Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Peanut Butter and Chocolate Solve Everything

Once upon a time, not so long ago....



our illustrious First Lady decided to reform the nation's school lunch menu.  


Mostly for the good, this decision left an indelible mark at my school.  



You see, the Reece Cup Bars that our lunch ladies made were the stuff of legend.  Known to cure all ills and many types of unhappiness, they became virtually obsolete.  




So I had to take matters into my own hands and come up with a recipe I could live with.  


More importantly, one my son would love.  



These were made at his request and they are going fast, causing great waves of happiness around the house.  



Reeces Peanut Butter Bars 


1 cup melted butter
2 cups graham cracker crumbs
2 cups powdered sugar
*Mix these ingredients and press into an 8x12 inch pan. 


Pour 1 1/2 cups chocolate chips into a microwave proof bowl and top it off with 1 cup and 4 tablespoons peanut butter.  Melt until smooth, stirring at each interval.  

Pour peanut butter/chocolate mixture on top of the graham cracker mix in the pan.  Chill until firm.  


*Crucial Tip* 
Scrape off any remaining chocolate/peanut butter mixture that is left in the bowl and eat every drop.  



"Through enjoyment, we endure."  

Florence Ditlow  




39 comments:

  1. I think we have a winner ! I will be trying your very easy recipe.....thanks

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  2. You brought me a smile . . . bet there was one from your son too.
    Looks quite tempting . . .(thanks . . . I'll have the recipe!)

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  3. A winner!!! Thanks for the recipe, and I will most definitely be giving it a try.

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  4. Love the quote! These look absolutely to die for! I'm going to have to put this recipe on my to-try list. Peanut butter and chocolate are too of my favorite foods!

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  5. IF you were still allowed to have bake sales at school, you could make a small fortune, I bet!

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  6. You just can't go wrong by combining peanut butter and chocolate! These look so GOOD!!

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  7. If I were there, they would be gone....I have been on a Reese cup kick for a long while now. They have always been one of my favorites.

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  8. you made me smile with your last bit of advice. :)

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  9. I missed the 'reform', but I am sure your recipe is good!

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  10. Oh this sounds so delectable. Thank you for this recipe.

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  11. Oh, these look so good! Now I'm hungry for some.

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  12. You've spoken to my heart here.
    When my husband & I were in school, our lunch ladies made these as well.. Indeed, the stuff of legend. They've been cut from lunch lady land at our kids' school as well. I might have to make these for Valentines Day, and a few "practice" batches before. ;)

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  13. That, my friend, is a very crucial tip!! Yummy!!

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  14. Next question-
    When will you tackle Mounds bars, my all time favorite. I'll pass on peanut butter. Feed me coconut! Please.

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  15. Come on, my two favorites, look so good.Blessings Francine.

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  16. lol! YUM!!!! And I totally agree with your tidbit of final advice!

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  17. Well now I am happy just imagining the taste:) Hug B

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  18. Peanut butter and chocolate it could solve all world problems well maybe not.
    Merle..........

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  19. Looks delicious but I refuse to eat peanut butter. My arteries shudder at the mere thought!

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  20. Yummy!! I am so putting this recipe on my must bake list! Thanks for popping by Michelle, I don't ever recall a blizzard quite as bad as we are enduring. The snow continues to fall (24 inches) with 50-60 mph wind gusts...T'is winter in Maine...

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  21. Everybody's diet needs a little peanut butter and chocolate. Yum! ;)

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  22. I could devour these! On a stressful day with a coca-cola. Oh yes!

    Love it.

    Velva

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  23. A little Reese Peanut Butter Bar never hurt anyone. Even though I think Mrs. Obama is right to be concerned about the extent of obesity in this country, pushing food that kids won't eat is not the answer.

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  24. That looks amazing. I wonder if there is a low fat version, ha ha.

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  25. OK, that does it.. must make some of those! I copied and printed up that recipe. I'm sure Michelle O had the best intentions.. but I hope your cooks go back to making these! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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  26. p-nut butter & chocolate (together) solve everything. amen! (well, maybe not EVERYTHING...but it can help!!) yum. my favorite indulgence...reese's. and HOME-MADE...even yummier!

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  27. Oh this looks really amazing! I must try one of those so thank you for the recipe!
    Have a happy week and take care...
    Warm hug from a windy island and Titti

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  28. Be still my heart! These look absolutely mouth watering and thanks so much for adding the crucial tip. The best part is that it's such a simple recipe. Thanks for sharing!

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  29. Oh my ... looks deeee licious !!! : - )

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  30. Oooooh, this looks . . Divine . . .

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  31. I have never seen that crucial tip listed before, and applaud you for adding it!

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