Some friends who gave up commodities chocolate and switched to fair trade were talking about how much they missed Reese's cups.
So, for day 5 of my 29 day giving challenge, I'd like to offer all you fair-traders a sweet alternative: my family recipe for peanut butter bars with chocolate. We can only trace this recipe back to a staff newsletter (Faultless Caster's Top Drawer) from the early 80s.
Brace yourself, this confection is anything but healthy.
Peanut Butter Bars
Grease 9"x13" pan.
2 sticks unsalted butter
1 c. peanut butter
Add and blend:
1-1/2 to 2 c. crushed graham crackers (throw them in a baggie and let your kid pulverize them with a rolling pin for family participation)
1 lb. powdered sugar
When fully blended, press into pan.
Melt and spread evenly over peanut butter mixture:
12 oz. of deliciously child-slavery-free Fair Trade chocolate chips
Cool in refrigerator until firm. Cut into bars before chocolate gets too solid to cut.
Do not eat entire pan in one sitting.
How does Fair Trade chocolate limit child exploitation?