I forgot to bake. I was distracted by internet window shopping and didn’t realize my kids were going to be home in an hour. With nothing started I made a mad dash to the cupboard. When all else fails, kid crack is the answer. No single food item in my house is as well loved as the combo of peanut butter and chocolate. 20 minutes later I was a good mom again. Even better, 48 pieces of chocolate love only cost about $1.50. I have no idea where this recipe came from, it’s just one of those old favorites.
Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars (AKA “Kid Crack”)
- 2 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
- 1 cup peanut butter
- 1 1/4 cup butter, melted
- 2 1/2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
- 2 1/2 to 3 cups confectioners’ sugar
In a medium bowl, mix graham cracker crumbs, confectioners’ sugar, peanut butter and melted butter. Press into the bottom of a parchment paper lined 9×13 inch pan. Melt chocolate chips, stirring occasionally. Spread melted chocolate over the crumb crust. Chill for about 5 minutes, then score chocolate to make cutting easier after they’ve set. A pizza wheel is perfect for cutting squares.