Whip up these no bake peanut butter bars in under 30 minutes.
I have mentioned before that I was waiting to try a new medicine for my Crohns. I think my doctor gave me the script in October and I fought with my insurance for months to get the medicine. Finally last week my Humira starter kid came in the mail. Hallelujah! For some reason I assumed that since my insurance had given me such a hard time that the starter kit had to be specially made. Like they had to personally package together 6 shots and add some literature before sending it out.
I opened a box and there was a super fancy pre-packaged box for the injections. It even said “Crohn’s starter kit up top.” Not even kidding. But every time I talked to someone on the phone about it, they acted like they had no idea what I was talking about. I even had one lady tell that the script didn’t show the starter kit, they proceeded to read me the part that said STARTER KIT. Not even kidding.
So for this nice little box to show up at my door sort of blew me away. Well, it was a big box with a little box on ice since they have to be kept cold.
And for some reason I thought that these shots weren’t going to hurt. I have been poked and prodded so much in the past year that needles and such don’t bother me. Not at all. Plus, I think after having two kids, you’re sort of like “Bring it” when it comes to this stuff anyways. So I didn’t worry about the pain factor at all.
Which is just silly, but true.
Oh and I forgot to mention that I had to take 4 shots the first day, four hours apart. And they suggested that you have someone with you when you do them in case you have a reaction. So I waited til the evening when I knew someone would be around. I’m not sure what time I started the injections but I know I had to wake up at 2 AM to do one. Which was absolutely no fun. And here’s why.
Shots don’t bother me. But when you are injecting cold medicine, it sort of stings. A lot. The other shots I let warm up a bit and they weren’t so bad. At 2 AM though, I wasn’t waiting 20 minutes for a shot to get warm. So it was cold. And it stung. A lot. And I was tired and crabby to begin with.
But! The shots are working and I am feeling better. I will be on a maintenance dose of one shot a month, which I can handle. And since I’m feeling better – I’m eating better! And by better I mean eating. Just eating. All day. All the food.
No Bake Peanut Butter Bars
- Crust -
- 1 cup graham cracker crumbs
- 1/2 stick of butter, melted
- Middle -
- 1 8oz package of cream cheese, softened
- 1/2 cup of sugar
- i cup of peanut butter
- 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
- 1 cup of homemade whipped cream (or 8oz tub of store bought)
- 1 cup of chocolate chips
- 1 cup of heavy whipping cream
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Laura O|PetiteAllergyTreats says
Aaww Kelley! I had no idea about the crohns…poor thing. And all those shots? I’d love to give you a BIG hug! At least it’s working and you can eat. Sending love at you friend! and I totally want eat my screen with all those tempting peanut butter bars. Pinned.
Thanks friend! I tried to laugh through the whole day, but that 2 AM shot was no joke! haha!
Tonia from TheGunnySack says
I’m so happy to hear that the shots are working! These peanut butter bars would be perfect for my family and I love that they are no bake!
Thanks Tonia! They are working great so far.. thus recipes like these peanut butter bars! 😉
Melanie | Melanie Makes says
These bars look absolutely decadent – and dangerous! – Kelley! I think I would have a hard time sharing!
Thanks Melanie! I did have a hard time sharing these! haha!
Heather | girlichef says
Oh my gosh, you poor thing, that doesn’t sound like any fun 🙁 – I am glad you’re feeling and eating better, though. And holy cow – pass me a double bar, these look tasty!
Thanks Heather! I am feeling a lot better! Thus recipes like these bars.. hehe!
Becky | The Cookie Rookie says
Oh this is my kind of recipe! Amazing!
Mary Bellebuono says
God bless your heart, i am so sorry to hear all you are going through and so hope you will get through this with flying colors and feel so much better.I have a few other friends with Crohn’s , i will continue to keep you in my thoughts and prayers,oh and this recipe sounds awesome and i am saving until i can get my printer working again so i can have a hard copy. God bless.
Thanks so much Mary! I seem to be on the up and up lately. Also, hope you enjoy these pancakes! They are so very good!
Cate | Chez CateyLou says
I’m so glad you are feeling better but so sorry you had to deal with that! I would eat this entire pan of bars to make myself feel better. I can’t resist chocolate and peanut butter!!
Haha.. I ate quite a few of these bars 😉
So sorry to hear you have Crohns. My brother has it VERY BAD. He has had surgery twice now and he has been fighting to get Humira too. He finally got it 2 months ago and feels much better. My heart goes out to you. This is a terrible disease.
Thanks so much Dara! I’m happy to hear your brother is doing well on Humira! It seems to work pretty well.
Meg @ The Housewife in Training Files says
Oh gosh! I hope things get better for you and atleast you have these delicious bars to comfort you!
Thanks Meg! And yes, these bars do help 😉
Sandra :) says
Hi, Kelley – I dropped by because I saw a pin for this recipe and had to come take a look. YUM! Other than the heavy cream I have all of the ingredients, so I’m going to try this the next time our boys come for a visit (aka they come over to eat and to rob my pantry :D).
I hope the Humira is still working well for you. I’ve been on it for 6 years now for my psoriasis – it has been a miracle drug for me. My husband’s insurance company (we’re in Canada) makes me jump through a couple of hoops once a year to renew their coverage of the pens, but for the relief I get, I happily do their bidding 😀 Fingers crossed we continue to do well and are able to make and enjoy treats like the peanut butter bars, lol!
Aww thanks so very much Sandra!! So far so good on the Humira. And my insurance is playing nice as well. I have psoriasis as well as Crohns so it’s helping both! I really appreciate your sweet comment!