These decadent treats taste just like the brand name peanut butter cups, only
butter I mean, better!
This is one of those recipes that I feel necessitates a disclaimer. These are so, so good, but…the butter. Oh, so much butter. How could they not be good, right? I make these on special occasions (Christmas, Father’s Day, and most recently, Super Bowl Sunday) and cut them into small rectangles or squares so I can savor a little treat and then give the rest away or serve them at a party. Because, seriously. If these stayed in my house for too long, there’s no telling what would happen.
Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars
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(makes 3 dozen or more depending on the size of squares/bars)
- 1 cup butter
- 4 cups confectioners’ sugar
- 2 cups peanut butter
- 1 ½ cups graham cracker crumbs, finely crushed
- ½ cup butter
- 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
Melt 1 cup butter over low heat. Remove from heat.
Crush graham crackers (I used the ziploc/spatula handle smash technique this time, but sometimes I use the food processor) until they are fine crumbs and measure 1 ½ cups.
In a large bowl, combine confectioners’ sugar and graham cracker crumbs. Add peanut butter, pour in melted butter, and stir thoroughly to combine.
Spread mixture in a jelly roll pan. Pat down evenly.
To Make Topping:
Melt together 1/2 cup butter with 1 cup chocolate chips. Spread this mixture over peanut butter mixture.
Refrigerate 1/2 hour. Cut into squares. Savor the yumminess.