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Two Sisters Times Two, Serial #26 and No-Bake Peanut Butter Chocolate Bars

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So it’s back to work or school or tending the kids or tending the parents or whatever it is you do in the real world. I mean, just how difficult is it to get back into the daily grind after the long holiday weekend which may have been extended by a week or two with a summer-ending vacation at the beach or lake or hilltop retreat?

Kind of tough, isn’t it?

Then to top it off, your week is shortened by a day but you still have five days’ worth of responsibilities to fulfill and everybody wants it done yesterday!

Yep, it’s the week after Labor Day, the annual letdown from the summer high that may or may not have been everything we’d hoped but it sure was better than this jumbled mess!

So you need a little boost, a jolt of energy to get you through these challenges. And we’ve got you covered here at R&R (with a little help from our friend at Sally’s Baking Addiction). These No-Bake Peanut Butter Chocolate Bars take that match made in Heaven of peanut butter and chocolate and put it into an easy to prepare, easy to cut and serve and transport (as in a bag lunch or car snack pack) form that will allow you to take this energy-booster anywhere you need to take it.

Because we’ve got to get through this post-holiday week. Fall lies just around the corner! (Think apples and pumpkins and cool crisp weather!)

pb choc bars

No-Bake Peanut Butter Chocolate Bars

6 honey graham crackers (full sheets)

1/4 cup unsalted butter

1/2 cup powdered sugar

pinch of salt

1/2 cup creamy peanut butter

2/3 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

peanut butter chocolate bars

Line a 5×7 inch pan with aluminum foil and set aside.

Using a food processor, process the graham crackers until they become crumbs. Add the butter to a microwave safe bowl and microwave for 30 seconds or until butter is completely melted. Add the melted butter, powdered sugar, and salt to the food processor. Pulse until mixture comes together into a ball. Add the peanut butter to the food processor and process until fully incorporated into the dough. Press this mixture into the bottom of the prepared pan.

In the same microwave safe bowl you used to melt the butter, melt the chocolate chips on 50% power in 20-second increments. Be careful not to burn the chocolate. Once the chips are almost completely melted, stir them until smooth. Spread melted chocolate over peanut butter layer.

Cover and refrigerate for an hour, or until completely firm. Cut into bars. Store any leftovers in refrigerator for up to one week.

Makes 6-8 bars.

chocolate pb bars

{Adapted from Sally’s Baking Addiction}

Click below to listen to or read Serial #26 of “Two Sisters Times Two”.

Two Sisters Times Two, Serial #26, audio © Jeffrey Anderson

Two Sisters Times Two, Serial #26, text © Jeffrey Anderson

Enjoy!

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