Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Thank You Bars

Sometimes the only way to say "Thank-You" is with something sweet.  Well, at least that is what I think, and practice.  I love the fact that I work with some people that just do what needs to be done, with a smile on their face and don't expect a thing in return.  I like to bake for them to say thanks.  I hope it makes their day happier, just like the things they did for me made my day happier.
As part of my great pantry purge (see details here), I made these cookie bars for our building's custodian.  Terry is always cheerful, always happy to help, even if it means emptying the garbage for me twice in a matter of 30 minutes, or chipping ice outside at -30 so we don't slip.  He is calm and cheerful, especially when I'm hyperventilating about a small thing that needs to get done and I'm in the middle of training.  He is one of those guys that helps you look good.  Thanks Terry.

Thank You Cookie Bars
1/2 cup butter
2 cups graham cracker crumbs
1 can sweetened condensed milk
1 cup chocolate chips
1 cup peanut butter chips

Preheat oven to 350º F.  Cut butter into 7 or 8 pieces, put in 9 X 13 pan and melt butter in oven.  When butter is completely melted remove pan from oven.  Sprinkle cookie crumbs evenly over butter and press down. Pour sweetened condensed milk over crumbs.  Sprinkle chocolate chips and peanut butter chips evenly over crumbs and milk.  Bake 20-25 minutes until edges are golden brown.  Remove from oven and cool completely before cutting.
Makes 24 cookies

I used a bag of mixed peanut butter and chocolate chips.  I also have a bag of Reese's peanut butter cup chips I will use for another batch.

I used a pastry brush to brush some of the melted butter on the sides of the pan to prevent sticking.

I cut 12 big squares then each square diagonally to make 24 triangles.

I'm buying a new camera tonight.  Let's see if my pictures improve!

February  22, 2012     Daylight  9 hours,  14 minutes,  48 seconds     Current Temp. 10 º F

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