Friday, November 27, 2015

Peanut butter cup bars


Need a quick and easy dessert that is also sure to be a crowd pleaser? Then look no further than these Peanut Butter Cup Bars! There are recipes for these bars all over the internet, so I'm not creating anything new here (but I also don't know where they originated from either). I do know that they were something I waited too long to make and that they are good enough that all of you should know about them too if you don't already! They really taste a lot like everyone's favorite peanut butter cup candies, but in a simple bar form. I made these to take to my brother's house warming party and they were a hit. Plus -- there's no baking involved! They will also be perfect for when you need a quick treat to take to a holiday gathering or potluck.


Peanut butter cup bars
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, melted
1//4 teaspoon salt
1 cup finely ground graham cracker crumbs (about 8 sheets)
1 cup powdered sugar
3/4 cup creamy peanut butter, plus 2 tablespoons, divided
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips


Line an 11" x 7" baking dish with aluminum foil. 

In a large bowl, mix together the butter, salt, graham cracker crumbs, and sugar until combined. Stir in the 3/4 cup of peanut butter until well combined. Spread the mixture evenly into the foil-lined baking dish.

Melt the chocolate and 2 tablespoons of peanut butter in the microwave 30 seconds at a time and then stirring, until melted and smooth. Or, you can use a double boiler or small saucepan over very low heat, whisking frequently.

Spread the chocolate mixture evenly over the peanut butter layer.

Cover the dish with foil or plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 2 hours. Remove from the refrigerator for 10 minutes before slicing. Slice into square and serve.


What was I cooking one year ago?: Mexican hot chocolate cookies
Two years ago?: persimmon cranberry sauce
Three years ago?: old-fashioned pumpkin pie
Four?: cranberry sauce quickbread
5?: creamy cauliflower soup

20 comments:

  1. Yum! I love these bars - I could eat the whole dish myself!

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  2. I always like classic recipes like this one. Yours look so picture perfect!

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  3. I must say, Reese's is my favorite candy ever and I could eat boxes of them a day, but this one looks as if it could take the cake! ;) Thanks for sharing this recipe - I want to try my hand t recreating it!

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  4. I can imagine these being very popular - who doesn't love peanut butter and chocolate! Great recipe xx

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  5. These bars look sensational! I think I'll have to try making them too.

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  6. I love these! Peanut Butter Cups are one of my favorite flavor combinations. I love that it is also no-bake.

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  7. I could enjoy a few of these for sure right now! And they must be super healthy if they contain peanut butter :)

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  8. The combination of chocolate and peanut butter is just heavenly. These wouldn't last long in our house.

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  9. I'm a sucker for the pb/chocolate combo and these bars are the perfect way to satisfy that craving!

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  10. Nothing can go wrong with peanut butter and chocolate. These pb bars looks divine, Amy.

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  11. mmm, i make a similar pb chocolate bar. they are so good!

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  12. I make something similar to this every year. They are so good! I have them on the blog, but they are from a really long time ago!

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  13. You can never ever go wrong with peanut butter and chocolate! These sound delicious!

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  14. Oh boy, these have to be pretty irresistible. Love peanut butter and chocolate!

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  15. My teenage daughter loves to make these bars. They are so easy to make and taste great. Thanks for sharing.

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  16. I'm sold I love love love PB in any form!

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  17. These are such a classic! You can't go wrong with a great peanut butter bar recipe!

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  18. YUMMY! Love these PB bars & they're so addictive too . Thanks for sharing this recipe . Have a nice day ;)

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  19. Dera Amy, these look quite elegant and sound absolutely delicious - peanut butter cups are not readily available around these parts but I have tasted them and I know that the flavors are wonderful together!

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