When I was a kid, at every year Christmas time our refrigerator was bombarded with homemade treats from my dad's church members. I specifically remember this one lady would make us a batch of buckeyes. You know, the peanut butter balls dipped in chocolate? I remember my dad not wanting to share them. (I didn't really care because for some reason, I don't like chocolate and peanut butter together, but it is one of my family's favorites).
Ok fast forward to a few Christmases ago when I tried to make these myself because I am a good wife who likes to give good gifts to her husband (who happens to love anything that has to do with peanuts). Ok, can we say WORK! The recipe even called for edible wax that you melt into the chocolate. If you know anything about me, you know that I love to cook, but I do not like to cook complicated dishes with a hundred steps.
This year I came across a recipe from the Kraft Foods magazine. It was just my speed and turned out very good (even from a girl who doesn't like chocolate and peanut butter together). Last night Steven called a very rare night meeting with some of his staff. I asked him if he wanted to take the rest of the bars. He said "No." I guess he is afraid the same amount of time will lapse before I attempt this dessert again. Well he doesn't need to worry. I will make them again because they were so easy .
Here's the recipe, let me know if you try them!
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened
LINE 8-inch square pan with foil, with ends of foil extending over sides. Beat butter and peanut butter with mixer until blended. Mix in wafer crumbs. Gradually add sugar, mixing well after each addition. Press onto bottom of pan.
MICROWAVE COOL WHIP and chocolate in microwaveable bowl on HIGH 1 min.; stir. Microwave 15 to 30 sec. or until chocolate is melted; stir until blended. Spread over peanut butter layer.
REFRIGERATE 2 hours. Use foil handles to lift dessert from pan before cutting to serve.