Reese's Peanut Butter Bars
Love peanut butter cups? How about chocolate and peanut butter? You will love this simple recipe and so will your kids.
2 sticks (1 cup) margarine, melted
2 1/2 cups powdered sugar
1 cup chunky peanut butter
1 cup graham cracker crumbs
12 oz milk chocolate (chocolate chips or chocolate bar works good)
Line a 9x13" pan with parchment or wax paper.
Mix 2 sticks of butter, powdered sugar, peanut butter, and graham cracker crumbs. Spread mixture on the bottom of the pan.
Melt chocolate and spread over mixture in pan.
You can melt the chocolate either in the microwave or in a double boiler.
In a Microwave Oven
Place coarsely chopped chocolate in a microwave-safe container and microwave at MEDIUM (50 percent power) for 1 1/2 to 4 minutes, until the chocolate turns shiny. Remove the container from the microwave and stir the chocolate until completely melted. Stir milk and white chocolates after about 1 1/2 minutes. Because of their milk proteins, they need to be stirred sooner than dark chocolate. (If overheated, these chocolates may become grainy.)
In a Double Boiler
Place coarsely chopped chocolate in the top of a double boiler over hot, not simmering, water. Melt the chocolate, stirring until smooth. Remove the top part of the double boiler from the bottom.
Go here for more directions on tempering and melting
Cool and cut after chocolate sets.
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