Peanut Butter Bars Taste Like Reese's Cups

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 30 mins

A good recipe to use for Christmas goodies Very easy to make Edited the recipe to increase the butter as I typed it with too little butter. If your graham cracker mixture is too crumbly add a little more melted butter or decrease the powdered sugar a little bit.


  1. mix together powdered sugar, butter, peanut butter and graham cracker crumbs.
  2. line cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  3. Pat the peanut butter mixture on to the parchment paper.
  4. melted chocolate chips in microwave 20 sec at time stir and microwave more until melted.
  5. pour over peanut butter mixture.
  6. Refrigerate till set and cut into bars.
Most Helpful

I put this in a 9x13 pan when I made it late last night. I think I would like it with a bit more peanut butter and a little less sugar. I crushed one package (of the 3 in a box) of graham crackers and it was just about a half cracker too much. Mine did crumble a bit but not too bad, I think that happened when I made these using a different recipe too.

Margie99 June 20, 2009

This recipe has potential, but I'm not sure I did it right. The idea of spreading the bottom layer out on a cookie sheet seemed - I don't know - like there had to be a better way. How thick to make it? How big to make it? How big was your cookie sheet? Anyway - so I patted the bottom layer into a 13x9" pan. It was about an inch which I thought was probably too thick, but I didn't bother to transfer it to my 15-x-whatever" larger pan. Is the botton pb layer supposed to be baked? Since the recipe didn't say so, I didn't bake it. But now I'm thinking it probably should have been because it is just so crumbly....when I cut the cookies, whatever part of the bottom layer stuck to the top layer of chocolate is what became the cookie. There was still a good 1/2" of bottom layer left in the pan b/c I think it was just too try - and maybe should have been baked??? The part that actually became a "cookie" was really good - but it's not really attactive or uniform enough to serve to anyone other than my DH and DD. I'm posting a picture just so you can see what I'm talking about and maybe tell me what I did wrong. If I there's anything missing from the recipe, Candle Lover, please update it! :-). I'd love to make this again with different directions.

Amy020 December 02, 2008