Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars

Total Time
1hr 5mins
Prep 5 mins
Cook 1 hr

This is a homemade twist on Reese's peanut butter cups.


  1. In a medium mixing bowl, mix together the butter, graham cracker crumbs, confectioners sugar, and 1 cup of peanut butter until well blended. Press evenly into the bottom of an ungreased 9 x 13 inch pan.
  2. Microwave the chocolate chips with 4 T of peanut butter on high for 1 minute. Stir. Continue microwaving and stirring every 30 seconds until smooth. Spread over prepared crust. Refrigerate for at least one hour before cutting into squares. Store bars in airtight container and refrigerate (if they last that long!).
Most Helpful

Can't go wrong with this dessert. This was easy to make and tasted yummy. I made the recipe exactly as written and we all enjoyed these. Made for Spring PAC 2010.

bmcnichol April 22, 2010

Very yummy! Great for when you need a "peanut butter cup fix." My dad said they taste just like the store bought candy, except it's cheaper to make! The PB texture came out really smooth even though it looked "rough" or gritty, when I poured it in the pan. I lined the pan with foil paper and put the pan with the PB mixture in the freezer while I melted the chocolate. After I put on the choc. mixture I put it back in the freezer for 30 mins. and then took it out and cut it with a pizza cutter and stuck it back in the freezer. It set-up nicely and was ready to eat in no time! I put the rest of bars in a container in the fridge. Thanks for sharing.

Roxanne J.R. January 24, 2010

I've never tried this recipe with peanut butter in the chocolate topping, but this was a tradition to make every Christmas in my family growing up... we'd take them around for neighborhood treats. I also made them for a church party and I had at least 10 people ask me for the recipe! One of my favorite candies. (and my family's, too!)

Sweet Chef Shelly January 22, 2010