Grandma’s Peanut Butter Bars

I thought it only appropriate to “Repost”

Please join me in sending her family your thoughts and prayers

God opened his arms and sent his Angels down to earth.

We lost Grandma (Regina) on Monday, October 23, 2017.  I only see it fitting that I re-post this memory again for her.

My thoughts and prayers go out to my extended families and loved ones.  I love you all.

Grandma, you were one of the most caring and gracious women I have ever met.  God Rest your soul.  You are missed and loved!

Close your eyes and think about childhood.

Image by

Keep them closed!

Now, it really doesn’t matter what age you think about when you were younger.  You’re going to go visit your Grandpa and Grandma.  Either for the day, the night or a weekend.  Or, maybe you have memories of an Aunt & Uncle you spent a lot of time visiting.

Okay, I want your thoughts to go to a special “treat” guaranteed to be waiting your families arrival.  A dessert, cookie, candy, cake or pie.

Do you make them now as an adult? Maybe to carry on the traditions or making memories for your own children?

Over the Holidays 2016, I did an article about my families Christmas Traditions.  Christmas Eve Dinner was so much more than dinner at the Grandparents’ and opening presents.  We had a special pastry, you can find the recipe in my piece, Family Traditions – My Christmas Short Story” .

Feeling so Blessed to have wonderful women I called Grandma.

I am Blessed and fortunate to have married into a family that knows NO boundaries on Love.

When my sons father and I began dating, we both lived in Indiana.  His parents had moved the family to Florida many years prior.  My former husband was determined he was moving back for college, and did.

I formally met his Grandma and Grandpa before making a trip to Florida to meet his parents.

Image by Teresa Branam Wilgus

He and Grandparents picked me up to go to dinner and I was greeted with big ol’ bear hugs.  I was family from that day forward.  I remained so after we divorced, still am today and they will be my family forever.

Our sons grew up visiting Great Grandpa & Grandma regularly.

In this article I would like to share a recipe (one of many) we ALL could bet money Grandma had prepared many batches for our arrival.

I made them at home as well, needless to say, they were a huge hit!

In fact my oldest son took the ingredients for this very simple, yet yummy recipe for a presentation at school when he was in middle school.

So simple, so yummy and made such huge memories for everyone!

Grandma’s Peanut Butter Bars

After you see how easy this is, you’ll be running out to get the ingrediants!



1 Cup White Sugar

1Cup White Syrup

Image by

1 Tblsp. Margarine

1 1/2 Cup Crunchy Peanut Butter

6 Cups Special K Cereal

In a large pot, combine sugar, syrup and margarine.  Over medium high heat, bring to a boil stirring frequently until melted.  Remove from heat.

Stir in Peanut Butter and Special K Cereal. Mix well until Peanut Butter is melted and Cereal is completely coated.

Spread in a 9 x 13 ungreased cake pan. Cut into squares before cooling completely.  Let cool and ready to eat!

Note:  I have tried drizzling or spreading a thin layer of melted chocolate after the bars have cooled completely and prior to cutting.

Makes Approximately 24 1 1/2 inch squares.

I will forever thank you Merle & Jean!

Grandpa Merle left us in 1997, Jean is still with us.  We moved away from Indiana in 2002, I do not get to see her often.  My boys go back every summer to the most AMAZING, WELL ATTENDED, LOVING family reunion I ever experienced.

They will go back in July.  Please be sure to check back between July 5-10 for my special dedication.  A short story about this family who welcomes way beyond the FAMILY TREE!   

This special article this wonderful family is a Thank You to Jim Wilgus for his generous donation to Midwestgirlsdreams and for supporting the efforts to making my writing a reality.  You can visit me on to see what we have planned!  Just click the image below……

Please remember those who suffer from Alzheimer’s Disease and help.  Volunteer or make a donation and help us remember Grandma or someone you know and love today.




Image by
Image by

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s