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”I need God’s grace and something baked with peanut butter and chocolate.”
~ Gloria Furman

Peanut butter and chocolate have been an undeniably necessary combination since each met the other. Whether you’re drooling over Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups or nomming down on delicious peanut butter and chocolate ice cream, these two things together will make your mouth happy. Peanut Butter and Chocolate Day reminds us just how amazing these are, and that every day with them in it is a little better.

History of Peanut Butter And Chocolate Day
Peanut Butter And Chocolate Day celebrates the coming together of a humble legume ground into a creamy delicious paste and a tree nut with delusions of grandeur. Ok, so maybe chocolate isn’t actually experiencing delusions, it is in fact pretty amazing. Peanut Butter has been with us since the time of the Aztecs, where it was unexpectedly used as a sort of toothache remedy, while chocolate was used as an offering to the gods and a drink of royalty.

While we can’t speculate about when these two substances first came together, we know that it was a fortuitous day for sweet lovers everywhere. Today you can find peanut butter and chocolate in almost every conceivable combination, and in not one instance has the mixing of the two ever lead to a moment of culinary regret. Peanut Butter and Chocolate Cupcakes are amazing, as are peanut butter cookies with a drizzle of chocolate over the top. Peanut Butter And Chocolate Day encourages you to use your imagination and combine them in any way you can think of!

How to Celebrate Peanut Butter And Chocolate Day
The best way to celebrate Peanut Butter And Chocolate Day is to create a combination of these heavenly ingredients that will leave you wanting more. These peanut butter bars are the perfect example of why these two substances belong together, now and forever.

Peanut Butter Bars
1c Butter
2c Graham Crackers (crumbled)
2c Confectioners’ sugar
1c+4T Peanut Butter
1 1/2c chocolate chips

Mix the butter and crumbled graham crackers in a bowl with the confectioners’ sugar, and then add 1c of the peanut butter until it is blended thoroughly. Proceed to press this into the bottom of a 9x13in pan.

Then melt the chocolate chips in a double boiler and add in the peanut butter, stirring it until it forms a creamy texture. Spread this mixture over the crust you prepared previously, and let refrigerate for an hour and cut into squares to serve.

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