Recipes with Grandma: peanut butter goodness

The amazing item that ends a good meal is dessert. I am a chocolate and peanut butter addict, and I have no problem admitting that.

A few years ago, my grandmother and I were fiddling around with some recipes and we craved something that contained both chocolate and peanut butter. We found a very rich and appealing recipe that I only make on special occasions, because my pants tell me I need to start jogging and eat less of this dessert. That recipe is for peanut butter bars.

Peanut Butter Bars

What you’ll need:

1 ½ cups peanut butter (I prefer Jif, but this is up to you).

2 sticks margarine

1 box powdered sugar

6 graham crackers

16 oz. package of chocolate chips

a saucepan

9×13 baking pan

a bowl


Melt 1 ½ stick of margarine and peanut butter together.

Crumble the graham crackers.

Mix the graham crackers and sugar and combine with melted margarine and peanut butter in bowl.

Pour and press this mix into the baking pan.

Melt the chocolate chips and the leftover margarine and spread this over peanut mixture.

Let cool for a few hours.

Cut into bars or bites.

Another dessert known in my life for its mouth-watering goodness, is that of the chocolate peanut butter cookies that my husband likes to make every now and then. They’re reminiscent of the other popular no-bake recipes.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies

What you’ll need:

2 cups regular sugar

4 tablespoons cocoa

1 stick butter or margarine

1/2 cup milk (I prefer 2 percent)

1 cup peanut butter

1 tablespoon vanilla

3 cups dry oatmeal

Waxed paper



In the saucepan place the sugar, cocoa, butter and milk. Bring this mixture to a boil.

Boil for one minute then add peanut butter, vanilla and oatmeal.

On the sheet of waxed paper, drop mixture by the teaspoonful’s, until cooled and hardened.


Above all, relish the richness of these savory sweets.

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