Peanut Butter Bars

Pb bars

Happy Fat Tuesday! While I wanted to go the traditional route and pig out all day, Joel and I both opted to eat healthy today. Neither of us have really felt like ourselves lately, so we are trying to adjust our eating habits and diet to combat that. However, in the spirit of Fat Tuesday, I wanted to share a sweet treat with you today. This is actually something I made way back in the summer that I am just now getting around to posting. I made these for dessert on a day that I had a friend over for lunch. She only ate a couple, and since Joel doesn't have a sweet tooth, who do you think ate the rest? Yep, guilty as charged. For somebody who loves the peanut buttter-chocolate combination as much as I do, these were a dangerous treat to have in the house. Let's just say that they didn't last very long...

1 cup Butter, melted
2 cups Graham Cracker Crumbs
2 cups Confectioners' Sugar
1 cup + 4 tablespoons Smooth Peanut Butter
1 1/2 cups Semisweet Chocolate Chips

Using a food processor, pulverize the graham crackers into a fine powder. In a medium bowl, mix the butter, graham cracker crumbs, confectioner' sugar, and 1 cup of peanut butter until well blended. Press evenly into the bottom of an un-greased 9x9-inch pan. In a metal bowl over simmering water (or in the microwave), melt the chocolate chips with the 4 remaining tablespoons of peanut butter, stirring occasionally, until smooth. Spread the chocolate mixture over the crust. Refrigerate for at least one hour before cutting into squares.

SOURCE: Bakerlady