Monday, July 22, 2013

no bake reese's peanut butter bars

Did anyone else engage in the Royal Baby Watch? What a bunch of hoopla. The Today Show sent Natalie Morales across the pond 10 days ago to capture every minute leading up to the big push and it's been painful watching her try to fill air time with things to do. Clearly, the media misjudged her due date as Natalie's had nothing to do for about 7 days now. 

But hooray! A little baby prince was born today. I've seen the list of possible baby names and I'm mostly opposed to the name "George." I don't know why, but I'm not a fan of that one. I do like one George Banks (I hope you don't need to look up this reference), but the name is just too formal for my liking. 

Many people argue that the Royal Monarchy is antiquated and irrelevant, but I think it's quite nice. I wish we had a similar system that encouraged celebration and allowed time off from work in honor of a little bebe's birth. Seriously, did you catch the highlights of the British excitement on tonight's news? I'm trying to think of a similar occasion that would elicit such a boisterous commotion here, but I can't come up with one. Maybe my mind is just drawing a blank. Any thoughts?

Moving along to these bars. These bars are good. Really good. Look at those bites of chocolate peanut butter heaven!

These no bake bars are your sweet solution to the insufferable heat wave. I'm sure you could guess that my oven has been on regularly throughout the summer, but I was so pleased to come across this recipe because they don't require heating up the kitchen and they're so simple. Melt some butter, crush up some graham crackers, mix those with peanut butter and powdered sugar, press into a pan, cover with an easy chocolate peanut butter coating. The hardest part is waiting for them to firm up in the refrigerator. These bars could be served at any number of occasions. Cookouts, parties, mid-afternoon snacking are a few ideas. A chocolate peanut butter bite to celebrate the royal baby? Sure, why not?

No Bake Reese's Peanut Butter Bars

1/2 cup butter, melted
1 cup graham cracker crumbs (8 full sheets)
1 cup powdered sugar
3/4 cup+ 2 tbsp creamy peanut butter
1 cup semi sweet chocolate chips

Line an 8x8 pan with aluminum foil and set aside
In a large bowl, mix together butter, graham cracker crumbs, powdered sugar, and peanut butter until combined
Press peanut butter mixture into bottom of your prepared pan
In a small bowl, combine remaining 2 tbsp of peanut butter and chocolate chips and microwave for 45 seconds
Remove bowl from microwave and stir until smooth
Evenly spread chocolate mixture over peanut butter layer
Refrigerate bars for at least two hours before cutting and serving


Source Sally's Baking Addiction
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  1. These look delicious. My Mom is a huge peanut butter cup fan. I've bookmarked these to make her for a treat. I found you thru the link party at inside brucrew life

    1. Thanks for stopping by Martha! Your mom will love these. They're an easy way to satisfy any chocolate/peanut butter cravings!

  2. Just made these they are yummy!!! And I am not a huge reeses fan :)

    1. I'm so happy that you enjoyed them! They're definitely hard not to like!

  3. I would love for you to share and link up at my weekly TGIF Link Party if you haven't already this week. Your favorite posts, most popular, recent or new! The party is open every Thursday night and closes Wednesday's at midnight. Followed by (Not SO) Wordless Wednesday!
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    Hugs, Cathy

  4. These look AMAZING!!! We would love for you to share at our fun Super Summer Saturday link up here: Thanks! Julie