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Peanut Butter Graham Bars Recipe

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In Boissevain, Manitoba, Mina Dyck relies on her microwave to hurry along assembly of these yummy make-ahead bars. With their pleasant peanut butter and chocolate flavor, they're sure to disappear quickly.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling
MAKES:20 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling
MAKES: 20 servings

Ingredients

  • 10 whole graham crackers, broken into quarters, divided
  • 1 cup graham cracker crumbs (about 14 squares)
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter, cubed
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup creamy peanut butter

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 182 calories, 9 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 13 mg cholesterol, 139 mg sodium, 26 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 2 g protein.

Directions

  1. Line the bottom of a greased 11-in. x 7-in. dish with half of the graham crackers; set aside. In a 2-qt. microwave-safe bowl, combine the crumbs, sugars, butter and milk. Microwave, uncovered, on high for 45 seconds; stir. Microwave on high 1-1/2 to 2 minutes longer. Immediately pour half over crackers in prepared pan. Top with the remaining graham crackers; spread with remaining sugar mixture.
  2. In a small microwave-safe bowl, heat chocolate chips and peanut butter, uncovered, on high for 30-45 seconds or until chips are melted. Stir until smooth and blended. Spread evenly over bars. Cover and refrigerate for 1-1/2 hours before cutting. Yield: 20 bars.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.
Originally published as Peanut Butter Graham Bars in Quick Cooking March/April 2003, p47

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 182 calories, 9 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 13 mg cholesterol, 139 mg sodium, 26 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 2 g protein.

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Reviewed Feb. 21, 2013

very good snack

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Reviewed Sep. 12, 2011

I took these to a covered dish picnic and got asked for the recipe. I thought they were good, the consistency of the sugar mixture is a little strange at first. The bars cut very nicely and I was even able to cut each in half, to get 40.

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