Saturday, October 16, 2010

O Henry Bars

If you need a easy, quick, yummy treat recipe this is the one to try.


1 c. Karo syrup
1 c. sugar
1 1/2 c. crunchy peanut butter (can use creamy, but it is SO much better crunchy)
1 tsp. vanilla (optional)
4 c. rice krispies or cocoa krispies, Both are good.

1/2 bag Chocolate Chips
1/2 bag Butterscotch Chips

Cook Karo Syrup & sugar together until the sugar dissolves, take the pan off the stove and mix in the peanut butter & vanilla (if desired) until it is smooth. Pour mixture over the rice krispies and mix together until the rice krispies are well coated. Place in a greased 9 x 13 pan.

While the Karo Syrup and sugar are dissolving put the Chocolate Chips and butterscotch chips in a microwave safe bowl and warm them up until they are completely melted. The trick to not scorching the chocolate is to only do it in 1 - 2 minute increments and stir inbetween each minute.

Spread over the top and WHALLAH, you are done.

It is easiest to cut them when they are warm. You can wait until the chocolate is more solid to eat them or just eat them warm. My kids usually can't wait.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Eagle Brand Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars

I was looking for a good recipe for a Young Women activity and this one popped up. I don't think you can ever go wrong with peanut butter and chocolate.


2 cups quick-cooking oats
1 3/4 cups firmly packed light brown sugar
1 1/2 cups Pillsbury BEST® All Purpose Flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup butter or margarine
1/2 cup chopped peanuts
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 large egg, beaten
1 (14 ounce) can EAGLE BRAND® Sweetened Condensed Milk
1/2 cup Jif® Creamy Peanut Butter


1.Heat oven to 350 degrees F. In large bowl, combine oats, brown sugar, flour, baking powder and baking soda. Using a pastry blender, cut in butter until dough resembles fine crumbs. Stir in peanuts. Set aside 1 1/2 cups crumb mixture.
2.Stir egg into remaining crumb mixture. Press on bottom of 13x9-inch baking pan. Bake 15 minutes.
3.In small bowl, stir together sweetened condensed milk and peanut butter until well combined. Pour evenly over crust.
4.Stir together reserved crumb mixture and chocolate chips. Sprinkle evenly over peanut butter layer. Bake 15 minutes. Cool. Cut into bars. Store leftovers loosely covered at room temperature.

Nutritional Information
Amount Per Serving Calories: 344 | Total Fat: 16.3g | Cholesterol: 35mg