Peanut Butter Cup Bars

I have a couple of other food blogs that I follow, one of them being www.browneyedbaker.com.  This is where I found these bars.  And guess what?!  There is not baking required.  Not putting anything in the oven for me to ruin.

I’m a huge fan of Reece’s Peanut Butter Cups.  So when I saw this I had to give it a try.  The kids came along for the fun and helped out with this too!

They are good helpers.  Caleb loves to sample the food/candy/treats as we go along (or while it’s in the fridge setting! – had a nice little pint sized finger print in it!!).

Here’s what you need:

½ cup unsalted butter
1¾ cups powdered sugar
1 cup smooth peanut butter
¾ cup graham cracker crumbs
¼ cup unsalted butter
½ cup milk chocolate chips (or chopped chocolate)

1. Line an 8×8-inch square pan with foil, leaving enough to hang over the sides, then butter the foil. Set aside.

2. In a medium saucepan, melt the ½ cup of butter over low heat. Once melted, remove from heat and stir in the powdered sugar until smooth. Stir in the peanut butter and graham cracker crumbs until completely combined and smooth. Spread the peanut butter mixture into the prepared pan and smooth the top.

3. In the now-empty saucepan, melt the ¼ cup unsalted butter. Add the chocolate and stir until almost completely melted. Remove from heat and continue stirring until completely melted. Pour the melted chocolate over the peanut butter layer and smooth into an even layer.

4. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes to set. Remove from the pan using the foil overhangs and place on a cutting board. Use a pizza cutter to slice into 16 bars. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

(Recipe adapted from Stylish Cuisine)

You’ve got to check out the Brown Eyed Bakers site.  Her photos do this better justice than mine do.  But they taste soooo good.

Happy rest of the week.

Patricia

Two Girls Cooking

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