Reese's Bars: Normal and Oat Flour Version

adapted from Baker Lady

Makes 9x13 inch pan

Prep time: 5 minutes

Wait time: 30 minutes

Cost: $4.45 for graham cracker version; $3.55 for oat version

butter: .50, graham cracker crumbs: 1.30, oats: .35, sugar: .40, peanut butter: 1.25, chocolate chips: 1.00

1 C butter, melted

2 C graham cracker crumbs--graham crackers blended until powdery (or 2 C oat flour--oats blended until powdery)

2 C confectioner's sugar

1 1/4 C peanut butter

1 1/2 C semi-sweet chocolate chips

If you don't have pre-prepared graham cracker crumbs or oat flour, throw graham crackers (about 2 sleeves) or oats (probably about 4 cups, but I'm guessing here) into a blender and go to town until you have a flour-like substance. 

Mix butter, crumbs, sugar, and peanut butter until it's a nice paste. Press this into a 9x13 inch pan and chill until set (about 30 minutes).

When your peanut stuff is set, melt your chocolate chips in the microwave by microwaving in 30 second intervals, mixing in between, until the chocolate is all melted. Pour this on top of your peanut layer and spread quickly (because your peanut layer is cold and your chocolate is going to start to set up quickly). Let the chocolate set up (it won't take too long since your peanut layer is cold). 

Cut and eat. I refrigerated these and preferred them brought to room temperature--they were easier to cut and the chocolate didn't break up during cutting or eating, but adhered to the peanut butter layer better. 

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