Peanut Butter Bars & Graham Cracker Houses {how to}

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There’s no better time than the holidays to bake and make fun treats that taste extra yummy!  At least, that’s my motto.  Lucky for me, my kiddos are on board with this sentiment and this month we decided that peanut butter and chocolate would be our theme.  We made Graham Cracker Houses using Skippy Peanut Butter as the glue and lots and lots of chocolate {hey, we wanted to use up that left over Halloween candy}.  We also made Peanut Butter Bars because I wanted an excuse for my kids to taste my favorite school treat.  {{smiling}}  And, because this season is all about giving, I’ve included the recipe below.  {{I’m all about Easy Baking Ideas!}}

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Peanut Butter Bars

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The holidays always make me nostalgic and peanut butter bars always remind me of my childhood.  I always, and I mean always, bought hot lunch on the day that the cafeteria served peanut butter bars with lunch.  My husband did too.  They were just so good.  I’m pretty sure that our parents didn’t realize that we were being served knock off Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups!  Yummy.

Peanut Butter Bar Ingredients

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1 cup butter

1 cup Skippy peanut butter

2 cups Honey Maid Graham Cracker crumbs

2 cups powdered sugar

Topping:

1  1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

5 Tablespoons Skippy peanut butter

Peanut Butter Cup Instructions:

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1.  Melt butter and 1 cup of peanut butter in sauce pan over medium heat. Mix in graham cracker crumbs and powdered sugar. Mix until well blended.

2.  Press into ungreased 9″x 13″ or 8″x 8″ pan.

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3.  In microwave safe dish, melt chocolate chips with 4 Tablespoons of peanut butter and spread on top of peanut butter bar mixture.

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4.  Refrigerate for at least 1 hour.

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Peanut Butter Bars
 
Ingredients
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 cup Skippy peanut butter
  • 2 cups Honey Maid Graham Cracker crumbs
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • Topping:
  • 1½ cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 5 Tablespoons Skippy peanut butter
Instructions
  1. Melt butter and 1 cup of peanut butter in sauce pan over medium heat. Mix in graham cracker crumbs and powdered sugar. Mix until well blended.
  2. Press into ungreased 9"x 13" or 8"x 8" pan.
  3. In microwave safe dish, melt chocolate chips with 4 Tablespoons of peanut butter and spread on top of peanut butter bar mixture.
  4. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour.

 

Graham Cracker Houses

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Graham Cracker Houses are super fun to make and even funner to eat.  They make a great treat when you use Skippy peanut butter as the glue because that house isn’t going to hang around long.  Grab some Honey Maid Graham Crackers for the walls of the house, some Skippy Peanut Butter for the “glue”, chocolate candy for the “foundation” and decorations and you’ve got yourself a fantastic project to do with your kiddos!

You should know that there is no exact science to making a Graham Cracker House, but what you do need is the ability to get a little messy and to roll with the punches if your house tilts, slides or otherwise moves in ways you don’t want it to.  {{smiling}}

How to make a Graham Cracker House:

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1.  Grab 6 Graham Crackers and assemble them as you see, leaving two full lengths for the roof, two with a quarter cut off for the sides and two with triangles cut off the top for the front and back.

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2.  Assemble the house with Peanut Butter.  The more the better in my opinion.  Use candy to line the perimeter of the house for support!

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3.  Add chocolate candy and pretzels to decorate the house.

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4.  ENJOY the treat!

You can find the ingredients you need to make the Peanut Butter Bars and Graham Cracker Houses at Walmart!  Plus,  here’s a Coupon alert! Save $0.50 when you buy (1) Honey Maid Grahams (12.2 oz. or larger)!
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What is your favorite holiday tradition?

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Comments

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    Rachelle says

    I am all about “easy” especially for the holidays! My family always looks forward to baking cookies for Santa.

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