Somewhere along the way, I have managed to become a Master Buckeye Maker. So when my niece Melissa and her husband Brian invited us to tailgate with them to kick off the college football season, I figured I could try to whip up some of those chocolate-peanut butter confections that are a family favorite and with Buckeye fans everywhere. Well, time and hot humid weather got the best of me this week, so I decided these Buckeye bars, would have to serve as a substitution for the traditional favorite. The biggest advantage to these, in my opinion, is the amount of time you save.
1 cup margarine, melted
2.5 cups powdered sugar
1 18 oz. jar JIF creamy, minus 1 T. (reserved for later)
2 cups crushed graham crackers
1 package chocolate chips (12 oz.)
1 T. peanut butter
Combine the first four ingredients. Press into an ungreased 9 X 13 pan. Let cool for a few minutes (I put mine in the freezer while I was melting the chocolate) Melt chips and 1 T. pb together (About 1 to 1.5 minutes in the microwave works great) When melted and smooth, pour over peanut butter layer. Let harden before cutting into bars. (I used the freezer for this step, too) S.I.M.P.L.E. and quick!
Mix the first four ingredients
Spread in 9 X 13. Top with melted chocolate
You can see this pan came straight out of the freezer. Chocolate hardened up before cutting.