No-Bake Peanut Butter Squares

This No-Bake Peanut Butter Square recipe is from Kraft Canada. I had everything I needed in my pantry so that made this very  easy. It  only took a few minutes to put together. The chilling time was the longest part of this recipe.

I printed out this recipe in 2008 & on the paper I have written in a bright colours sharpie {this is the peanut butter squares everyone likes!) I like to make it for company on any dessert platter & also just to have for a snack! 

The ingredients are easy…nothing special, but when combines!! They are delish! Butter, graham wafer crumbs, icing sugar & peanut butter…then chocolate chips! So good 

This No-Bake Peanut Butter Square takes minutes to make & has to chill a bit to firm up 

Here is the recipe  from Kraft Canada. note: I used chocolate chips instead of baking chocolate that was in the original recipe 

Ingredients 

1/2 cup butter

2 cups icing sugar 

1 1/2 cups graham wafer squares

1 cup peanut butter 

12 oz chocolate chips 

Method

Line a 13 x 9 baking dish with parchment paper with some overhang so you can pull the squares up out of the dish to cut

  1. Melt the butter, then add the icing sugar..sift it into the bowl to get rid of any lumps
  2. Add the graham wafer squares & peanut butter. Mix well until completely combined 
  3. Pat this evenly into the prepared 9 x 13 dish
  4. Melt the chocolate & let it cool briefly then spread it over the base
  5. Let this cool & then cut partially into squares.. the recipe recommends cutting this into 40 squares but of course you can cut the squares any size you want
  6. Chill in the fridge for at least an hour
  7. Lift the squares out of the pan & cut all the way through

Enjoy!!

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Edith’s Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins

Many years ago I was visiting my sister in California and she made these muffins. They are not too sweet, a bit dense and a perfect snack. Even though they are lemon muffins there is only a hint of lemon, which I like. As I was making these this morning, my friend was over and taste tested them for me…and ended up taking some home! They passed her test!!

Here is the recipe

 

Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins

Ingredients

Batter

1/4 cup butter, softened

1/2 cup sugar

1 egg

2 cups  flour

1 tbsp baking powder

1 tbsp poppy seeds

1 tsp grated lemon peel

1 cup milk

 

Topping

3 tbsp sugar

2 tsp lemon juice

 

Method

Pre-heat oven to 400f

Grease a 12 cup muffin tin ( I sprayed them with cooking spray)

  1. Mix the butter and sugar together until well combined
  2. Add the egg, mix throughly
  3. In a bowl, mix the flour, baking powder, poppy seeds and lemon peel together.
  4. Add the dry ingredients to the butter/sugar/egg mixture, do not over-mix
  5. If mixing this by hand, stir in the milk. If using a mix master, while the machine is running, add the milk in a slow stream and mixing until incorporated into the batter
  6. Using a 1/4 cup scoop if you have one, ( or use a spoon) put equal amounts of batter into the prepared muffin tins
  7. Bake for 20-25 minutes
  8. While the muffins are baking, combine the topping by mixing the sugar and lemon juice together
  9. Remove the baked muffins and while they are hot brush the topping on

Yield is 12 muffins

Enjoy!

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