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Monday, January 31, 2011

Peanut Butter Cup Bars

I have been asked for the recipe for these delicious bars. I must apologize that I did not write down the source of this recipe, but they are so good, I wanted to share.

Peanut Butter Cup Bars
 1/2 cup butter
1 3/4 cups powdered sugar
1 cup smooth peanut butter
3/4 cup graham cracker crumbs
1/4 cup butter
1/2 cup milk chocolate chips or chopped chocolate ( I used chopped milk chocolate bar)
butter to grease pan

Line an 8 x 8 square pan with foil leaving enough to hang over the side of the pan, butter the foil.

In a medium saucepan, melt 1/2 cup better over low heat. Once melted, remove form heat and stir in powdered sugar until smooth. Stir in peanut butter and the graham cracker crumbs until completely combined and smooth. Spread mixture into pan. (the mixture will be very thick and does not spread evenly very easily, I used some butter spray on the spatula and that helped).

In a small saucepan, melt 1/4 cup butter. Add chocolate and stir until almost completely melted. Pour over peanut butter mixture and smooth over top in an even layer.

Refrigerate at least one hour, the original recipe called for 30 minutes, but when I checked them after 30 minutes, the bars were not set enough to be able to cut them. Remove from pan using the foil overhangs and place on a cutting board. Use a pizza cutter or a non-serrated knife to cut into 16 bars. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

I can't tell you how long they will last in your refrigerator, because they are so yummy that they were all gone in two days in my house!



  1. These look really yummy and quite simple to make! I might try it one of these days... on my "cheat" days when I'm not trying to eat too healthy, hehe. We all deserve a sweet treat every now and then! :)

  2. Yum. These are totally filled with everything I'm not eating right now as I'm on a 28 day vegan and gluten free (and sugar free) cleanse, but you can bet I will bookmark them for when I'm done. You have some really yummy treats on this blog!