Creamy Peanut Butter Bars
 
Ingredients
  • 1 cup ritz crackers, crushed (about 1 sleeve of crackers)
  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 cups milk chocolate chips
Instructions
  1. Grease a 9x13 inch pan. Set aside.
  2. To crush the crackers, place them in a zip top bag, and use a rolling pin to crush. Or you can use a food processor.
  3. Mix the crackers, peanut butter, butter and powdered sugar together in a medium sized bowl. Once combined, press the mixture into the prepared pan.
  4. *For no-bake bars, melt the chocolate chips in the microwave according to package directions then spread over the bars. Or you can sprinkle the chocolate chips over the mixture and place in a 400 degree oven for 5 minutes. Once the chocolate chips look melted, remove from the oven and spread the chocolate evenly across the bars with a spatula. Let the chocolate set up in the fridge (or freezer if you are impatient like me) then cut into squares and enjoy!
Notes
If the mixture is not thick enough to press into a pan, try adding a bit more powdered sugar. If you use a natural peanut butter you may need to add ½ cup more powdered sugar because natural, no sugar added, peanut butter is not as thick as other peanut butters.
Recipe by Baked in AZ at http://bakedinaz.com/creamy-peanut-butter-bars/