Peanut Butter Chocolate Squares

Peanut Butter Chocolate Squares

I was introduced to a sample of these decadent little squares by a friend and former neighbor a few years ago. I immediately noted the recipe, but until now haven't been self-disciplined enough to trust myself with more than the memory of this simple but heavenly pairing of chocolate, peanut butter and, yes, butter and sugar. But a recent occasion to treat some co-workers was sufficient encouragement to make a whole pan. Almost as good as the peanut butter cups I made for my Dad, yet decidedly easier to prepare, you just can't go wrong with peanut butter and chocolate. Bring along some cocoa fruit treats for a diabetic and gluten-free option.

Peanut Butter Chocolate Squares


Peanut Butter Chocolate SquaresPeanut Butter Chocolate Squares
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Published on June 18, 2008

Rich and decadent sweet chocolate and peanut butter squares

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Base:
  • 1 1/2 cups crushed graham crackers
  • 1 cup smooth peanut butter
  • 1 3/4 cups icing sugar
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened
Topping:
  • 1 cup chocolate chips (I used a mixture of milk and dark chocolate)
  • 3/4 cup smooth peanut butter
Instructions:
  • In a medium bowl, mix together the graham cracker crumbs, peanut butter, icing sugar and butter until well combined. Press into a lightly greased 9 × 13 inch glass pan.

  • Melt the chocolate chips and peanut butter together in a heavy-bottomed pan until smooth. Drizzle over the bottom layer, smoothing evenly with a spatula.

  • Chill until set and cut into small pieces.

Makes about 2 dozen squares

Peanut Butter Chocolate Squares

20 comments:

Arundathi said...

It sounds easy and delicious!! Like homemade Reese's! Mmmm - Thanks so much for a wonderful recipe, Lisa.

Ricki said...

These do sound irresistible. . .I think I'm going to have to wait until I can bring some to my coworkers, too, or I'd eat them all!

michelle @ TNS said...

would it be wrong to make these, crumble them into a batch of homemade ice cream, and then eat all the ice cream myself? because that is totally what i want to do.

nicole said...

I use to make these when I was a little girl and they really do taste like Reese's peanut butter cups. I love them.

Meeta said...

Lisa these look great. So much so I am now craving a peanut butter nutella sandwich - but only because i do not have one of these scrumptious bars.

Jeena said...

My hubby would love these he is mad for peanuts and they look so good.

Kevin said...

Those look so good! ...mmm...peanut butter and chocolate...

Laura said...

Yum these look SO good. I am bookmarking them for a treat for my husband since he loves peanut butter and chocolate!

Johanna said...

yes please - I would happily eat these - I would make them too but wonder how many would be left to eat by the end.

Holler said...

I can almost taste these! I think you are right though, it is best to make them for friends, that's the safest way! I bet they were greatly enjoyed :)

DK said...

You bookmarked these from a neibhor - my friend bookmarked and tried this from u and I am now gng to bookmark the very same and try these two! This is some bookmarking session gng on! I am so gng to try these! remarkable

eatme_delicious said...

I just looked at the ingredients and wow these sound like they'd be sweet! But they look so awesome and perfect I must save the recipe. I love that there's graham cracker crumbs involved - makes the bar even more appealing!

TBC said...

That looks so good, Lisa!! I only like PB on bread, but this makes me want to try it out.

Ruth Elkin said...

These look great! I love treats like this.

Thanks for sending it to bookmarked recipes!

Veda Murthy said...

Hi lisa,

Mouth watering treat there!!!!This sounds so easy 2 make....will try this one for sure!

Veda

Swati Raman Garg said...

hey lisa...
i tried this yesterday and it was a treat.... thanks a ton .. anything without baking required is a boon to me.... thanks a ton... i wid like to mail u ...
cheers, swati..

zlamushka said...

I absolutely adore these ones. Bookmarked, so soft and chewy. I love them right now!!!

Cindy said...

Lisa, this is just what us Reese's-deprived kids down under need!

Thanks for the recipe. It's come in handy for several last-minute bring-something-to-share occasions. I've been using margarine, dark chocolate and rice bubbles/krispies to share them with vegan and gluten-free friends.

Rick Strasbourg said...

Hey,

The pix look almost like those my mom used to make.

I thought however that she used Kellogg's corn flakes all crushed up with peanut butter, poured the choc chippits melted on top and let it sit.

Would this work or am I missing ingredients (and reality...)

Lisa Turner said...

Thanks for dropping by Rick. Give it a try and let me know. You could likely use crushed up corn flakes instead of the graham cracker crumbs.