As I continue to get over my second winter cold I continue to reminisce over the positive foodie experience I had during the holidays. One big thumbs up goes to my sister Shannon‘s Clark Bars. I rarely get to go home and be with my family for Christmas and this is a new foodie famly hit I have never had so I had to give them a shot. Oh and BTW, this recipe makes a TON of goodies!
Now I did make my own version of her Clark bars. I do not like Graham crackers so I put around 16 oz of shortbread and peanut butter chocolate chip cookies in my food processor instead.
In a big bowl combine the Graham crackers with 1 cup melted butter, 2 1/2 cups peanut butter and 2 1/2 cups icing sugar.
Pressy yummy-goo into a greased 9″ x 13″ pan. I said this makes a ton!
In a double boiler melt 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips with 1 14 oz can condensed milk.
Wait until most of the chocolate chips are melted, stir and take off the heat.
Smother the yummy-goo with melted chocolate happiness.
Make sure the entire top is covered. Chill for 4 hours in the fridge.
Serving size? Twenty four! And the recipe is not kidding. I must have given a pound away to our friends Mike and Jen for a present. Mike said it may have been one of the best things he has ever eaten which is super high praise!
These are so decadent and delicious… and difficult to describe. I do not think I have had any dessert quite like it. I love that it is no-bake, super fast to make and in the end… Tasted like peanut butter fudge with a chocolate icing. It is unbelievably bad for you, makes enough to feed a large party and a dream for those peanut butter chocolate lovers out there.
Thank you Shannon for inspiring me to be a part of this new foodie family tradition! I LOVED them!
Aw, I’m so touched to be a Foodie Inspiration! I love the take you had on them with the crust, that sounds divine!
I made these for the first time the year I didn’t have an oven, and it wasn’t easy to find a dessert-y treat that was no bake but still yummy, and this one really hit it! In fact, I actually only make it every several years because it’s just so irresistible and packed of sweetness. So happy to share the recipe and see new memories created!
Suzie Ridler says
You are a huge inspiration to me Shannon! You taught me how to make frittatas and cook with butter AND olive oil, LOL. And so much more!
Having a non-oven dessert that feeds a crowd like this for the holidays is fantastic, you really scored a great treat. I could see myself making them again before Christmas, LOL, they’re that good!
Debra She Who Seeks says
Do you know why they’re called Clark Bars? Just wondering. They could be called anything and I’d still want some.
These squares look so good!!! Thanks for the recipe.
OH, these DO look really yummy! THanks.
Suzie Ridler says
Great questions Debra! According to Wikipedia, “The Clark Bar is a milk chocolate peanut butter bar that is similar to a Butterfinger or Crispy Crunch made by Cadbury in Canada” I would agree, very similar!
Yay and yes, that are good Glogirl & Rana! And too easy to make.