Miniature Homemade Reese's Bars

Happy Thursday foodies. I cannot believe I haven’t given you a recipe until today, I think this is the longest I have gone in quite some time. I am glad to have something for you today and have a great post coming tomorrow, just in time for Easter this weekend. Stay tuned.

Nick and I have been on the go since Saturday… really Sunday. Our lives changed drastically on Sunday and we cannot be more excited; yet, it is a very scary time, too. In all of the excitement we had to celebrate Nick’s birthday over the course of a couple of days. We went out to dinner on Monday to celebrate officially, but he got a sweet surprise yesterday with the candles, birthday song and all. I did it a little bit differently this year. If you remember I went all out on his birthday cake last year. I was slightly concerned that cake would be off the Richter scale in points. Instead I made one of Nick’s favorite things – a chocolaty peanut butter treat. This year he enjoyed Miniature Homemade Reese’s Bars. They were a total hit.

Nutritional Information:
Servings: 54
Serving Size: 1 Bar
Calories: 124.2
Fat: 8.2 g
Carbohydrates: 11.6 g
Fiber: .48 g
Protein: 1.3 g
Points+: 3

Ingredients:

Recipe adapted from What a Dish 

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 packet {about 8 sleeves} whole graham crackers, crushed into fine crumbs
  • 2 cups confectioners’ sugar
  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • ½ cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup milk chocolate chips
  • 2 tablespoons peanut butter
  • 2 tablespoons butter

Directions:

  • In a large bowl, mix together the butter, graham cracker crumbs, confectioners’ sugar, and 1 cup peanut butter until well blended
  • Whip until light and fluffy
  • Press evenly into the bottom of an ungreased 9x13 inch pan
  • In a double boiler melt the chocolate chips with peanut butter and butter, stirring occasionally until smooth
  • Spread over the prepared crust
  • Refrigerate for at least one hour before cutting into squares
  • Store, covered in the refrigerator

I am not a huge fan of peanut butter and chocolate together; well, really, I have to be in the mood for peanut butter. Nick happens to LOVE the combination. These little morsels of goodness really hit the spot; I especially love the little bits of graham cracker crumbles. That really hit the spot for me.

Make sure you store these little guys in the refrigerator – they begin to melt fairly quickly. I hope you give them a try. You will never buy the stuff at the store again!

Until Next Time,

Happy Creating