Chocolate Peanut Butter Squares

Chocolate Peanut Butter Squares

A layer of creamy sweet peanut butter topped with a layer of chocolate, remniscent of Reese's peanut butter cups

Yield: 

24 squares

Ingredients: 

1/2 cup (1 stick) butter
2 cups creamy peanut butter*
1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
3 cups powdered (confectioner's) sugar
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter (in addition to butter listed above)
12 ounces (2 cups) semi-sweet chocolate chips

Instructions: 

1. Melt 1/2 cup butter in medium saucepan over low heat. Remove from heat and stir in peanut butter, confectioner's sugar, and graham cracker crumbs. This will make a stiff "dough".

2. Spread dough in a lightly greased 9x13-inch dish. Press down evenly.

3. Melt remaining 1/2 cup butter over low heat. Add chocolate chips and keep heat very low. When chocolate is soft, stir gently. Continue heating until lumps are all melted. Stir, and then spread this mixture over the peanut butter layer.

4. Refrigerate for 30 minutes, then cut into squares. Store in the refrigerator.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Squares
Chocolate Peanut Butter Squares
Additional Notes: 

This recipe was originally from Jessica B. of Tennessee.

*I have found that using natural peanut butter makes a softer dough whereas using conventional Jiff peanut butter is much thicker and may require slightly less powdered sugar.

Preparation Time: 

25 minutes

Tammy's Review: 

This is one of my favorite desserts. It's almost more of a candy or candy bar. I think it tastes just as good as Reese's Peanut Butter Cups, which is saying a lot, since most homemade "Reese's" imitation candies don't taste great, in my opinion.

Anyway, these chocolate peanut butter squares are quick and simple to make, and are so yummy and addictive! They also freeze well. My rating: 10/10.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Squares

Comments

These were great! My 10 year old who is learning to be a homemaker made these yesterday. It was her first ever dessert! She made them for Daddy and he LOVED them. This is a must try! We will be making these again and taking them to the next church dinner!

Rating: 
5

I made these with a couple of alterations to the recipe. I reduced the powdered sugar to 2 cups, and only used 1/2 stick butter for bottom layer. Man are these ever delish!

Rating: 
5

When I asked my brother if I should try these, he said, "Anything with chocolate and peanut butter sounds good!" They were very good.

Rating: 
5

These are a really good "Reese's" substitution, and they're easy to make!

Rating: 
5

YUMMY, yummy, yummy! I only had cinnamon graham crackers on hand and it is a nice variation. Thanks so much for this recipe. :)

Rating: 
5

This is DELICIOUS!!! My family loved it! My sister even sneaked a few pieces to share with her colleagues. :D

Rating: 
5

I've already made it twice. This is a household favorite.

Rating: 
5

I just finished making these. My husband said "these are better than a Reece's." I better take these to our fellowship meal on sunday or we will eat the whole pan between the two of us!

Rating: 
5

These are phenomenal! The graham crackers in the peanut butter layer add great texture and flavor. My only complaint is that they melt on your fingers when you pick them up. :) So yummy!!

Rating: 
5

My daughter made these tonight for a church fellowship meal tomorrow. Of course, we had to taste them to make sure they'd be alright :-). They were VERY alright! I rate them a 10 and she rates them a 10+. They are better than Reese's peanut butter cups. The mild crunch of the graham crackers adds the perfect texture.

Rating: 
5

Thanks so much for sharing this recipe it was SO good! we are Big fans of Chocolate and Peanutbutter together... my family Loved it! Oh one thing I did different was cut the Recipe in Half and used a smaller pan.

Rating: 
5

These chocolate peanut butter bars are just too good!!

Rating: 
5

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