had no time to bake anything and I certainly didn’t want to go store-bought. Then, I came across this recipe.
I think it took me 20 minutes total and I didn’t need to use the oven.
After tasting this recipe, I’m curious if I might be able to make it a little on the healthy side. Perhaps cutting some of the butter and using honey as a binding agent? Skipping the sugar altogether and relying on the honey for a touch of sweet? I’ll need to think about it.
But for now, here’s the decadent version.
Pam’s Peanut Butter Bars
- Two sticks of butter
- 1 cup creamy peanut butter
- 2 cups graham crusts
- 2 1/2 cups powdered sugar
Combine the above ingredients and press them into a 9×13 pan. Take a large bag of chocolate chips and melt it. (I used one small bag of Ghiradelli semi-sweet and one bag of 60 percent cacao). I prefer to melt chocolate over the stove using a double broiler but if you want to use the microwave do it 30-second increments. You don’t want to burn the chocolate – nast.
Pour the chocolate over the crust and pop it in the fridge to harden.
That’s it. Done and done!