My dear friend, Gerry Boykin, made some of the best bars that I have ever eaten. That was in the 1970s, and I used her recipe to make the same bars for years. And then, as will happen, the kids grew up, and I quit making the bars, and today I don’t have the recipe.
The following is an attempt to create a bar that is half as good as the ones Gerry made. Unfortunately, I did not get a great photo, but I assure you, these bars are a THE BOMB!!
2 cups crushed graham cracker crumbs
2 tablespoons cocoa
1/2 cup melted butter
1 package Reese’s Peanut Butter Chips (10 ounces)
1 bag Hershey’s Milk Chocolate Chips (11.5 ounces)
Reese’s peanut Butter Cups, cut into quarters (I used about 30.)
1/2 cup chopped pecans
1 can sweetened condensed milk (14 ounce)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
1. Combine graham cracker crumbs and cocoa. Stir.
2. Pour in melted butter and mix until all crumbs are moistened.
3. Press crumbs into the bottom of a lightly greased 9 x 13 pan.
4. Layer the remaining ingredients in order: peanut butter chips, milk chocolate chips, peanut butter cups, pecans, coconut.
5. Drizzle sweetened condensed milk over the top covering every nook and cranny.
6. Bake for 25 minutes, being careful not to burn.
7. Cool completely before cutting.
8. Store in an airtight container.