I am blessed to have a large collection of paper recipes that showcase chocolate. But that doesn't stop me from adding new options to my repertoire, as I find them online. Such is the case with these Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars. Yes, I know - this post is a couple of days earlier than most of my others. But in case you need a super easy/wonderfully delicious last-minute Thanksgiving dessert, this is it.
First, you'll need to follow along via the link for the original recipe: https://spoonuniversity.com/recipe/ditch-the-reeses-for-no-bake-chocolate-peanut-butter-bars)
Here's the crust combo (above), in my kitchen. FWIW, I used natural peanut butter whose only ingredients are peanuts and salt. I love the fact this p.b. doesn't add a bit of sugar to the recipe. And I chose crunchy peanut butter, to incorporate a little more texture.
Here's the chocolate layer, coming together in the microwave. I used (and always do!) bittersweet chocolate chips, which further reduced the sugar from the levels in other chips. I suggest heating the combo in 20-30 second increments and stirring after each increment. This took me four go-arounds at around 20 seconds, each.
Spreading the chocolate layer atop the crust layer is a breeze. And once these babies are fully 'hardened' it's incredibly tough to stop at just one. Depending on how much indulgence you want in each serving. I also recommend cutting 18-24 squares.
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