Makes 5 dozen bars
2 cups peanut butter, divided
3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) butter, softened
2 cups powdered sugar, divided
3 cups graham cracker crumbs
2 cups (12-ounce package) NestlÈ Toll House Semi-Sweet Chocolate Mini Morsels, divided
GREASE 13 x 9-inch baking pan.
BEAT 1 1/4 cups peanut butter and butter in large mixer bowl until creamy. Gradually beat in 1 cup powdered sugar. With hands or wooden spoon, work in remaining 1 cup powdered sugar, graham cracker crumbs and 1/2 cup morsels. Press evenly into prepared baking pan. Smooth top with spatula.
MELT remaining 3/4 cup peanut butter and remaining 1 1/2 cups morsels in medium, heavy-duty saucepan over lowest possible heat, stirring constantly, until smooth. Spread over graham cracker crust in pan. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour or until chocolate is firm. Cut into bars. Store in covered container in refrigerator.
Fact BoxFamily Picnic Fun
Mix It Up with Jenny
(Family Features) The sun is out, spring breezes are blowing - it's time for a family picnic!
If you're ready to enjoy an afternoon in the great outdoors, pack up a basket or cooler and head out to a nearby park or arboretum. The backyard makes a great spot, too.
Be sure to allow time for exploring and playing. In addition to playing things like tag and Frisbee, try some of these fun activities:
* Scavenger hunt - make a list of things to find, like a bird feather, a pine cone and an acorn.
* I Spy - a great way to help kids learn to observe nature.
* Art al Fresco - use paper plates as canvases. Let the kids draw things they see or create collages out of natural objects.
No picnic would be complete without a fun - and easy - dessert. These bar cookies are a tasty way to wrap up a day of family fun. You can find more picnic-ready treat recipes at TollHouse.com
Nutrition Information per serving: 140 calories; 80 calories from fat; 9g total fat; 3.5g saturated fat; 5mg cholesterol; 85mg sodium; 14g carbohydrate; .5g fiber; 10g sugars; 3g protein
Jenny Harper is Consumer Test Kitchen Project Manager for the NestlÈ Test Kitchens and VeryBestBaking.com.
Photo courtesy of NestlÈ