So by the time Monday afternoon rolled around, all the coveted Reese’s Peanut Butter Eggs had been inhaled. My 4 year old was especially distraught, so we made these bars together to heal the broken Easter heart.
Yep, they are easy enough for a 4 year old to make. Plus, they are outstanding. I like them better than the eggs 🙂
No Bake Peanut Butter Bars
(recipe adapted from Six Sisters’ Stuff)
2 C graham cracker crumbs (about 1 bag + 4 whole crackers ground)
1 C butter
1 C peanut butter
2 C powdered sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1 1/2 C chocolate chips (semi-sweet for richness, milk for something more mild)
1/4 C peanut butter
1. In a large glass bowl, melt together the butter and peanut butter in the microwave for about 1 1/2 minutes. Add the graham cracker crumbs, vanilla and powdered sugar. Mix until combined. Spread evenly on an ungreased 9 x 13 pan. You can also use a 9 x 9 pan and have a thicker cookie.
2. Place the chocolate chips and peanut butter into a small glass bowl and microwave for 1 1/2 minutes. Use a rubber spatula to combine and mix until the chocolate is melted completely. Spread evenly over the peanut butter mixture. Refrigerate for an hour before serving.
***Gluten-Free: Use gluten free graham cracker crumbs!