Peanut Butter Cup Bars, recipe

Peanut Butter Cup Bars
1 Cup melted butter
3 1/2 Cups powdered sugar (1#)
1 1/2 Cups graham cracker crumbs
1 1/2 Cups peanut butter (or any nut butter)
Pat in pan.
Frost with 12 oz. melted chocolate chips.

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I didn’t have peanut butter so I went with Almond butter (about the only healthy thing in this batch of bars) and used Candy-Quick as my chocolate. It’s all about cleaning the pantry out over here. Also – not only did I not know I had a 7 lb bag of powdered sugar, but upon further cleaning of the cupboards – I also have 3 other misc bags of powdered sugar laying around. WHAT was I using this crap for? Oh right, these bars.

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Melt your butter.

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Add all your ingredients to a bowl. In no particular order, really.

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And then mix ’em up. Towards the end of mixing I generally get my hands dirty. Literally. Use your hands.

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Pat in pan.

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Melt yourself some devil chocolate. Your behind hates me, I know.

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Spread over bars and let cool.

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In the meantime pretend that you just used a spatula to clean out this bowl and not your finger. We all know you’re more civilized than that, aren’t you? Me? Of course I used the spatula. And then put it directly in the sink to clean, NOT in my mouth. At all. Uh Uh. (Slurrp, burp)

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Look at that, all ready to eat. They look awful don’t they?

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But they’ll get the stamp of approval. I guarantee it.
A couple notes: Because the Almond Butter is a more mild nut butter and I used the milk chocolate instead of semi-sweet chocolate chips – mine were WAY too sweet for my taste, but obviously not Jessica’s. I probably wouldn’t make them again with Almond Butter for this reason and I’d much rather a darker chocolate as the topping.

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