Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Reese's PB Bars

The only catch is that they're not really Reese's bars, but they're a great home-made version of the same. I've made it half a dozen times in the last few years; in every case I had to prepare a dessert for a church meal or family get-together in a hurry, and it's not failed me. I got this recipe from a Houghton cookbook given to us by Joel and Sonya (soon-to-be) Dunham for our wedding. Its real title is Libby Falk's Peanut Butter Bars. Thank you, Libby Falk, whoever you are or where'er you may be.

2 sticks butter, melted
1 and 3/4 cups graham cracker crumbs
1 cup creamy p.b.
2 and 1/3 cup powdered sugar

12 oz. chocolate chips

Combine first four ingredients in a 13 X 9- inch pan. Melt the chocolate chips and carefully spread over top. Cut into bars when chocolate is slightly firm but not yet entirely hardened.


kelly v said...

I made these tonight as a last minute dessert after dinner with my roommates; these peanut butter bars are absolutely delicious. I'm so grateful that this recipe was posted on your blog!

abigail said...

And I'm now glad I posted it! It's so insanely easy that the delicious result is surprising. One kind of expects to put forth more work for such decadence, but, nope...

Anonymous said...

These are a HUGE favorite of mine from childhood....the only thing I do different is that I put a piece of parchment underneath for easy removal! :D