Somehow I have two huge jars of opened peanut butter taking up space in my kitchen cabinet. I decided to rectify this situation by making a Family Home Evening treat with peanut butter last night. I searched around a found this recipe on culinary hill.com. They claimed easy, no bake, Grandma’s “Almost Reese’s” recipe. Right up my ally and all my kids favorite candy is Reese’s so I decided to give it a god. Totally easy, just beware that they need to sit up in the fridge for about 3 hours before they are ready to eat. Everyone loved them. They are super rich so a small piece will do. We ended up delivering them to a bunch of neighbors after family home evening. Too good to keep the whole pan around tempting me for the rest of the week.
ALMOST REESE’S PEANUT BUTTER BARS
- 1 1/2 C brown sugar
- 1 3/4 C powdered sugar
- 10 Tbsp butter, room temperature, divided,
- 1 1/2 C peanut butter
- 1 C milk chocolate or semi-sweet chocolate chips.
- Line 8 inch or 9 inch square pan with aluminum foil (or wax paper or should work without either too).
- In large bowl, cream 5 Tbsp butter, brown sugar, and powdered sugar until smooth. Stir in peanut butter. Mix well and press into prepared pan.
- In small, microwave-safe bowl, heat chocolate chips and remaining 5 Tbsp butter for 1 minutes. Stir carefully and continue to microwave if necessary in 30-second increments until smooth, stirring after each increment. Pour over peanut butter crust and spread evenly.
- Chill until firm, at least 3 hours or overnight. Let stand 10 minutes at room temperature before serving (totally skipped that part–do you think my people were going to stare at that delicious chocolate/peanut butter conglomeration for 10 minutes?) Store left overs in the refrigerator.