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Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Homemade Peanut Butter Bars - Tastes Like Homemade Peanut Butter Cups Recipe

About 25 years ago my family was holding 1 of 3 bridal showers for me since I was getting married to my dear husband and at one of my bridal showers my step grandmother made and served these delicious homemade peanut butter bars that taste very similar to homemade peanut butter cups. If you love chocolate and peanut butter, I think you will appreciate this recipe!

Helen's Homemade Peanut Butter Bars Recipe

1 3/4 cups crushed graham crackers (you want fine crumbs)
1 cup smooth peanut butter
1 cup melted margarine or butter (I use butter)
2 cups confectioner's sugar (powdered sugar)
1 1/2 cups melted chocolate chips

Lightly coat the bottom and sides of a 13x9" glass baking dish with margarine or butter. Press your graham cracker crumbs onto the bottom and about 1/4" up the sides of the baking dish.

Mix together the smooth peanut butter, melted margarine and confectioners sugar and pour on top of the crumbs. Melt your chocolate chips in the microwave or on the stove top and pour melted chocolate on top.

Cover baking dish and chill until firm. Cut into 2" square sized mini bars or 4" square full-sized bars. Store bars in an air tight container.


Natalie A. said...

This recipe sounds great!

Shelly said...

I use a lot of your recipes! You have some great stuff!!

Unknown said...

Ah, the recipe that we always made for our week to bring in treats to 4-H. These are so very yummy, reminded me it's been a few years since I've made them for DH.