Sweet Treat Saturday: Peanut Butter Bars
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.
- 1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs (very finely crushed)
- 2 cups powdered sugar
- 11 tablespoons butter, melted
- 1 cup creamy peanut butter
- 1 cup milk chocolate chips
- Mix the crumbs and sugar (sifted is better).
- Add the melted butter and peanut butter.
- Mix well and press into a 9x13 inch pan.
- Melt the chocolate chips in microwave on 70% (about a minute 15 seconds in mine.).
- Spread chocolate over the bars.
- Refrigerate till hard, then take out about 15 minutes before you want to cut them, so the frosting won't crack.