This is also where I should probably say something eloquent about Memorial Day. I don't really have anything to say because it's not something I can dwell on during seasons of deployment. The appreciation I have for soldiers who have given it all can't be measured.
In case you need a Memorial Day weekend dessert...
I made this for a potluck last week and it went over very well. My mom sent me the recipe and it's an old one. She's been making these bars my entire life, so I figured they'd be a nice addition to my non-food blog.
They're very easy, you make them the night before, and I had all the ingredients in my cupboard.
They're not your average rice krispy treat.
Peanut Butter Rice Krispy Bars
makes a 9x13 pan
1 cup of sugar
1 cup of Karo syrup (light)
2 t. vanilla
1 1/2 cups of peanut butter
6 cups of rice krispies
1 bag of milk chocolate chips
In a medium pan, heat the sugar and syrup together until it starts to bubble (low heat) and the sugar dissolves. Remove from heat. Stir in the vanilla and peanut butter.
Add the dry cereal to a large mixing bowl. Pour the sugar/peanut butter mixture over it. Stir/fold gently, but well. It takes a few minutes to incorporate.
Grease a 9x13 pan (spray Pam is what I used) and then press the bars into it. Set aside.
Using a double boiler, melt the chocolate chips. Spread over the bars and let cool. Cut them before storing in the fridge because they'll harden up and be difficult to cut cold.
And if none of that made sense, here's the original that I went off of: