Friday, September 9, 2022

Peanut Butter Bar Pumpkins

I'm so happy to be posting my first treats in my new but temporary kitchen. It's been a very busy summer as we sold our home of over 13 years and are in the process of building a new one. I will have a to post a photo on my next post of the latest progress!

As I was making the peanut butter bars yesterday, I was also on the royal watch along with countless others. Sadly, Queen Elizabeth passed. Today I watched as King Charles III delivered his first speech even as he was mourning the passing of his beloved mother.

On two occasions I've stood outside of Buckingham Palace's gates and wondered what must it be like inside and to be able to freely walk those historic halls. On those trips to London, I was a little disappointed to find the palace was not open for tours.

Yesterday, my daughter called to ask me if she watched Princess Diana's wedding. I told her, yes! She had just turned a year old and we watched everything for months leading up to the royal wedding!

I'm quite happy to be living in America without a monarchy, but I will say, I have always been fascinated by the royal family.

God Save the King!

Now y'all, these peanut butter bars are really quick and easy to make and so yummy too!

Simple ingredients you probably have on hand make these convenient as well.

An 8x8 pan lined with parchment paper and sprayed with cooking spray
makes these bars easy to lift out and cut.

To decorate our bars, we need orange icing (for which I don't have a photo), green icing tube with leaf tip, and Tootsie Rolls.

Cut pieces of Tootsie Rolls to shape into pumpkins stems.

Pipe or spread orange frosting onto cut bars. I used a can of white frosting and tinted it orange.

You need only to press the already sticky chocolate candy pieces onto the peanut butter bars. They will stick on their own!

Pipe small green leaves on either side of the pumpkin "stem".

Y'all try these! Hubby loves them!

Credit for funny pumpkin quotes goes to,

Peanut Butter Bars Recipe

3 cups crispy rice cereal
1 cup salted peanuts
1/2 cup light corn syrup
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup peanut butter
1 teaspoon vanilla

Prepare 8x8 pan by lining and spraying with cooking spray.

Combine cereal and peanuts in a large heatproof bowl. Set aside. To a medium saucepan, add sugar and corn syrup. Cook, stirring constantly over medium heat until mixture comes to a boil. Remove from heat and stir in peanut butter and vanilla. Pour cooked mixture over cereal and peanuts, stirring to combine. Gently press cereal mixture into prepared pan. Let cool and cut. Makes 16 bars.

Thank you for stopping by!

John 3:16
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

'til we sweet again, Karen💗