Monday, January 3, 2011

Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars

My childhood church put together a cookbook back in '92. Moving to college and now married, I'd always ask my mom to email me recipes from this book. There were no more copies left at church, but this Christmas (hence the candy canes in the background) my mom found a spare copy! It's been almost 11 years.

With my spirits lifted, I delved into this cookbook only to find one of my favorite recipes-chocolate peanut butter bars. The original maker of this recipe? My mother! Ha, I didn't even know.

So today, since it's snowing, and since I'm feeling all warm and fuzzy inside, I decided to make it and share the treasured recipe with you, hope you enjoy!

Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars made with love by Patti Shelton (my mama)
1 c. butter/margarine
1 1/3 c. peanut butter
3 c. powdered sugar
2 c. graham cracker crumbs
12 oz. chocolate chips (1 1/2 c.)

Melt butter. Add peanut butter. Mix in powdered sugar. Mix in graham cracker crumbs.
Spread into a 9x13" pan. Melt chocolate chips and spread over peanut butter mixture.
Freeze 15 minutes.
Let stand at room temperature before cutting.

Enjoy! These are so easy, and if you crave chocolate and peanut butter (like I always do) these will definitely satisfy that sweet tooth.

The Farmer's Wife


Mike said...

Enjoy my Sweetie!

Dana said...

Hey Kristi!
Those look soooo good. And good for me, I have that cookbook.

I was bummed we missed your family by a day at the Christmas tree farm. We went on Friday - beat the rain. :)

Finally got my bloglines set up again so I won't miss a post. Hugs!

The Farmer's Wife said...

Hi Dana!

We missed you? I even got my hubby to come along. We decided to bump it back a day so there was no traveling on Thanksgiving, but yes, it was rainy and not the best tree-picking weather!