Monday, July 12, 2010
yum, yum, yummo
Famous Peanut Butter Squares.
DH loves these. They may be the reason he married me....no, they're not the reason he married me, but they might be the reason he stays married to me. These are super easy to make, and are a comfort food around here.
DS isn't feeling well and his appetite has disappeared. I'm hoping that the PB Squrares will help. I know, I know, most mothers would make chicken soup or something nutritious. Me, I do dessert instead (the jello is setting in the frig.)
Here's the recipe. Enjoy, enjoy, enjoy.
1 cup brown sugar and one cup corn syrup. Mix together in a big pot (it has to be big 'cause you'll need lots of room when you add the cornflakes.) Bring to a boil then remove from heat and add 1 cup of peanut butter. Mix well.
Then add 5-6 cups corn flakes. Mix well -- this is hard work 'cause you want to cover all the cornflakes, so keep stirring and flipping (there is probably a cooking turn for this motion, but I don't know what it is.) Spread into a greased glass baking dish. Flatten slightly with the back of a spoon. Hint: if you cover the back of the spoon with cooking spray first then then the cornflakes won't stick to it.
Spinkle a couple of handfuls of chocolate chips over the top. This is important -- don't put too many on. Too many chocolate chips sends the chocolate/sugar/peanut butter ratio off. Put the pan in a 350F oven for about 3-5 min. You'll know when it's done when the chocolate chips are shiny. Then mush down the chocolate chips with a knife to spread them out a bit.
It's really okay to lick the spoons and pan.....The squares go so fast at my house sometimes that's the only way to guarantee I get any...