Wayne finished making all the recipes in our ancient dessert cookbook, and this summer started the next one - Old-Fashioned Bake Sale Recipes. The first recipe was Oatmeal Toffee Cookies and they were good but nothing special, (just add almond toffee bits to your regular oatmeal cookie recipe and you can try them yourself). The second recipe he tried was No-Bake Peanut Butter Bars. These were basically Buckeye Candy in bar form, and while I think I would prefer them without the chocolate chips in the middle, they were very good, and I can see them selling well at a bake sale.
No-Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars
Beat 1 1/4 cups peanut butter and 2/3 cup butter together until creamy. Beat in 1 cup powdered sugar. Stir in an additional cup of powdered sugar, 3 cups graham cracker crumbs and 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips. You may need to use your hands. Then press this mixture into a well greased 9x13" pan.
Melt 3/4 cup peanut butter and 1 1/2 cups chocolate chips together and then spread over the mixture in the pan. Refrigerate for at least one hour, or until chocolate is firm. Cut into bars. Makes 5 dozen.