Friday, March 25, 2011

Peanut Butter Cup Bars

Wow, are these ever good! They taste just like eating a giant peanut butter cup! Scrumptious, and very very rich. In fact they're so rich, you could even cut the squares in half if you want, and get 32 delectable, peanut-buttery rectangles out of one batch. Score!

These bars only take a few minutes to throw together, and not much longer to disappear. Make these for the peanut-butter-lover in your life. Delicious!

Peanut Butter Cup Bars
Adapted from this recipe
Makes 16 bars

1/2 cup (1 stick) butter
1 3/4 cups confectioner's sugar
1 cup peanut butter
3/4 cup graham cracker crumbs
1/4 cup butter
1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

Line an 8 x 8 baking dish with tin foil. Set aside.

Melt 1/2 cup butter over low heat. Once melted, remove from heat and stir in the confectioner's sugar. Stir in peanut butter and graham cracker crumbs until smooth and creamy. Spread into prepared pan, and pat down evenly.

In a small pan melt 1/4 cup butter. Add chocolate chips and stir until almost fully melted. Remove from heat and stir until shiny and smooth. Spread chocolate over peanut butter layer. Place in the refrigerator for 30 minutes. Slice into bars and store in the refrigerator. Enjoy!

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