When it comes to cooking or baking, I'll take cooking any day. I like the experimentation aspect of cooking and being able to add in my favorite spices and flavors. Too often with baking I take the liberty of substituting ingredients or adding a little something extra and the results are never quite right. These chocolate peanut butter bars are perfect for me because I didn't have to bake them, and I added a cup less sugar than the recipe called for and they still turned out super sugary and tasty. What do you think, can I count this as a baking success?
No Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars
Adapted from food.com
1 1/2 cups graham crackers, crushed into tiny pieces (use 7 graham crackers, put them in a plastic bag and hit with a mallet to crush)
1/2 - 2 cups sugar (the recipe calls for 3 cups. I used 2 and these were really sweet. I would recommend using 1/2 - 1 cup of sugar)
1 1/2 cups peanut butter (I like chunky)
1 cup butter, melted
1 12oz bag milk chocolate chips
Combine graham cracker crumbs, sugar, and peanut butter into a large bowl and mix well
Blend in melted butter until well combined
Pour mixture into a medium sized baking pan and spread evenly
Melt chocolate chips in a pan on low heat
Pour the chocolate over the peanut butter mixture and spread evenly
Let cool for 5 hours and cut into small squares (I put these in the fridge because I was in a rush to cool them but I would recommend leaving them out and letting them cool that way)
Enjoy the easy bars!