Home Made Peanut Butter Cups

Not long ago I took a meal to my friend Heather, who just had a new baby, and it was such a disaster, I promised I would bring her another meal this week to make up for it. I had a delicious fool-proof dinner in mind, but I was all out of ideas for dessert, so I turned to my pinterest board! I found a delicious recipe for chocolate peanut butter bars that I had wanted to try for a while. This is one of those recipes that is bitter sweet to discover. It’s SO quick & easy to make, requires just a few ingredients I always have on hand, and is so totally delicious, that it’s a problem. ‘I’m glad I discovered it. I’m not glad I discovered it. I’m glad I discovered it….’ (i’m picking daisy petals here). I made a huge pan, gave half to Heather and kept half for my family- and by the end of the day they were ALL gone. I don’t know how that happened. I must have accidentally sucked them up…. when I was doing the vacuuming…. in my fridge….??!

You’re going to both love and hate me for passing on this recipe! So, in advance: ‘you’re welcome, and i’m sorry!’

1 c. butter
1 c peanut butter
2 c graham cracker crumbs
2 c powdered sugar

1 1/2 c semi-sweet choco chips
4 Tbsp peanut butter

Directions: In a food processor, blend graham crackers to make fine crumbs (2 packages made 2 cups).
Melt butter and 1 cup of peanut butter. Add graham cracker crumbs and powdered sugar. Mix until well blended. Press into ungreased 9″x 13″ pan. Melt chocolate chips with 4 Tbsp peanut butter (either on stovetop or microwave) and spread on top of graham cracker mixture. Refrigerate for at least an hour Then take a HUGE bite… I’m totally kidding. I decided since they taste exactly like reese’s peanut butter cups to cut them with a round crinkle cutter to look like them too!

Really I am glad I discovered this recipe, because not only did it redeem me with my friend Heather, but I think I found a new family favourite! ‘I will be making this more often. I will NOT be making this more often. I will be making this more often…’ I should stop picking daisies in my mind. It’s just weird. Maybe I should pose it Hamlet style instead. “To get chunky, or not to get chunky. THAT is the question!”

Anyway, I hope you all enjoy these as much as my vacuum did!

Love, Sarah