really REALLY good choco-peanut butter treats
The recipe comes from Taste of Home
, the publication which I lovingly refer to as "the white trash magazine," because—I swear—I have never seen more recipes that call for mayonnaise and/or cool whip in my entire life. But it was a gift from my mom, and sometimes you just have to have
spaghetti casserole. Sometimes.
Anyway, if you're looking for something really good and really easy, these chocolate peanut butter squares are like a peanut butter meltaway, or a tandycake without the cake. Good stuff.
2 cups confectioners' sugar
3/4 cup creamy peanut butter
2/3 cup graham cracker crumbs
1/2 cup butter (melted)
Line 9x9 pan with foil and set aside. Mix up confectioners' sugar, peanut butter, graham cracker crumbs and the butter. It'll get pasty. Spread the paste evenly in the pan.
For the topping, you'll need:
2/3 cup semisweet chocolate chips (note: I used milk chocolate, and probably a whole cup)
5 teaspoons creamy peanut butter (whatever...if you want a more peanutbuttery taste, just keep adding peanut butter to the chocolate as you're melting it, til you like it)
1/2 teaspoon butter
The recipe says to throw all the topping stuff into a bowl and nuke it til it's melted, but I never melt chocolate in the microwave. If you do, knock yourself out. I'm a double-boiler person, myself. Spread the melted topping over the peanut butter in the pan, then refrigerate til cool. Lift out the foil, cut into 1-inch squares.