Frugal Foodie Mama: Chocolate Peanut Butter Cracker Bars

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cracker Bars

You only need 4 simple ingredients to make these no-bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Cracker Bars...
You only need 4 simple ingredients to make these no-bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Cracker Bars.

I don't normally post new recipes on the weekends, but this weekend is the exception. Because today would have been my friend Joan's (aka, Chocolate, Chocolate and More) 50th birthday. Some of you all may remember me talking about Joan last October shortly after she died. Though I didn't know Joan well and only had the opportunity to meet her in person once, she had such a huge impact on who I am as a food blogger. And I think the same can be said for pretty much every single food blogger who was lucky enough to have known her. She freely shared her knowledge of the blogging business and social media world with all of us. She believed that we should build each other up, & not always be in competition with one another. She taught many of us that we are worth far more than we give ourselves credit for sometimes. And she was a sweet soul who didn't see you in terms of follower numbers or page views, but rather as a kindred spirit who also loved sharing delicious recipes & their love for chocolate with others as much as she did.

So, today myself and other bloggers from across our food blogging community are celebrating Joan's life and honoring her memory in the best way that we know how- by sharing some of her time tested & amazing recipes with you all. And let me just say that browsing through Joan's extensive list of recipes & trying to choose just one to share today was no easy task, folks. ;) But I finally ended up zeroing in on her Chocolate Peanut Butter Cracker Bars. I mean, can you blame me? Just look at these scrumptious bars! 

You only need 4 simple ingredients to make these no-bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Cracker Bars.
Chocolate Peanut Butter Cracker Bars
by Frugal Foodie Mama
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: Refrigerate for at least 1 hour
Ingredients (Serves 9-12)
  • 3/4 cup butter, room temperature
  • 1 1/4 cup smooth peanut butter, divided
  • 3 cups crushed crackers (like Ritz crackers)
  • 2 cups mini chocolate chips, divided
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You only need 4 simple ingredients to make these no-bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Cracker Bars.

Joan's inspiration for these bars came from one of her favorite quick snacks- peanut butter with crackers. Leave it to Joan to find a way to work chocolate into a simple afternoon snack! ;) Though this recipe is so simple & so easy to make, it really showcases just what Joan's genius was when it came to recipe development- fuss free, to the point, & utterly irresistible!
You only need 4 simple ingredients to make these no-bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Cracker Bars.

Though I still find it hard to believe that my friend Joan has been gone for almost a year now, I know that her spirit & love for chocolate will continue to live on through Chocolate, Chocolate and More, through her family, through us food bloggers who continue to share her recipes, and through YOU as you make her cherished recipes & share them with your loved ones. :)

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