Let me preface this post by telling you that I do not like peanut butter desserts, and I’m not a fan of the peanut butter/chocolate combo. I like Butterfingers – maybe they have the texture thing going for them – but Reese’s and I don’t really get along. I know it’s hard to believe… go ahead and take a minute to reconsider whether or not I am in fact a complete human being.
Okay, that said… These. Are. So. Good.
A no-bake peanut butter bar that I suppose is like Reese’s — but better — with an interesting combination of ingredients that includes graham cracker crumbs and powdered sugar (AND 2 sticks of butter, but we don’t have to talk about that part), these are so easy to make, and they are guaranteed to make you swoon. I had four.
Yes, I’m being modest. I had more than four, but after four you kind of lose count. And who cares by that point how many you’ve had? You’ve already consumed about a week’s worth of calories, so you might as well continue consuming.
I encourage you to read Ann’s post at Velvet Lava about these. Her post is what convinced me to make them, even though I don’t like peanut butter desserts. That takes some good convincing.
Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars
- 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
- 1 cup crunchy peanut butter
- 3 cups powdered sugar
- 1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
- 1 2/3 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
In a food processor, or using a hand mixer, combine butter, peanut butter, sugar, and graham cracker crumbs until a ball forms. Press mixture into a 9×13 pan using a spatula.
Melt the chocolate chips over a double-boiler or in the microwave. Stir until smooth, then spread over peanut butter mixture. Chill in refrigerator for about an hour. Allow to come to room temperature before cutting into squares. Chill until ready to serve, and store in refrigerator.