This time of year, the “to do” list finally catches up with all of us. Does this situation sound familiar? You suddenly remember that you were supposed to bake for the office party, neighborhood get-together or class party. You have no time and are already overcommitted. You’re emotionally frazzled anyway (December!), and this may be the straw that breaks the camel’s back. If you find yourself in that predicament, this recipe may just be your salvation, as Peanut Butter Incredibles are super-quick, easy to make and everyone loves them (but beware of nut allergies … almond butter makes a great substitution for many, but not all).
I found this recipe while looking through the very approachable and beautiful cookbook Martina McBride recently wrote called Around The Table. If every recipe is this satisfying, giving back way more bang for your time investment than expected, then I’m all in. It’s a beautiful option for any friend or family member needing a last-minute holiday gift, and the photography is gorgeous!
This dessert was so easy to make that we literally made them in about 15 minutes while watching The Taste. There was very little to clean up, and the noise level was a non-issue (no mixers or blenders needed). To know what to expect, the thickness is more toffee-thick than brownie-thick, which makes it the perfect size to keep coming back to for “just one more bite!”
Look for Around The Table at your local bookstore or online here.
Try the recipe below and enjoy the video following on why Martina wanted to write Around The Table.
- 2/3 cup butter or margarine
- 1/3 cup chunky peanut butter
- 2 cups powdered sugar
- 1 1/2 cups fine graham cracker crumbs
- 1 3/4 cups semisweet chocolate chips
- 1 cup butterscotch morsels
- Over low heat, melt the butter or margarine in a medium saucepan and add peanut butter. Stir until smooth.
- Add powdered sugar and graham cracker crumbs. Stir until well blended.
- Press crumbs into a buttered 9-by-13-inch baking pan.
- Melt the chocolate chips and butterscotch morsels in a bowl in the microwave for a total of 2 1/2 minutes on High, stirring after each 30 seconds. Pour over crumb mixture.
- Refrigerate until chocolate is set.
- Remove and cut into bars.
- Store at room temperature.