Saturday, February 26, 2011

gimme a break

So it was Greg's birthday yesterday.
So I threw him a surprise party.
That's the seventh surprise party I've thrown for him since we met 11 years ago.
Since we're going to be leaving soon it was extra special
to have a bunch of our friends over to hang out.

I made a bunch of desserts and we just spent time hanging out,
the 13 kids had a great time playing together,
the 12 adults enjoyed conversation, beverages and corn hole.
The favorite dessert of the night was the kit kat bars I made.
So I'm going to share the recipe with you here...
they don't really taste just like kit kat bars but they're super yummy!

Sorry about the dark picture...
took this late last night right before I devoured it.Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Yield: 36-48 kit kat bars

Ingredients:
  • 60 buttery crackers, such as Keebler Club Crackers
  • 3/4 cup butter
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup firmly-packed brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1-1/2 cups crushed graham crackers
  • 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
Preparation:
  1. Butter a 9 x 13 baking dish. Line with a layer of 20 crackers.

  2. In a small saucepan, bring butter, sugars and milk together to a boil over medium heat. Stir in crushed graham crackers. Let boil 5 minutes.

  3. Pour half of the sugar mixture over the crackers. Cover with another layer of 20 crackers, pressing down lightly. Pour remaining syrup mixture over crackers, smoothing to coat.

  4. Top with the remaining crackers, pressing lightly.

  5. Place chocolate chips and peanut butter in a microwave-safe dish. Heat on high 30 seconds. Stir and repeat until chips are melted. (Alternatively, melt chocolate chips and peanut butter in a saucepan over low heat.)

  6. Pour evenly over the top layer of crackers, making sure the crackers are completely covered.

  7. Refrigerate until kit kat bars are firm.

I also added 1/2 cup of butterscotch chips to the topping.
These bars are yummy and will be the hit of your next party!If I'm scarce around here for the next month or so
please understand that I am trying to get everything ready
to relocate our little family of five and get a house ready to sell,
and pack and reduce and pack...

Gimme a break, gimme a break,
break me off a piece of that
kit kat bar!

1 comment:

Theresa said...

We love Kit Kat bars! I am going to have to try this recipe. Thanks for sharing. Happy packing :)