Sunday, June 2, 2013

Crunchy Chocolate-Peanut Stix

                                        My thought for today can be found  here.

From the kitchen of One Perfect Bite...While they may not be pretty to look at, I think you'll enjoy this simple confection that tastes a bit like a Twix bar. I found the recipe in the February issue of Family Circle magazine and its simplicity intrigued me. I figured that any recipe that used a combination of milk chocolate, caramel and peanut butter couldn't be half bad, especially when the combination is used to cover a base of salted crackers. I clipped the recipe and finally, in what the Silver Fox calls a Paula Deen moment, got back to it this week. I had no expectations for the recipe, so I was delightfully surprised when my creation turned out well enough to share with you. These are kid cookies that will never make it to a tea tray, but they are perfect for a cookie jar and you'll find that small hands can finish a batch with great dispatch. So, if you tend to the young or young at heart, I hope you'll give this recipe a try. Here is how this confection is made.

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Crunchy Chocolate Peanut Stix...from the kitchen of One Perfect Bite courtesy of Family Circle magazine

75 rectangular buttery crackers (i.e. Keebler Club)
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup milk
1-1/4 cups light brown sugar
1/4 cup granulated sugar
2 cups finely crushed honey graham crackers
1-1/4 cups milk chocolate chips
1 cup peanut butter chips

1) Line 13x9x2-inch baking pan with foil, leaving extra on ends for handles. Line bottom of pan with 25-27 butter crackers and set aside.
2) In medium saucepan, melt butter and add in milk, brown sugar and white sugar. Bring to a simmer. Gradually stir in 2 cups of graham cracker crumbs. Simmer, stirring frequently for 5 minutes.
3) Pour 1 cup of butter/crumb mixture over cracker layer in pan. Top with another layer of crackers and spread remaining butter/crumb mixture over it. Cover with another layer of crackers.
4) In microwavable bowl, combine milk chocolate and peanut butter chips. Cook on high for 1 minute and stir. Continue to cook in 30 second intervals until chips can be stirred smooth. Pour over top of final cracker layer and spread evenly. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour. Carefully lift out of pan and place on cutting board, removing foil. Cut into 1 x 4 inch bars with a serrated knife. Yield:6 dozen bars.

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Foodycat said...

I find that combination irresistable!

Coleens Recipes said...

Such a fun recipe!!

My Little Space said...

Good day Mary. These are such addictive treat. Love them. Hope you're having a lovely weekend. ((hugs))
Blessings, Kristy

Bea Recetasymas said...

Que delicia, me encanta la crema de cacahuetes, tiene que estar deliciosa!

Merisi said...

"These are kid cookies that will never make it to a tea tray" - they will appear on my cookie tray, that is for sure! :-)

Thank you, Mary!

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Nope. I don't think there is a way to go wrong with this one. Thank you, Mary! blessings ~ tanna

Kim G. said...

I think the kid in me will love these:)

Chris Scheuer said...

I think these are quite pretty Mary and would be fun and delicious for all sorts of celebrations!

bellini said...

One of my favourite confections at Christmas is made with graham crackers and others make it with saltines. They are a proven ingredient.

A Paixão da Isa said...

que maravilha estao mt bonitos deve ser uma delicia hummm bjs bd

Susan Lindquist said...

These DO sound intriguing! I know a couple boys who live down the street who will be celebrating 'school's out for summer' in a couple weeks. I think I will make these for a treat for them! Thank you Mary!!!

Ginny said...

Awesome! And I LOVE Twix!

decocinasytacones said...

Wow, yours look much better than the ones I made last week...I made them with digestive biscuits and I didn´t like it, it was like chewing I´m not sure if I´m going to post that recipe.
Love and have a great Monday

David said...

Mary, These look and sound great! They'll satisfy both the chocolate and peanut butter cravings, that's for sure! Thanks for the recipe... Take Care, Big Daddy Dave

Joanne said...

Twix but with peanut butter?! Sounds amazing!

Betty said...

I'm pretty sure I could help those "small hands" polish off a few of these! :)


Delicious and pretty. I love Twixt bars.


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