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No bake-very easy! They have a lower sugar to peanut butter ratio than other recipes I have seen but are still very rich(!) and quite similar to reeses pb cups.
- Mix the crumbs and sugar (sifted is better).
- Add the melted butter and peanut butter.
- Mix well and press into a 9x13 inch pan.
- Melt the chocolate chips in microwave on 70% (about a minute 15 seconds in mine.).
- Spread chocolate over the bars.
- Refrigerate till hard, then take out about 15 minutes before you want to cut them, so the frosting won't crack.
I used petit beurre biscuits, which are sweet, and skippy peanut butter, which is also sweet, so I didn't add any sugar at all. The result was heavenly! I actually liked that my biscuit crumbs were a bit chunky, it added some crunch to the peanut butter. Only one problem, though - it's really hard to stop eating this!!!
These were very good and had a very similar flavor to Reeses Peanut Butter Cups. Just a couple of notes...the graham crackers have to be VERY FINE! I used a rolling pin to crush them and then put them through a flour sifter. Next time I make these, I will put them in a food processor after putting them through the flour sifter. I used the 1 cup of peanut butter recommended. I thought it was great but my husband thought that we should use less next time (I really like the peanut taste but he usually wants less.) The only other change that I made was the chocolate. I used dark chocolate instead of milk and melted it in a double boiler to avoid burning. Overall, great recipe!
So easy and SO delicious. I chopped my graham crackers in my chopper, and though they were fairly finely chopped, the bars still have a crunchy texture. But I personally think it adds to their charm! I also added about a half teaspoon of vanilla to my peanut butter mixture. Absolutely perfect!