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Good Old PB & J Chocolate Bars

Good Old PB & J Chocolate Bars

Good Old PB & J Chocolate Bars
Good Old PB & J Chocolate Bars
Good Old PB & J Chocolate Bars
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Good Old PB & J Chocolate Bars
  • Base:
  • 1 stick butter
  • ⅓ c. sugar
  • ⅓ c. unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • 1 sleeve of Saltine Crackers (regular or whole wheat), finely crushed
  • 1 c. finely chopped roasted peanuts
  • [b]Filling and Glaze:[/b]
  • ¼ c. grape jelly or favorite jelly
  • 7 T. plus 1 t. butter, softened to room temp
  • ⅓ c. creamy or crunch peanut butter
  • ½ c. powdered sugar
  • 4 oz. semisweet chocolate, chopped
  1. Base: Line 8” square baking pan with foil, extending over sides.
  2. Place butter in double boiler. Once butter is melted, stir in sugar and cocoa.
  3. Whisk in egg, cook and whisking until mixture is warm and the consistency of hot fudge.
  4. Remove from heat, mix in crackers and peanuts. Press crust into pan.
  5. Filling: Spread jelly over crust. Place in freezer for about 10-15 minutes.
  6. With a mixer, beat 5 T. plus 1 t. butter, peanut butter, and powdered sugar until light.
  7. Spread over jelly layer and return to freezer while making glaze.
  8. [b] Glaze:[/b] Place the chocolate and 2T. butter in double boiler, until melted. Remove from heat and stir until smooth.
  9. When cool and still runny, spread the glaze over the chilled peanut butter layer. Freeze for another 30-45 minutes.
  10. With the ends of flapped foil, lift out of pan and cut into bars while still cold. Keep leftovers wrapped in refrigerator.
*****You can sub any jelly and type of nuts and peanut butter you like. I even used the jar of the mixed peanut butter and jelly.

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