Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Peanut Butter Bars

I came across this recipe recently and just had to make it.  It reminded me of the peanut butter bars that they served with our school lunches in elementary school.  I don't know a kid, parent, teacher, or administrator who didn't love Mrs. Baggett's Peanut Butter Bars.  Hers were just like these but instead of having the chocolate covering, they were sprinkled with confectioners' sugar.  Next time, I'll make them just like that in memory of Mrs. Baggett. 

They are yummy either way you do it - try them!! If you have kids, they'll be happy you did!

 Peanut Butter Bars    

Yields: 50 Servings
1/2 cup Butter
1/2 cup Brown Sugar packed
1 teaspoon Vanilla
2 cups Peanut butter
2 1/2 cups Confectioners Sugar
2 cups Semisweet Chocolate Chips 

1. Place all ingredients except the chocolate chips in a large microwave safe bowl. Microwave until butter and peanut butter are melted, one to two minutes (time will vary by microwave).
2. Remove from microwave and use a large spoon to stir all of the ingredients together until they form a ball of dough that leaves the side of the bowl. Pat into a 9x13 pan.
3. Pour chocolate chips into another microwave safe bowl and microwave at 30 second intervals, stirring after each, until completely melted. Spoon over top of peanut butter mixture and spread evenly.
4. Allow to cool completely at room temperature until chocolate hardens again or place in the refrigerator for faster hardening. Cut into squares and serve to some awfully happy people!
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