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Buckeye Bars

Posted Dec 29 2012 3:00pm

Baking with kids is the absolute best. Our cats are pretty enthusiastic company in the kitchen, but every so often I get to borrow some children and be reminded of the joys of slowly scooping flour, hypnotically stirring better, and giggling over accidental spills. This Christmas I was lucky enough to get to bake with our adorable niece!

We fixed buckeye bars, a delightfully simple version of the very time consuming traditional Ohio candy. This recipe is great for baking with small children, because there isn't any baking actually involved - just melting, stirring, and spreading. And the recipe is egg-free, so maybe even some spoon-licking too...

Buckeye Peanut Butter Chocolate Bars

1 cup SmartBalance Light
1-1/2 cups creamy peanut butter, divided
16 oz pkg. powdered sugar
8 oz dark chocolate bar, broken up

Microwave together the SmartBalance and one cup peanut butter for about 1-1/2 minutes, until melted. Mix well. Stir in powdered sugar, and pat into a lightly greased 13x9 baking pan.
Microwave the chocolate and remaining peanut butter for about 1-1/2 minutes, until melted. stir untl well blended. Pour chocolate mixture over peanut butter mixture.
Chill in refrigerator until firm, and serve cool...

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