Sunday, December 18, 2011

No-Oven Peanut Butter Squares

These sweet treats are to die for.  They are easy to make and taste like peanut butter cups.  I waited until the chocolate was good and hard before I cut them into squares and the results were sloppy looking squares.  Next time I will try my electric knife to cut them.  I have also bought some of the foil lined cupcake and candy paper liners and am going to try to make them in those for individual portions to take to our Christmas celebration.  Try these, you won’t be disappointed.

1/2 cup butter or margarine

2 cups  powdered sugar

1-1/2 cups NABISCO Graham Cracker Crumbs

1 cup  peanut butter

1-1/2 pkg. (8 squares each) BAKER'S Semi-Sweet Chocolate (12 squares), melted

LINE 13x9-inch pan with foil, with ends of foil extending over sides of pan. MELT butter in large microwaveable bowl on HIGH 45 sec. Add next 3 ingredients; mix well. Spread into prepared pan; cover with chocolate. CUT partially through dessert to mark 48 squares. Refrigerate 1 hour or until firm. Use foil handles to remove dessert from pan; cut into squares.

How to Make Thicker Squares

Reduce chocolate to 1 pkg. (8 squares). Prepare recipe as directed, using 9-inch square pan. Cut into 24 squares to serve. Makes 24 servings, 1 square each.

Easy Microwave Melting of BAKER'S Chocolate Squares

Microwave 1 unwrapped square of BAKER'S Chocolate in microwaveable bowl on HIGH (100%) for 1 min., stirring after 30 sec. or until chocolate is almost melted. (The square will retain its shape.) Stir 1 min. or until chocolate is completely melted. Add 10 sec. for each additional square of chocolate, stirring every 30 sec.