Wednesday, April 11, 2012
No-Bake Peanut Butter Ritz Bars
Did you ever have a favorite candy growing up? For me, I loved Reeses' peanut butter cups. My way of eating them was to try and nibble off all the chocolate on the outside leaving the peanut buttery center for last.
The thing is though, that candy these days is a lot more expensive. I mean, do I really want to pay $1.50 for TWO peanut butter cups? Um, no. So, I loved it when I found this recipe on Six Sisters' Stuff where you can make a whole batch of them for a whole lot cheaper. I'm in!!! My change to the recipe, though, was that I decided to use Ritz cracker crumbs instead of graham cracker crumbs. I'm not sure if the Ritz crackers made a difference, but they sure were good! They taste exactly like Reeses' peanut butter cups and that's saying something. No more buying them from the store for me. Give me a panful of these any day!
By the way, stay tuned for next week when I show you how I took these bars to a whole different level of yum.
No-Bake Peanut Butter Ritz Bars (adapted from Six Sisters' Stuff)
1 c. butter, melted
2 c. Ritz cracker crumbs
2 c. powdered sugar
1 c. peanut butter
1 1/2 c. semisweet chocolate chips
Mix together the melted butter, cracker crumbs, powdered sugar, and peanut butter until well blended. Press evenly into the bottom of an ungreased 9x13 pan (or a 9x9 inch pan for thicker bars). Melt the chocolate chips and spread over the peanut butter layer. Chill for 1 hour before cutting into squares.