Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Peanut Butter Freezer Bars

Right now in the Midwest we are enjoying comfortable temperatures that do not require us to turn on the air conditioning. However, it only lasts as comfortable until you need to turn on the oven to cook or bake. Then in order to bake or cook with the oven you have to turn on the air conditioning just to survive the extra warmth. Instead of turning on the oven to bake treats for my kids, I turn to my selection of no bake delights to keep up with the sweet tooth until the cooler weather/snow arrives back in town.

Here is a recipe for one of those no bake delights that mixes my two favorite things---chocolate and peanut butter! Sorry I don't have a picture of this creation!

Peanut Butter Freezer Bars

1-1/2 cups milk
1/2 cup peanut butter
1 package(4 serving size) instant chocolate pudding
12 graham crackers

  1. Mix milk and peanut butter together in a mixing bowl.
  2. Add pudding to peanut butter/milk mixture. Stir mixture until smooth.
  3. Spread a thick layer of pudding on a graham cracker. Top with another graham cracker.
  4. Put crackers into a covered dish. Place dish in freezer.
Makes 6 bars.

Notes: This recipe is very easy to make a double or triple batch of bars. The last in the freezer for several weeks before the graham crackers start to go soggy. I have used several flavors(oreo, devil's food, chocolate fudge, & vanilla) of instant pudding to make this delight.

Wanting to add some more variety to your no bake dessert selection??

How about trying some of my other no bake desserts:
  1. Banana Pops
  2. Lemonade Ice Cream Sandwiches
  3. Peanut Butter Toffee
  4. No Bake Cheesecake
  5. Layered Pudding Cups
  6. No Bake Cool Whip Pudding Pie
  7. Haystacks
I am always on the look-out for other no-bake easy desserts (something other than ice cream sundaes or popsicles) for the warmer months! What are your favorite, easy, summer time desserts??

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Kara said...

Oh yum! My boys would love these on hot summer days.

mub said...

This looks really good. I am off to look at your other no-bake recipes!

Erica said...

chocolate and PB are two of my favorite things also. This recipe looks great yummy, quick and simple. I might let my daughter try it out. Thanks for sharing.


Lisa@BlessedwithGrace said...

Sounds easy and yummy. I love peanut butter.Thanks for sharing your TMTT recipe and linking up.

Lynn said...

Yum! This sounds like a great, fun summer recipe to try. We always liked freezing lemonade in plastic cups, which took my kids a LOOOONG time to eat, hacking away as they went. (An outside snack ;)) Also, I don't know if you do any grilling when it's hot, but another fun, easy dessert is to take a banana, with peel on, slice it lengthwise through one side of the peel but not all the way through the back peel, then stuff with marshmallows and chocolate chips. Wrap in foil and stick on the bbq to bake until marshmallows and chocolate get good and melted. Open her up and eat with a spoon.

shopannies said...

this sounds great and so easy