Changing Diapers, Changing Lives

Our Fundraiser Garage Sale: The Most Popular Item

July was ‘garage sale time’ for Nestlings.

A special thank you to the people who donated clothing, household items, and baked goods; and especially the numerous people who came out in the midst of the heat wave to shop and make the sale a success.

The most popular item from the garage sale?

Peanut Butter Cup S’mores Bars
(You will see them pictured on our Recipes Pinterest board too)

Supporters who shopped our garage sale on Friday told others who stopped by on Saturday and said ‘I heard about these bars!’. We even received comments on our Facebook page days later about these amazing bars. The hot weather made them especially gooey and delicious.

The Peanut Butter Cup S’mores Bars were baked, wrapped, and donated by a neighbor who kindly shared her recipe (originally from The Sweet Life):

Yield: 16 large/20 small squares

■1/2 cup butter, softened
■1/2 cup packed brown sugar
■1/4 cup sugar
■1 egg
■1 teaspoon vanilla
■1 1/4 cups flour
■1 teaspoon baking powder
■1/4 teaspoon salt
■1 cup graham cracker crumbs
■16 peanut butter cups, regular size
■1 1/2 cups marshmallow fluff*

*Fluff is pretty impossible to measure, so this doesn’t have to be an exact amount, just kind of eyeball it. As long as you have enough to cover the PB cups, you’re good to go.

1.Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line an 8×8 baking dishing with parchment paper; coat lightly with cooking spray.
2.In a large bowl of the bowl of stand mixer, beat butter and sugars until fluffy. Beat in egg and vanilla until combined. Scrape down the sides. With the mixer on low, stir in the flour, baking powder, salt, and graham cracker crumbs until mixed.
3.Spread 2/3 of the dough on the bottom of the prepared baking dish. Lightly press the peanut butter cups into the dough, then spread marshmallow fluff on top. Press the remaining dough on a non-stick surface into the shape of an 8×8 square. Place the square on top of the fluff and press down lightly.
4.Bake for 30 minutes or until the edges just begin to brown. Allow to cool for at least two hours* to give the bars a chance to set, then remove from the pan and cut into squares with a large, sharp knife.

Thanks again to everyone who made our first fundraiser garage sale a success – the funds raised will help us continue providing clean, dry diapers to children in need throughout Ottawa County.

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