Peanut butter bars:
So, per Rachel’s request I baked an unreasonable amount of treats for her going away “party” she had on Saturday. Though it wasn’t much of a party the desserts sure were delicious and we had a great time playing scrabble until the wee hours of the morning. The refreshments consisted of red velvet cupcakes with my cream cheese frosting and peanut butter bars. For the cupcakes I used a recipe from a book given to me by my brother-The Golden Book of Baking (it’s fantastic-buy it!) and the peanut butter bar recipe was given to me by Rachel’s boyfriend, Dave whose grandmother had given it to him. Because the peanut butter bars truly a treasure and one of the best recipes I’ve ever used, I’m going to post the recipe to those. They are ridiculously simple almost to the point where you want to make them everyday-but restrain yourself! Dave also took incredible photos of all of these sweets, and made them look truly magnificent.
½ cup white sugar
½ cup light corn syrup
1 ½ cups of peanut butter (12 oz jar)
4 cups of corn flakes (Yup, you read right-CORN FLAKES!)
½ cup milk chocolate chips
Mix peanut butter, sugar and corn syrup in saucepan well and cook on medium heat for about 10 mins. Remove from heat and mix in corn flakes until well distributed.
Grease an 11x7 pan and pour in mixture, evenly spreading it to completely cover the surface. Add chocolate chips on top and put in oven on low heat until chocolate chips are slightly melted (about 2 minutes)! Cool and cut into small squares about ¼ the size of a typical brownie.
Rach, there's no friend like a sister-and certainly no sister that could compare to you. I know you'll have the best time in Israel and find exactly what it is you've been craving. For all the things I admire you for this is just one more to add to the list.