Peanut butter and chocolate are like peas and carrots, they just go together. They compliment each other and if you asked me what my favorite candy was, I’d tell you Reese’s Peanut Butter cups.
Lately, at the grocery store, we’ll see something like muffins that look so delicious we almost throw them in the cart, but then I think to myself, “I can make these at home”. I can control how much of what goes into them and I know there aren’t any added preservatives.
So what else can I make that people normally buy from a store without thinking about it? Reese’s Peanut Butter cups! Here is the recipe in a bar form:
Peanut Butter Bars (This recipe was adapted from Let’s Dish)
- 1/2 cup butter melted
- 1 cup graham cracker crumbs
- 1 cup confectioners’ sugar
- 1/2 cup + 4 tablespoons peanut butter
- 1 1/2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
Directions In a medium bowl, mix together the melted butter, graham cracker crumbs, confectioners’ sugar, and 1/2 cup peanut butter until well blended. Press evenly into the bottom of an ungreased 9×13 inch pan. In a metal bowl over simmering water, or in the microwave, melt the chocolate chips with the remaining 4 Tbs peanut butter, stirring occasionally until smooth. Spread over the peanut butter layer. Refrigerate for at least one hour before cutting into squares.
I had alot of these and didn’t want us just gorging ourselves, so I wondered what else I could do with them. Anytime we treat ourselves to DQ, I get a Reese’s PB cup blizzard.
I didn’t have any plain vanilla ice cream, so I made this recipe for vanilla ice cream and added some chopped up bars at the end of the ice cream making process.
The end result was amazing…
What’s your favorite candy? Could you use it in an ice cream?