Girls are known for their love for chocolate.
Well, hopefully that’s not the only thing we’re known for.
But anyway, these bars are chocolatey and super-easy to make. They take under five minutes to prepare.
When I first made these bars, everyone enjoyed them.
And therefore I was doomed to a life of making homemade chocolate peanut butter bars.
I’ve told them that I can teach them how to make these bars. In fact, that’s part of the reason I’m writing a recipe. So I can put it on the refrigerator and tell people to make their own food. Yet for some reason they won’t be taught. Probably because it’s easier to have me make them.
But you know, come to think of it, being doomed to a life of making chocolatey goodness (and eating it) isn’t the worst that could happen.
Hopefully you’ll enjoy these as much as my family did.
Hint: Don’t share.
Note: For the extra-chocolate-lovers: Add 2 teaspoons dark cocoa instead of 1 for a dark chocolate bar.
Makes 2 bars.
½ cup raisins
½ cup almonds and/or pecans
½ teaspoon vanilla extract
1 to 2 teaspoons extra dark dutch cocoa.
1 ½ tablespoons peanut butter
Lay out two pieces of wax paper about 5 by 6 inches each.
Combine the raisins, nuts, vanilla extract, and cocoa in the food processor or blender and blend until the nuts and raisins are ground up.
Remove from blender and place in bowl.
Add the peanut butter and mix with your hands until the ingredients are completely mixed together.
Shape into bars on top of the wax paper.
Wash your hands.
Wrap wax paper up around bars and put in refrigerator until you eat them, or eat them right away.
These are actually pretty good! I think I would add more peanut butter because you really can’t taste it.
Since you have a large family do you multiply this recipe to make more than 2 at a time? I am anxious to try these.
This recipe does make more than 2 at a time–probably about 6 bars, though it really depends on how big you make them. And yes, I do end up doubling pretty much every recipe I make so that everyone will have enough to eat. 🙂