You all know how I feel about food right now.
These are no exception. They are so good.
I was craving peanut butter cups last night and I had none. I guess I could've gone the two blocks to the store or just *shudder* denied myself, but that's no fun.
Besides, the quality of Reese's peanut butter cups have sadly declined since I was a kid. Am I the only one that thinks that they used to be way smoother and creamier?
They're skimping on quality ingredients. I'm sure of it.
So I found a recipe over at Martha Stewart that looked yummy, but seemed like they would be time consuming and I have no special little candy molds or paper wrappers. Who has time for that anyway?
I needed something, like, now.
So I used the other recipe to come up with this and I'm quite happy with it. So good.
Isn't that a pretty little stack?
Peanut Butter Candy Bars
2 cups powdered sugar
1 1/2 cups smooth peanut butter
4 tablespoons softened butter
1 bag (1 1/2 cups) chocolate chips
Melt the chocolate chips in a double broiler over medium heat, stirring often.
While the chocolate is melting, mix sugar, peanut butter, and butter until smooth. Press evenly into an ungreased 9 x 13 glass pan (The second time I made these I made a double batch and had to mix a little longer. Because of that the consistency of the candy was a little softer and harder to press into the pan. Refrigerate for a little bit if you need a firmer consistency). Spread melted chocolate over the top.
Refrigerate until the chocolate hardens.
Cut into very small pieces for serving. I cut them into 1 x 1/2 inch pieces.
These would make a great gift because they look pretty and they're easy... I think I may need to make some for Resurrection Sunday.