I hated peanut butter until I started dating Dane almost 13 years ago. It was thick and made you almost choke. Dane, on the other hand feels that peanut butter is an essential food group. He eats it by the spoonful. He’s also eaten a dozen donuts in one sitting though, so that’s not saying much. I slowly started to come around to peanut butter. I now too, strongly feel that peanut butter should be an essential food group. Only took me 13 years. Wether it’s peanut butter ice cream, peanut butter cheesecake, peanut butter on toast.. or chocolate bars with peanut butter … that’s what I’m ordering. And if I can get extra peanut butter, I’ll take that too.
Dane’s mom gave him a cookbook when he was little, and this recipe was one if them. He’s been making them since then. It even made it into their family cookbook that the whole family all contributed to. It’s on page 199 under “Massey meals and munchies” Chewy Peanut Bars—– Dane Redel. It’s actually really cute, haha.
These are super easy to make, and people are always impressed with anything homemade. They’re so easy that even little gaffer Dane could even make them. I mean, he IS a genius according to me, but I may be being a little biased. I’m sure even non genius kids can make these!
Chop your peanuts
Measure out your chocolate chips, honey and peanut butter.
Mix your chocolate and honey
Add your essential food group until melted and fully incorporated
Add the peanuts
Pour into prepared pan, and voila!!
- 1 cup creamed honey
- 2 cups dark chocolate chips
- 1 cup smooth peanut butter
- 2 cups roughly chopped peanuts, salted
- Combine the honey and chocolate in a large saucepan over medium heat, making sure to constantly stir until the mixture comes to a low boil.
- Add the peanut butter and mix until the peanut butter has been fully incorporated.
- Add the chopped peanuts and mix well.
- Pour into a prepared pan lined with parchment paper.
- You can choose the thickness of the bars based on the size... so you can pick! I normally use and 8x8 pan, and they come out fairly thick.
- Spread evenly to edges
- Let it set for at least 2 hours, then chill for 15 mins in fridge before cutting
- You can add some oats to this to give it some ‘umph.’ Or to trick people into thinking it’s “healthy.”
- You can substitute the honey for corn syrup to make it vegan (I’ve never tried, but have seen other recipes that use corn syrup)
- Cut these into nice, even squares, wrap them in parchment paper and tie with some burlap and make it into a cute little gift.
Thank you for stopping by, I hope you try and make these!!