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Change. I've learned to embrace it, ride it out til the end. Sometimes I'm kicking and screaming, other times weeping with my eyes clinched tight. Once in awhile I ride like a dog in a car, head out the window snorting what life has to offer. Mother to young adult children, a marriage of thirty years, and a desert to mountain to valley waltz with God have shaped me into someone I never imagined I'd be. Life is short and I want to live it. Tears, sighs, laughter and change. Every morsel granted to me. Scrambled, shaken or stirred.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Scraps and Snippets ~ Peanut Butter Crack Bars


A recipe fail that turned into a delicious, addictive candy cookie. 

I attempted to tweak a toffee recipe into a Vegan version with an extra tweak. 

Yeah. These aren't toffee. And they are oh so good. Addictive actually. 

Grease a cookie sheet with a rim. Preheat the oven to 350.

Fill the cookie sheet with saltine crackers. (40 squares, approximately a sleeve.)

1/2 Cup peanut butter
1/2 Cup coconut oil
1 Cup brown sugar

Put in a saucepan. Mix and stir over medium heat. Bring to a boil. Boil for three minutes. 

Dump and spread over the crackers. Place the cookie pan in the oven for 5 minutes. 

Remove the pan.

Using the same sauce pan melt and combine:

1/2 Cup peanut butter
1 and 1/2 Cups chocolate chips

Pour over peanut butter crackers. Sprinkle the chocolate with salt. Just a few shakes. 

In a clean pan dump 1/2 Cup crushed peanuts and heat until fragrant. When heated add 1 TBSP sugar and 1/2 teaspoon salt. Stir until sugar melts and begins to stick to peanuts.

Sprinkle peanut mixture over chocolate layer. 

Place the pan in the fridge until completely cooled. When chilled through use a pizza cutter and cut diagonally so the pieces are bite sized. Keep in the fridge. 

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