Lidia Bastianich and her daughter, Tanya Manuali, have come out with their eighth cookbook, “Lidia’s Celebrate Like an Italian.”
Kids are a given. But even grown-ups will devour this finger-licking no-bake cookie, which resembles a Kit Kat bar.
- 81 Keebler club crackers
- 1 cup margarine (2 sticks)
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1 cup white sugar
- 1/2 cup milk
- 2 cups graham cracker crumbs
- 1 cup semisweet chocolate morsels
- 3/4 cup peanut butter
Spray a 13-by-9-inch baking pan with no-stick cooking spray. Line with 27 crackers.
In a sauce pan, melt margarine, and then add both sugars, milk and graham cracker crumbs. Bring to a boil and cook for 5 minutes. This makes 3 cups of filling.
In microwave, melt chocolate morsels and peanut butter. Pour half (1 1/2 cups) of filling on top of the first row of crackers. Line another layer of 27 crackers on top of this filling. Pour remaining half of filling on top of these crackers and top with remaining 27 crackers for third layer. Pour chocolate and peanut butter mixture on top of this third layer of crackers and spread evenly.
Refrigerate until the chocolate-peanut butter layer is set. Cut into squares and serve. Makes about 2 dozen cookies.
-- Chris Witt, Whitehall