Peanut Butter and Chocolate Buckeye Bars

My Daughter and I- Peanut Butter and Chocolate Buckeye Bars

We’ve posted this recipe before – but it’s worth reposting! This is by far one of the easiest recipes ever. It includes just a few ingredients that you probably have right now! They’re perfect if you need a quick dessert to take to a potluck, or boxed up for an adorable teacher’s gift. Whatever the event – this recipe is a keeper.

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Peanut Butter and Chocolate Buckeye Bars
1 stick unsalted butter
1/2 cup chunky peanut butter
1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
3/4 cup graham cracker crumbs

I did mine in the food processor while the butter was melting, you want small crumbs.

2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips, or milk chocolate if that’s your preference. I used Trader Joe’s dark chocolate chips this time and the flavor for rich and not very sweet.

Melt butter in saucepan over low heat, add in the peanut butter and stir until melted. Add in the powdered sugar and graham cracker crumbs and mix well.

Pour into an 8×8″ pan that is lined with aluminum foil and greased. Spread evenly.

Melt the chocolate chips in the microwave in 30 second increments, stirring each time until completely melted. You don’t want to overcook it, just melt it. Pour over the peanut butter mixture and spread evenly.

Refrigerate to set. When you’re ready to cut into bars, it works a bit better to bring the bars to room temperature. If you don’t, the chocolate tends to crack a bit. Using the aluminum foil, you can remove the whole batch from the pan and cut evenly. They are rich, so cut into small squares.

Cindy

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Fashion Friday- We Skipped Spring

We skipped right over spring this year- the average high has been in the 80’s the last couple of weeks, so I thought I’d share some adorable sundresses to match these crazy, summer like temperatures.

Spring Nights Embroidered Dress

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Ahhh this is so pretty!

What a Waterfall World Dress

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So elegant and I love the print.

Blues Fest Beauty Dress

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This is so sweet and delicate.

Ella Embroidered Dress

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I like the more relaxed look of this dress- perfect for super hot summer days.

Fields Like Love Dress

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This looks like a great Easter dress!

Evelyn Midi Dress

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This is unusual and classic at the same time- totally contradictory, but true.

 La Femme Printed Dress

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I think this is my favorite find this week- check out how cute the back is!

Yosemite Falls Dress

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I’ve been really drawn to looser fitting shift dresses recently, and this is a super cute one.

Hotel Terrace Maxi Dress

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This color is gorgeous! And I love the gold detailing on the straps.

Sway it Cool Dress

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That’s it! Happy Friday!

Fashion Friday- Statement

I’m not normally a huge graphic tee shirt person, but I found a bunch of adorable ones this week!

Best Buzz Forever 

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I just got this shirt in the mail today and oh my goodness. It’s amazing.

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Cute and simple.

Hanging ‘Round Town Tee

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This is adorable!

You are So Worth Loving 

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This brand (and their mission!) is so cool and I love their shirts.

Peeking Cat Tee

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Let’s Rock and Roam Tee

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So fun!

Just a Critter Bit Blouse

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That’s it for today! Hope you have a great weekend!

Throwback Time: Andes Mint Brownies

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On Wednesday, we will be posting our 100th post!!! Because of this momentous occasion, we’re revisiting some of our favorite recipes/posts. So without further ado, a brownie recipe from way back in April!

I had a hankering for brownies the other day and I remembered that I had picked up a bag of Andes Creme de Menthe Baking Pieces just a few days before from the grocery store. Who knew these delicious little treats existed? I didn’t – and now I’m sort of sorry that I discovered them.

So back to the brownies, I took a basic brownie recipe and just modified it a bit. The result was a gooey, mint chocolate brownie that was delicious! You’re welcome!

Here are the ingredients…

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Start by melting the chocolate chips, the Andes mint chips and the butter in a saucepan.

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Dump in the rest of the ingredients…

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and stir well.

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Pour into an 8×8 pan.

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Bake at 325* for 45-50 minutes or until cooked through. Remove pan from oven, then sprinkle 1/8 of a cup of chocolate chips and 1/8 of a cup of Andes mint chips over the cooked brownies.

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Allow the brownies to cool (slightly) and then dig in! We enjoyed ours with a scoop of yummy vanilla ice cream. Mmmmmmm!

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Andes Mint Brownies

1/2 cup semi sweet chocolate chips
1/4 cup Andes Creme de Menthe Baking Chips
1 stick butter
1 1/4 cup sugar
3 beaten eggs
3/4 cup flour
1 tsp. vanilla

In a saucepan over low heat, melt together the 1 stick of butter, the chocolate and the mint baking chips. Once melted, remove from heat.

Add the rest of the ingredients and mix well.

Spread into a 8×8″ pan.

Bake at 350* for 45 to 50 minutes. As soon as you pull out of the oven sprinkle 1/8 cup of mini chocolate chips and 1/8 cup of Andes Creme de Menthe Baking Chips over the top of the cooked brownies. Allow the brownies to cool and then dig in! We enjoyed ours with a scoop of yummy vanilla ice cream.

 

Cindy