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Peanut Butter Calvin

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So surprisingly, I’m going to post again.  For my THIRD time in 2 weeks!  Wohoo.  I’m on a roll.

Does anybody else have a love for Calvin and Hobbes?  I sure do.  Growing up with all brothers greatly aids my appreciation of them.  For instance, this cartoon fits all of my brothers at about age 8 (which is how old my youngest brother is at the moment).

My youngest little bro was reading to Cael the other day.  It was so sweet, I just had to catch a few shots of them.

It was Cael’s first time to read Calvin.  He really seemed to enjoy it.  Well, he tried to eat the book anyway.

Pretty cute, eh?

So, now that we’ve covered Calvin, let’s get to the peanut butter part of this post.

I have this addiction, my husband shares it.  It’s called…  Peanut butter and chocolate.  It has got to be one of the BEST combinations ever thought up.  Somehow, there are those who don’t enjoy this mix, but I call them crazy and deprived.

My hubby isn’t into many of my baked goods, but these squares I’m about to share with you….  Let’s just say he’s more than into them, he’s all over them!  These things are so simple to make to – no bake.  And delectable.  Company always asks for more and the recipe too.  Simple and delicious.  What more could you ask for in a dessert?  Except for maybe a chocolate-peanut butter combo…  But wait!  It’s got that too!

This recipe is also a family recipe, thanks to my aunt.  🙂

Reeses Pieces Squares

Bottom:

1 1/4 cup graham crackers

3/4 cup margarine (softened)

1 tsp vanilla

3  cups icing sugar

1 cup peanut butter (I use smooth, but crunchy could definitely work as well!)

Simply mix it all together and pat into an ungreased 9×9 pan.

Then, you make the top…

1 1/2 cup chocolate chips (we use semi-sweet)

2 tsp water

Reeses pieces candy, crushed

Melt the chocolate chips and water in the microwave.  Stir until smooth.  sprinkle with crushed candy pieces.  And… Tada!

So, craving yet?  I sure am…  My hubby is too apparently.  He’s looking over my shoulder while I’m writing this and asked if there were any left.  🙂  There is something to say about baking for your husband and him enjoying it.

Hope you enjoy those squares!  They are pretty darn good if I do say so myself.  PB and chocolate anyone?

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