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Peanut Butter Easter Bars

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When you think of Easter what comes to your mind. Of course we should think about what the day is truly about. Church, the Resurrection of Christ, family, dressing up, and Easter dinner. But really, since we were kids, it was also about a bunny bringing a basket full of candy or going to an Easter egg hunt, getting plastic eggs filled with candy or the big winner, money.

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Since I was little, I have always loved Reese’s peanut butter eggs. My mom used to make homemade peanut butter eggs for us every year.

I decided this year to make a bar that adds another one of my favorite’s “Whoppers Mini Robins Eggs”. The mini malted milk eggs add a crunchy, not so sweet, touch to these bars. My family loved them.

An easy, make ahead, treat for Easter Sunday.

When my youngest daughter “Ella” was seven, she painted this plate at school. I had to use it in the shot!

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Enjoy:


Total Time: 90 minutes

 Prep Time: 30 minutes

 Chill Time: 60 minutes


Ingredients: 

1 cup butter, melted

2 cups graham cracker crumbs

2 cups confectioner sugar

1 cup smooth peanut butter

1 tsp Rodelle vanilla extract 

6-8 oz Whoppers Mini Robin Eggs

16 oz vanilla candy melts (Kroger brand comes in a handy tray for melting the candy)


Directions:

In mixing bowl combine on low-speed butter, graham crackers, sugar, peanut butter and vanilla. Once combined and smooth, fold in 1 cup Whopper Mini Robin Eggs.

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Line a 9 x 13 baking pan with parchment paper.

Place peanut butter mixture into prepared pan and spread evenly. (Tip: Use wax paper  coated with cooking spray to press down mixture). 

Lightly press Whoppers Mini Robbin Eggs into top of mixture.

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Melt white candy or chocolate in microwave on high for 1 minute. Stir and proceed to microwave in 15 second intervals until melted, stirring after each.

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Pour candy evenly over bars.

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Cool in refrigerator for 60 minutes. Cut and serve.

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