Friday, April 10, 2009

Peanut Butter Cup Bars

I had the worst craving for Reese's peanut butter cups a few days ago. Since I do not allow myself to even gaze at the candy bars so temptingly placed near the check-outs in grocery stores, I did not have any of said yummy candy bars in my home. After waiting for the better portion of an afternoon for the craving to go away, I gave up and decided to make my own. Yum. I have now found my new go-to recipe for when I need to bring a sweet something to a [fill in the blank].

4 graham crackers
4 Tbsp. butter or margarine, melted
2/3 cup peanut butter
3/4 cup confectioners sugar
1 cup chocolate chips
4 Tbsp. butter or margarine

1. Put graham crackers in food process and process until completely crumbled. Add the 4 tbsp. melted butter, peanut butter, and confectioners sugar and process until combined. Press into bottom of a 9x9 pan.

2. Melt the additional 4 tbsp. butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Add the chocolate chips and stir until melted and completely smooth. Spread over peanut butter mixture and refrigerate until set.


Dawn McKinstry said...

Mmmm... looks so delicious, and so simple to make!

Aubree said...

Definitely super easy...might be a tad bit harder without a food processor, but it should still be pretty simple to crush the graham crackers in a sandwich bag with a rolling pin, and then use a hand mixer to blend everything together. I've also seen the recipe done as miniature cupcakes to make them even cuter, but a little more work...