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Come Party With Me: Ugly Sweater — Menu (Sweet)

Fill a table at your Ugly Sweater party with sweet treats for guests to snack on throughout the night. Stay away from serving anything too complicated or showy that will require more than a cocktail napkin for eating. Choose your favorite classic, holiday candies — red and green M&Ms, peppermint bark, candy canes, etc. — and serve along side one homemade dessert. These chocolate-peanut bars are a no-bake, delicious dessert. The combination of chocolate and peanut is always a crowd pleaser. For the recipe,

Chocolate Peanut Bars
From Southern Living magazine

1 cup butter or margarine, softened
1 cup crunchy peanut butter
1 (16-oz.) box powdered sugar
1 1/2 cups vanilla wafers, crushed (about 45 cookies)
1 (12-oz.) package semisweet chocolate morsels
1/2 cup whipping cream

  1. Beat butter and peanut butter at medium speed with an electric mixer until blended.
  2. Add powdered sugar and vanilla wafer crumbs; beat until blended. Press mixture evenly into a lightly greased 13-x-9-inch baking pan lined with wax paper.
  3. Stir together chocolate morsels and whipping cream in a medium saucepan over low heat until melted and smooth. Spread evenly on top of peanut-butter mixture. Chill 1 hour or until firm.
  4. Remove from refrigerator, and let stand at room temperature 10 minutes or until slightly softened. Cut into 48 bars.

Makes about 4 dozen.

Join The Conversation
cekrahe2004 cekrahe2004 9 years
I made these last weekend following the recipe. They bottom part consisting of peanut butter, butter, and powdered sugar did not taste all that great. It did not get hard. Maybe I used too small of a storage container? Not Sure....
My boyfriend would love these.
lil-l lil-l 9 years
I'm definitely making these!
TidalWave TidalWave 9 years
oh weird, i was looking for a pb brownie earlier this week.... this one seems really weird using the vanilla wafer cookies as a substitute for flour, sugar, etc. i found something that looks like these, but seems like it would taste a lot better:
Kaciegrrl Kaciegrrl 9 years
Looks yummy, like a Reese's pb cup!
caramelqtee75 caramelqtee75 9 years
Looks very good.
Seraphim Seraphim 9 years
wambalus wambalus 9 years
Yeah I'd go with graham crackers too .. if only I could get them over in the UK!
chiefdishwasher chiefdishwasher 9 years
Vanilla wafers make it.
Katharine Katharine 9 years
I've always made this with graham crackers instead of vanilla wafers.
aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
I need these!!!
emalove emalove 9 years
These sound so good!
cloudy-D cloudy-D 9 years
Looks so good , I want to make those tonight!
julieulie julieulie 9 years
Not sure how I feel about the vanilla wafers -- I've done something similar with graham crackers and they are delish!
veronicaraye veronicaraye 9 years
sounds yummy indeed!
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