December 26, 2011
No Bake Peanut Butter Chocolate Bars for Christmas
I do not know what to call my latest creation, so I call it Peanut Butter Chocolate Bars, assuming the reader knows at least two of the ingredients. Last year I made some graham cracker desserts and thanks to my photography skills, the pictures were so terrible, I'm sure no one ever attempted to make them. However, this year, I am a year older and wiser and I think these bars look pretty tempting, or will at least tempt little kids.
The easy no-bake bars are perfect for a quick sweet bite, easy, and healthy with the oats and peanut butter.
I crushed vanilla wafers (2 cups), added 1 cup quick cooking oats, 1-1/2 cup confectioner's sugar, 8 tbsp. melted butter, 1 cup smooth peanut butter and mixed it well. Lined a 9 x 13 inch baking pan with parchment paper and pressed down the oats mixture firmly. Refrigerated for 30 minutes. Meanwhile, melted 8 oz. semisweet chocolate chips and poured over the oats layer. Sprinkled some colored nonpareils (Christmas mix), and allowed to set for another 30 minutes in the refrigerator. Lift the parchment paper and cut the oats-chocolate into squares. The peanutty chocolatey combo is fabulous (even if I say so!).