Chocolate Peanut Butter Squares

Chocolate Peanut Butter Squares

280 Reviews 9 Pics
Lisa
Recipe by  Lisa

“An easy homemade version of the famous peanut butter cup candies.”

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Ingredients

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Original recipe yields 3 dozen

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Directions

  1. Melt 1 cup butter or margarine over low heat. Remove from heat and stir in confectioners' sugar, peanut butter and graham cracker crumbs. Spread mixture in a jelly roll pan. Pat down evenly.
  2. To Make Topping: Melt together 1/2 cup butter or margarine with 1 cup chocolate chips. Spread this mixture over peanut butter mixture. Refrigerate 1/2 hour. Cut into squares.

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Reviews (280)

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Navy_Mommy
173

Navy_Mommy

If ever a recipe deserved five stars this one is it. A few thoughts, I followed the recipe exactly because I was in a hurry and didn't have time to read the reviews. Wish I had taken the time. Other reviewers are right in you really need more chocolate for the top. Also, maybe because we lived in such a humid area, but I had trouble getting the peanut butter layer spread. I ended up finding a plastic spatula sprayed with Pam worked the best. Next time I will add the additional crumbs to stiffen up the mixture. Also, hands do not work well, even when buttered because they heat up the peanut butter and cause it to release more oil. These are super rich and I cut them into small pieces. I figure I got twice the number the recipe stated. These were super easy, fast, and I will sure keep them in mind for future use. Last though, mine never really set up, so I ended up having to store them in the fridge. Not a huge deal, but a thought if you are planning to take them somewhere.

Debilyn
140

Debilyn

Very Good! I did follow some other posters and added more graham crumbs (1 3/4c) and cut back on the butter (2tbs) for the topping. Also used used 1 1/2c milk chocolate chips. My husband says they are better than reese's! Thank you! Wanted to edit my review to add that I froze 1/2 of these and you could not tell the difference between the fresh and frozen! I cut them into 1 1/2 in squares wrapped individually in plastic wrap. And placed them a freezer bag.

bmarcus
115

bmarcus

I have made these peanut butter bars a few times now and they are always a big hit at work. After melting the butter, I add the peanut butter to create a creamy mixture. I combine my graham cracker crumbs and confectioners' sugar together in a separate bowl and then add these dry ingredients to the peanut butter/butter mixture. The ingredients come together much better this way! I agree with using 2 cups of chocolate chips and 1-2 tablespoons of butter for the topping.

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Nutrition

Amount Per Serving (18 total)

  • Calories
  • 482 cal
  • 24%
  • Fat
  • 33.3 g
  • 51%
  • Carbs
  • 43.4 g
  • 14%
  • Protein
  • 8.2 g
  • 16%
  • Cholesterol
  • 41 mg
  • 14%
  • Sodium
  • 284 mg
  • 11%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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