Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Buckeye Bars

In my family, growing up, Buckeyes have always played a significant role in our Christmas traditions. This year, I came across a recipe by Kraft for Buckeye bars. Not really having the time to roll buckeye balls and deal with a ton of ingredients, I decided to give this recipe a shot.

SO easy. The whole thing took less than 15 minutes to put together and it's chillin in the fridge even as I type this.

Gracing our dessert plates this Christmas day will be these fabulous Buckeye Bars! WOOHOO!

Buckeye Bars

1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened
3/4 cup crunchy peanut butter
22 Nilla Wafers, crushed
2 cups powdered sugar
1/2 of 8-oz. tub Cool Whip Whipped Topping (Do not thaw.)
3 squares Baker's Semi-Sweet Chocolate

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.

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