I nearly forgot about this recipe. It has been years since I’ve made chocolate peanut butter bars, but I came across it again when flipping though my Cherokee Entertains cookbook looking for something else.
Not to brag, but I am a bit of a peanut butter connoisseur. LOL. No, seriously, I like my chocolate and peanut butter just so. And this recipe is perfect. Hence, why I have dubbed it The Best.
Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars aka Homemade Reese’s Cups
- 1.5 cups graham cracker crumbs
- 1 cup butter, melted, divided
- 1 16-oz box confectioners sugar
- 1.5 cups peanut butter
- 6-oz semi sweet chocolate chips
Mix together crumbs, 3/4 cup melted butter, sugar and peanut butter. Line a 13×9″ pan with waxed paper or parchment. Pat mixture firmly into lined pan, getting it as even as possible. Watch the edges!
Melt chocolate chips and remaining 1/4 cup butter over low heat. Spread evenly over peanut butter mixture. Since it is Valentine’s, I also topped mine with Dove dark chocolate hearts where I would later cut into bars.
Cool in fridge. When ready to cut, lift out of pan by waxed paper. I only cool mine enough to set the chocolate. Otherwise they are REALLY hard to cut.
I made these Tuesday and there isn’t one scrap left. In all fairness, both kids had friends over that enjoyed them for a treat, and I also gave a few away. It definitely makes enough to share. I find that these Dove hearts can make any standard dessert look like a Valentine’s sweet. Rice krispie treats, cupcakes, brownies, cookies, etc.
I hope y’all enjoy a lovely weekend! We have lots and lots of practices ahead.
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