Calling all Reese’s lovers: these peanut butter chocolate layer bars will blow your mind.
My Halloween peanut butter cup stash is dwindling and so these peanut butter chocolate layer bars are saving my day. They’re basically no bake DIY Reese’s peanut butter cups in just a few steps!
Picture a thick layer of peanut butter that has the same amazing texture that Reese’s do, along with a creamy layer of chocolate; these bars are outrageously addicting and a total crowd pleaser even though they’re so simple to make.
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Makes: 8×8 pan of bars (about 16 pieces)
Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 1 hour and 20 minutes in the refrigerator
Total time: 1 hour and 35 minutes
1 cup and 2 heaping tablespoons smooth peanut butter (I like Teddy’s Smooth Peanut Butter!)
1 cup graham cracker crumbs (crush whole graham crackers in a plastic bag if you can’t find crumbs)
1 cup bittersweet chocolate chips (or sub milk chocolate or semi-sweet chocolate chips)
1 cup confectioner’s (powdered) sugar
1 stick salted butter, melted
Line an 8×8 pan with parchment paper or two layers of aluminum foil so that the bars can easily be lifted out of the pan.
In a medium bowl, stir peanut butter, confectioner’s sugar, and graham cracker crumbs until well-combined.
Pour mixture in lined pan, smoothing out mixture into an even layer. Let mixture set in refrigerator for 20 minutes.
Melt chocolate chips in microwaveable bowl by heating in 30 second increments, stirring every increment, until melted. Add 2 heaping tablespoons of smooth peanut butter. Stir well. Pour chocolate mixture onto peanut butter mixture, spreading to create an even layer.
Chill in refrigerator for at least 1 hour. Lift bars out of pan, peeling back parchment paper or foil.
Slice into desired-sized bars and take a bite of heaven. Best served at room temperature!
Best if kept in an air-tight container and consumed in 4 days (which is obviously SO achievable!).
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