No-Bake Jungle Bars

No-Bake Jungle Bars

Animal crackers top these peanut butter and chocolate bars for a sweet dessert kids will love!

YIELDS

24 bars

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 (9.5-oz.) box animal crackers, divided
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter or margarine, melted
  • 2 cups peanut butter (any style), divided
  • 1 1/2 cups C&H® Confectioners Sugar
  • 1 package (12-oz.) semisweet chocolate chips (2 cups)

INSTRUCTIONS

Lightly grease a 9-inch square baking dish.

Set aside 24 animal crackers for garnish.

Place the remaining crackers between 2 sheets of waxed paper. Using a rolling pin, crush crackers to crumbs. Place crushed crackers in a large bowl. Add butter, 1 1/2 cups peanut butter and confectioners' sugar. Mix well with a wooden spoon.

Press mixture firmly into bottom of prepared pan. Refrigerate until set.

In small saucepan, over medium heat, combine remaining 1/2 cup peanut butter and chocolate chips. Stir with wooden spoon until mixture is melted. Pour over crust. Line up the remaining 24 animal crackers in rows on top. Refrigerate until firm enough to cut.

Cut into 24 squares, with 1 animal cracker on each, before serving.