Sunday, May 23, 2010

Georgia Cookie Candy

If you like peanut butter and chocolate together, you have to try these! They remind me of Reece's Peanut Butter Cups. They are very rich, and oh so delicious! My mom gave me the recipe, but it's a Paula Deen recipe.

1 cup butter (2 sticks) or margarine, softened (use dairy free marg if needed)
1 cup crunchy peanut butter
3 cups confectioners' sugar, sifted
1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs (I ground up 13 whole graham cracker rectangles in my food processor)
1/2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chipsDirections

Line a 13 by 9 by 2-inch pan with foil (or I spray mine well).

Combine the butter, peanut butter, sugar, and graham cracker crumbs in a food processor. Process until the mixture forms a ball. Sometimes I have to take mine out and mix it up a little better b/c it's a bit much for my food processor. Press into the foil-lined pan using your hands or a spatula.

Melt the chocolate chips in a double boiler over simmering water or in a microwave-safe glass dish in the microwave for 1 minute on high (100%). Stir. If the chocolate has not completely melted, microwave for 10 seconds at a time more, then stir. Spread evenly over the cookie layer with a spatula. Chill for several hours.

When ready to serve, allow the candy to come to room temperature before cutting into pieces. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

1 comment:

  1. Whoa, Mama! My kind of dessert! Paula Deen never disappoints. I would love to go to Savannah and visit her restaurant. Thanks for sharing. I will definitely try it!