Delicious Chocolate Peanut Butter Dream Candy
The combination of chocolate and peanut butter tastes like heaven to me. Give me a peanut butter cup and I’m a happy girl. However, this recipe from my youth beats a peanut butter cup any day of the week.
When brown sugar, milk, peanut butter, crackers, and chocolate combine to create this candy, something magical happens. Unicorns and rainbows don’t appear but I still feel like breaking out in song. My husband, who doesn’t love chocolate as I do (he’s strange) gives this candy a nine out of ten. For reference, he’s not a fan of cheesecake. As I said, he’s strange. LOL
Ingredients You’ll Need
- 80 crackers (I used Club crackers) Note: This number fit my 9 x 13 pan perfectly but you may need a few more (or less).
- 2 sticks of butter (1 cup)
- 1 cup of brown sugar (packed firmly)
- 2 cups of graham cracker crumbs
- 1/3 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 1/4 cup of semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 3/4 cup peanut butter (smooth, not chunky)
Did I mention that this recipe requires no baking? It does require the use of a stove top (I don’t recommend using a microwave).
- In a 9 x 13 pan, line the bottom of the dish with a single layer of crackers.
- In a large saucepan, melt the butter over low-medium heat.
- Add the brown sugar, sugar, milk, vanilla and graham cracker crumbs to the butter. Stir.
- Increase the heat to medium. Bring the mixture to a boil and stir constantly for about 4-5 minutes.
- Remove the mixture from the heat and pour half over the crackers. Spread evenly with the base of a spoon.
- Add another layer of crackers.
- Pour the remaining butter mixture over the layer of crackers you just added.
- Add another layer of crackers on top.
- In a separate saucepan, add the peanut butter and chocolate chips and melt over low-medium heat. Stir constantly to make sure it doesn’t burn. Once everything has melted, spread this mixture over the layer of crackers.
- Cover the pan with foil or plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight.
- Cut into squares and serve. Keep leftovers refrigerated.
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Once you take a bite, you’ll know why this recipe is called dream candy. Seriously. OMG.