Sweet Treat Saturday: Peanut Butter Bars

UPDATE: I'm linking this past post to Sweet Treat Saturday over at This.That. And the other. Lisa has an amazing blog that you really need to check out.

I do not have a sifter. In fact, I'm not sure what happened to mine. But I do know that I always forget that I don't own one until the very moment a recipe calls for something to be sifted. The other day I was making these wonderful
brownies (you really must try them and they're not all that bad), oops never mind, wrong recipe, but check them out anyways. Okay, I was making Reeses Peanut Butter Bars. The recipe (which I'll include below) called for powdered sugar and suggested that it was best if you sifted the sugar first. "well"....I thought, "I don't own a sifter". So I did a google search and came up with this tip. Place whatever it is you want to sift in a bowl, then, using a whisk, whisk the flour or sugar until all lumps are removed and it is light and fluffy. It worked great! Who needs a sifter now! I also used my Vita Mix dry container to blend my graham crackers. They were so finely crushed you wouldn't have even known they were in the bar! Head over to Tammy's Recipes for more Kitchen Tips, but first check out the recipe for Peanut Butter Bars..you'll think you were eating a peanut butter cup.
Reeses Peanut Butter Bars
Printable Recipe 



  1. Mix the crumbs and sugar (sifted is better).
  2. Add the melted butter and peanut butter.
  3. Mix well and press into a 9x13 inch pan.
  4. Melt the chocolate chips in microwave on 70% (about a minute 15 seconds in mine.).
  5. Spread chocolate over the bars.
  6. Refrigerate till hard, then take out about 15 minutes before you want to cut them, so the frosting won't crack.
I'm linking this to Ingredient Spotlight over at Eat at Home
With Joy UNquenchable,


  1. Wow! Thanks so much! I was just telling myself today that I needed a sifter too and well now I don't! What a blessing I don't have to buy one! Woo Hoo!
    Great tip and really yummy looking recipe. THanks so much for sharing!

  2. Peanut butter and chocolate - my favorite combo! I don't have a sifter either. I usually just run a fork through it, but a whisk probably works better.

  3. I have tried this recipe and it is so good! A good alternative to a sifter is a fine metal strainer. It is a great multitasking utensil.

  4. This looks too good. Chocolate and PB is the best combo. I wouldn't dare have them in my house as I have no self-control!


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