Peanut butter cup bars
Peanut Butter Cup Bars
Okay, this is one serious treat. Reese’s peanut butter cups have been a constant in my life since I can remember. They’re still the absolute best “candy bar” on the face of the planet, hands down. I prefer the classic shape, but Jim always surprises me with the festive holiday shapes too. Either way, it’s nothing but good. Eaten nice and cold straight from the fridge. Mmm.
Remember those commercials?
“You got chocolate in my peanut butter!”
“You got peanut butter on my chocolate!”
cue the music…
Two great tastes that taste great together. Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups.
Anyway, I guess I’m dating myself a little since that was a 70s commercial. So back to why we’re here. This quick and easy treat is awesome! If you love the combination of chocolate and peanut butter, you will love these peanut butter cup bars. The recipe comes from Must Love Chutney, and I thank her profusely. This is definitely one I will make again and again. And the clincher is that the bars are kept refrigerated, so they’re cold and chocolaty and peanut buttery….. Gotta go. I believe there’s a peanut butter cup bar calling my name.
Recipe: Peanut Butter Cup Bars
1/2 c. butter
1 3/4 c. confectioner’s sugar
1 c. peanut butter
3/4 c. graham cracker crumbs
1/4 c. butter
1/2 c. semi-sweet chocolate chips
(Line a 8×8″, 9×9″, or 7×11″ pan with foil for easy removal of bars later.)
Melt 1/2 c. butter of low heat. Remove from heat and stir in confectioner’s sugar. Add peanut butter and graham cracker crumbs, stirring until creamy. Spread mixture into pan, patting down evenly.
In same pot, on low heat, melt butter. Add chocolate chips and stir until chips are nearly melted and very soft. Remove from heat and continue stirring until chocolate is smooth and shiny. Spread over peanut butter layer. Refrigerate for 30 minutes. Cut into bars.
Store peanut butter cup bars in refrigerator.