Awesome NO-Bake Dessert Bars!

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These bars are quick and easy to make, kind of like rice krispy treats but taste even better. With simple ingredients like corn flakes, crunchy peanut butter, sugar and chocolate chips you can have this no bake treat ready in no time. THis no bake treat is a great way to put together a tasty snack that the kids will love. You will want to make sure to cool the quick dessert before you serve. For the complete step by step instructions take a look a the Budget 101 site.

It takes about 540 peanuts to make .75 pounds of peanut butter. That's a lot of nuts. Peanut butter comes in three different spreads to include creamy, smooth and crunchy. And there are many ways to enjoy your peanut butter, and depending on your gender and age you might prefer the spread differently. Women and children prefer the creamy variety while men prefer chunky, according to the National Peanut Board. Additionally, people who live on the East Coast of America seem to favor creamy peanut butter while people who live on the West Coast prefer the crunchy kind. According to the National Peanut Board, the average American child will consume about 1,500 peanut butter and jelly sandwiches before they even graduate from high school. Peanut butter may also help to lower your cholesterol. According to one study from the University of Florida, peanut butter contains antioxidants and oleic acid that may be helpful in preventing type 2 diabetes and aiding in weight loss. Americans love peanut butter, and the top ten candy bars that are manufactured in the United States contain peanuts or peanut butter and peanuts.

In 1930, a dietician by the name of Ruth Graves Wakefield and her husband, Kenneth, purchased a Cape-Cod style house that was located halfway between Boston and New Bedford, Massachusetts, just outside the town of Whitman. The house, which was built in 1709, had once been a truck stop of sorts, where travelers could rest, have a nice meal, change horses, and pay any necessary tolls for using the road. Ruth and Kenneth soon after buying, turned their new home into a lodge called The Toll House Inn. Ruth’s great skills in the kitchen, especially at baking and making mouthwatering dessert recipes, brought in visitors from all over the northeast. One of her favorite dessert recipes, which dates all the way back to Colonial days, was for Butter Drop Do cookies. One version of the dessert recipe called for Baker’s chocolate, and, upon finding herself without any, Ruth chopped up a some of Nestle Semi-Sweet Chocolate and added the tiny pieces to the dough. The chocolate pieces were supposed to melt and spread the dough, but it didn’t. So on that day in 1937, is when the history of chocolate chip cookies began.

This is only one version of the story, another version of the story is that Ruth didn't have any nuts for the recipe, so she chopped up some chocolate. And there is yet another version of the story that says a chocolate bar broke off and fell in the dough. Only Ruth knows the true story, but whatever happened, the rest is chocolate chip cookie history. The chocolate chip kept its shape during baking but melted just enough to have that nice gooey texture that everyone loves. The new cookie recipe was a hit, and Ruth’s recipe for Toll House Chocolate Crunch Cookies was published in newspapers all over New England. You will find this no-bake recipe for kids on the Budget 101 site. On the site, you will find quick desserts, crafts, DIY ideas, gardening, recipes and so much more. **

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