Thankful For . . . {And an Easy No-Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Bar Recipe}

I’m thankful for…

-An extremely hard working and loving husband and father to our 3 children.


– Healthy and happy children that I am fortunate to be a stay-at-home mom to.

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-Parents who do anything and everything for me and my family.

-Fantastic friends who always keep me laughing (and sane as a SAHM) and who are willing to help out whenever needed.

-A healthy and able body to run/bike/swim or do whatever I desire it to do (to an extent!).

And I know I’m missing a gazillion other things I’m thankful for but onto the food…

I’m also thankful for . . . CHOCOLATE AND PEANUT BUTTER!

If anyone every asks what my favorite food is, I don’t hesitate: it’s chocolate and peanut butter ANYTHING.  Not a difficult question.  Also if you know me, I’ve never said that anything was TOO rich before, but after making these bars I may admitted to my husband these bars were almost too rich.  This basically means that these bars are just that delicious!

I used chocolate and cinnamon sugar graham crackers because that’s what I had on hand, but of course you could use any kind you’d like.  Also, if you prefer creamy peanut butter, use that.  This recipe is quite flexible.  I mean, how can you really mess up a recipe when its main ingredients are chocolate and peanut butter anyways?

I hope everyone has an enjoyable and restful Thanksgiving.  As for me, I’m headed to bed early tonight for a 5 am wake up call for our entire family.  We’ll be running the Turkey Trot (5K) as a family (2 jogging strollers).  And J will also be participating in his first race (1 mile) this year! HAPPY THANKSGIVING!


No-Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Bar


1 cup crunchy peanut butter

1 cup butter, salted

2 cups powdered sugar

2 cups graham cracker crumbs (any flavor)

2 cups chocolate chips

¼ tsp salt


Mix all ingredients except chocolate chips in a bowl until combined.  Place in a 9”x12” or 9”x13” pan lined with parchment paper or sprayed with cooking spray.  Melt chocolate chips in microwave slowly (at about 50%) until melted.  Spread melted chocolate over top of the peanut butter layer.  Refrigerate for at least an hour before slicing.

© 2014 Kristy Hegner


  1. How did I miss this post?! Can’t wait to try these!! Hope the family race went well!


    • JP had a blast at his first race! But when it came time to run our race E was cold and tired so we improvised our race and finished at our car 🙂

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