A Twist on the Classic Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup
As a child, and let’s face it, and adult as well, one of my favorite chocolate candies was the Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups. There’s just something about the combination of peanut butter and chocolate that is appetizingly delicious. Unfortunately, I don’t really eat peanut butter cups anymore, mostly because of the undesirable ingredients they contain. That still hasn’t abated my desire for chocolate and peanut butter. That’s why I was happy to come across this great recipe by Pretty Simple Great. It’s a classic twist on Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups without all of the chemicals and preservatives.
Homemade Peanut Butter Bars
1 cup butter melted
2 cups graham cracker crumbs
2 cups confectioners sugar
1 cup + 4 tablespoons peanut butter
1 1/2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
In a medium bowl, mix together the melted butter, graham cracker crumbs, confectioners’ sugar, and 1 cup peanut butter until well blended. Press evenly into the bottom of an un-greased 9×13 inch pan. In a metal bowl over simmering water, or in the microwave, melt the chocolate chips with the peanut butter, stirring occasionally until smooth. Spread over the peanut butter layer. Refrigerate for at least one hour before cutting into squares.