No Bake Peanut Butter Squares

Thursday, July 28, 2017 – No Bake Peanut Butter Squares

It was a slow day on the island today, no visitors except for the 2 young couples who spent the night in the guest quarters.  This morning they walked a few more trails but the wind was predicted to increase through the day and they decided to make their return trip by boat to Boothbay earlier than expected.

With the weather the way it was, both Brian and I puttered around.  I cleaned the guest quarters to get ready for the next overnight guests and Brian hung out in the Whistle House (aka man cave).  The on again off again rain and strong winds kept us inside most of the day.  I am making great progress on Brian’s sweater, just the sleeves to go, and we still have our ongoing Solitaire battle, Brian is in the lead at 2:06 minutes, I need to beat him if even by a second.

With such a slow day, I thought I would share one of my simplest but yummiest go to treats.  I made these for the Wednesday Warriors this week as well as the overnight guests as their welcome treat.  They taste just like homemade peanut butter cups.

No Bake Peanut Butter Squares was the treat left for the Wednesday Warriors this week.

NO BAKE PEANUT BUTTER SQUARES

½ cup butter

2 cups confectioner’s sugar

1 ½ cups graham cracker crumbs

1 cup peanut butter (smooth or chunky)

12-ounce package of semi-sweet chocolate chips (melted)

 

Line a 13 x 9 pan with foil to make removal easier. 

Melt the butter in the microwave at 10 second increments.  Combine the graham cracker crumbs and confectioner’s sugar in a medium size bowl. Mix in melted butter and peanut butter until the mixture forms a firm ball.  Spread the graham cracker mixture into the foil lined pan, pushing down with hands or spoon to make a firm even layer of mix.  Spread the melted chocolate evenly across the top of the graham cracker mixture. 

Refrigerate the pan for 10 minutes, remove and score the chocolate with a sharp knife into desired size squares, I usually cut 1 inch squares because they are very rich.  Place back into refrigerator for 2-3 hours before making final cut and plate the squares while you snack on some!

 

Guests today – 4

Guests total – 844

USCG – 6