No-Bake Double Peanut Butter Bars

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So I heard you like peanut butter (and who doesn't?) and I have got the perfect dessert recipe for you: no-bake double peanut butter bars. That's right, this is a dessert that gives you double the yummy peanut butter flavor without ever opening an oven.

This too-good-to-be-true recipe was created by Dorothy, the author of Crazy For Crust. Started in 2010, this blog now hosts a plethora of fantastic recipes you will want to try out. Dorothy is also mom and with her new cookbook just released, you can be sure that her recipes are healthy and delicious.This particular recipe is choc-a-block with peanuts and peanut butter. Believe it or not, peanut butter is an ancient food, some 600 years old. The Aztec civilization was known to have made the stuff in the 15th century.

Today, peanut butter has become a favorite spread around the world, most of it exported from the USA. It's no small wonder that peanuts are such a favorite food. It is full of nutrition, especially if there is no sugar or other similar ingredients added. Peanuts contain the heart-healthy fats that can improve cardiovascular health. Peanuts are a great source of vitamin E, niacin and manganese. Did you also know that peanuts contain the same antioxidant that is found in red wine and red grapes? It's the one that people say resolves the paradox for why French people stay so slim and healthy while eating a relatively high fat diet. So eat your peanuts!For our recipe today you will need crackers and a lot of peanut butter ingredients among other things. This recipe stacks a peanut butter coating on top of a peanut butter cracker-based filling. You will only need a microwave for the coating, and once you have poured it on to the cracker crumbs, simply chill the blend for about an hour. Then slice the result into generous bars and serve. These tasty treats have the creamy texture of the inside of Reese's peanut butter cups.

This is a great recipe to make with the kids. Aspiring young bakers can even try to make this recipe all on their own, with little or no oversight. It is made in a bowl without the use of the oven and only some use of the microwave. Very little children can help by counting out and crushing crackers or tasting the peanut butter to ensure it is fresh and delicious. However your kids help out you can be sure they will certainly provide their expert input on the result. You can let them help themselves, too, knowing that a key ingredient, peanut butter, is helping them and their heart grow strong and healthy. This snack can be served at lunch or dinner or popped into school lunches if peanut products are allowed. Be sure to check since allergies to legumes are a common problem.

Nutrition Facts for: No Bake Double Peanut Butter Bars from Crazy For Crust
Ingredients: Butter, graham crumbs, powdered sugar, peanut butter, white chocolate chips.
* Percentages (%) are based on a 2000 calorie diet * The entire recipe has been calculated for 16 servings.* Per Serving: Calories 297, Calories from Fat 165, Total Fat 18.3g 28%, Saturated Fat 7.7g 38%, Cholesterol 18mg 6%, Sodium 220mg 9%, Potassium 124mg 4%, Carbohydrates 31.4g 10%, Dietary Fiber 1.9g 8%, Sugars 20.8g, Protein 5.2g, Vitamin A 4%, Vitamin C 0%, Calcium 2%, Iron 12%

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