Peanut Butter Cup Bars

June 010

I will keep this post simple and sweet, much like these bars. I had some Peanut Butter to use up and was craving a Peanut Butter/Chocolate combo sweet treat. With the summer heat teetering on being ‘oppresive’ I knew I did not want to use my oven. After a quick search on Allrecipes.com I found this recipe and it fit the bill: Peanut Butter (check), Chocolate (check), No Bake (check). I found the Trifecta!

These came together in less than 10 minutes and after a quick chill in the freezer (I was impatient to try one) they set up nicely. I did change up the recipe a bit based on some of the reviews and have noted those changes in parenthesis.

Overall these were quick, simple and delicious. I am not sure they would make these if I needed to impress guests with presentation, but they sure did satisfy my craving in a pinch. I would give these a try if you are a fan of Reese’s PB cups as these taste very similar. I can’t decide if I like them soft at room temperature or a little more firm right from the fridge. Either way, I ate way too many.

I am crumbling the remaining bars over chocolate ice cream for a cool summer treat!

I rate this recipe an 8

Peanut Butter Cup Bars
adapted from Allrecipes

1 cup butter or margarine, melted
2 cups graham cracker crumbs
2 cups confectioners’ sugar
1 cup peanut butter
1 1/2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
4 tablespoons peanut butter
In a medium bowl, mix together the butter or margarine, graham cracker crumbs, confectioners’ sugar, and 1 cup peanut butter until well blended. Press evenly into the bottom of an ungreased 9×13 inch pan.
In a metal bowl over simmering water, or in the microwave, melt the chocolate chips with the peanut butter, stirring occasionally until smooth. Spread over the prepared crust. Refrigerate for at least one hour before cutting into squares.
1 cup butter or margarine, melted (I used 3/4 cup)
2 cups graham cracker crumbs
2 cups confectioners’ sugar (I sifted after measuring)
1 cup peanut butter (I used 1 1/4 cups)
1 1/2 cups semisweet chocolate chips (I used 1 cup Milk Chocolate and 1/2 cup Semi-Sweet chips)
4 tablespoons peanut butter (I used 1/3 cup)
In a medium bowl, mix together the butter or margarine, graham cracker crumbs, confectioners’ sugar, and 1 cup peanut butter until well blended. Press evenly into the bottom of an ungreased 9×13 inch pan.
In a metal bowl over simmering water, or in the microwave, melt the chocolate chips with the peanut butter, stirring occasionally until smooth. Spread over the prepared crust.June 007
Refrigerate for at least one hour before cutting into squares.
*Allow to rest at room temperature for 5 minutes before cutting so the chocolate does not crack.
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21 thoughts on “Peanut Butter Cup Bars

  1. Love it! I do a similar one that uses Nutter Butters instead of graham crackers. I can’t get enough chocolate and peanut butter. :)

  2. I actually made these awhile back and used almond butter instead of peanut butter. It was good but did thing that PB would have been better.
    ~ingrid

  3. One of my former roommates gave me a recipe similar/if not the same as these and told me to make them and put them on my blog, but I have never done it. I KNOW these would be good! Yum for you to make a treat you love!

  4. These are one of my favorite quick and easy desserts to make. Seeing them here makes me realize it has been too long since I last made them.

    They can be dressed up for company by using cookie cutters to make interesting shapes for fun plating. The scraps make amazing brownie mix-ins.

  5. These are great! I have made them before, I think I got the recipe from Paula Deen, but it was very similar…they are delicious, aren’t they!?!?

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