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Reese’s Peanut Butter Bars

March 23, 2012

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, 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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  1. Hi Michelle, those peanut butter bars look delish! I'm hopping around and I always make a point of joining Linky Followers if I see it on a blog. Please come by and visit me!Shelley @

  2. ohmyword, what's better than chocolate and peanut butter, together?? NOTHING, in my book! I am going to have to give these a try! Thanks for sharing!

  3. These look fantastic! Thanks for sharing!

  4. Just saw this recipe over at Inside BruCrew & can't wait to make it!! Looks DELICIOUS!!

  5. I've made a similar recipe and it's definitely a favorite! Your photo is sooo inviting! Love this!

  6. Mmmm… these look so good! Thanks for linking up to our "Strut Your Stuff Saturday." We love having you and hope you'll be back next week! -The Sisters

  7. Michelle–Lynda made these (from the recipe on your blog!) for our book club last night, and they are awesome! They were a huge hit!

  8. nice opinion.. thanks for sharing...

  9. I made these just about every week as a teenager… they are SOO good and the first thing I make to take to a potluck! 🙂

  10. Michelle.. Im your newest follower! Ill be linking up to your party soon! Thanks so much for linking up to my party last week.. Im featuring you tomorrow 🙂

  11. Girl… mmmm, mmmm, mmmm. I love me some Peanut Butter 🙂 I'm pinning this. While its said to be in poor taste — I would LOVE for you to link this up to my Live Laugh Linky Party. HAPPY FRIDAY!!

  12. These sound great! Reeses peanut butter cups are my favorite anyway!

  13. These sound yummy, and Imma try them soon 🙂 TY for recipe.

  14. I'm salavating!!! Aren't I supposed to be on Weight Watchers??? 🙂 (Coming over to say "hi" from Kathe With an E)!. Would you be so kind to check out my blog, as well? Thrift Diving is about decorating with thrift store goodies I find at my favorite thrift store, as well as other "cheap" but quality stuff! 🙂 Thanks!SerenaThrift

  15. Good looking recipe have to try it! Thank you for sharing.Pat

  16. I get soooo very hungry looking through these recipe posts and looking at the great pics. I neeeed some chocolate, NOW.I've just become your newest follower. Please come visit me at and maybe you'll follow back. THANKS

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