While on Pinterest (my new favorite way to spend all waking hours) the other day I came across this recipe for Reese's Peanut Butter Bars. Now I ask you, who doesn't love Reese's anything? I don't know anyone, do you?
Anyhoo, I hopped on over to Bakerlady blog and printed out the recipe and made them last night. Let me tell you THEY TASTE JUST LIKE A REESE'S PEANUT BUTTER CUP! Hence the name. So without further ado, I give you the easiest dessert ever and everyone will love you for making these.
Here's what you need:
1 cup butter, unsalted and melted
2 cups graham cracker crumbs
2 cups powdered sugar
1-1/4 cup peanut butter, (I use Skippy) divided
1-1/2 cups milk chocolate chips
In a medium bowl combine the graham cracker crumbs, powdered sugar, 1 cup of the peanut butter and the melted butter. .
Mix with a hand mixer until combined. The mixture will look bumpy
Spread evenly in the bottom of an ungreased 9 x 13 dish.
In a bowl over simmering water (water should never touch the bowl) melt the remaining 1/4 cup peanut butter with the chocolate chips, stirring until melted.
Pour the melted chocolate mixture over the peanut butter mixture in the dish. Spread evenly to cover all edges.
Refrigerate for at least 3 hours before cutting and serving. Overnight is better.
I used my bench scrapper to cut these bars and it was the perfect tool. I could have actually cut them all in half and had 40 - 48 bars about the size of the mini Reece's cups.
Serves - 20 - 24
Here's the handy printable - Reece's Peanut Butter Bars
Recipe adapted from Bakerlady Blog
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