Homemade Peanut Butter Bars

Homemade Peanut Butter Bars

Published On June 4, 2013 | By Christa Schueler | Food, Recipes

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.

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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.


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UNLV graduate, wife, mother of three, blogger and aspiring novelist, Christa Schueler brings her writing, editing and research skills to Recess. As an advocate for education and health reform and a 25 year Las Vegas resident, Christa understands the need for providing a platform and a "voice" for women in Southern Nevada. Despite Las Vegas being one of the fastest growing cities in the country, Christa has seen continual lack of community connection and strives to change that. Now, she's joined the sandbox revolution!

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