Reese's Peanut Butter Cup Bars

Total Time
1hr 15mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 1 hr

These taste JUST like a Reese's Peanut Butter Cup and are so easy to make! There are a lot of similar recipes, with slightly different amounts of (mostly) the same ingredients, but this is the one that I really like.


  1. Mix butter, graham cracker crumbs, powdered sugar, and peanut butter. (an easy way to measure the peanut butter is to put 1 cup of water into a measuring cup, and then add enough peanut butter to it that the water reaches 2 cups).
  2. Press mixture into a 9x13" pan.
  3. Melt chocolate chips in microwave and stir until smooth (try a minute first, and then check).
  4. Spread chocolate carefully over peanut butter layer with a spatula. (Having one person to pour the chocolate and one to spread works well!).
  5. Let the chocolate cool for a while, and then cut into bars before the chocolate is completely hardened (or else the chocolate layer will just crack).
  6. (cooking time is cooling time, and it's a very rough estimate, I didn't keep track).
Most Helpful

Absolutely delicious! I made these for my Christmas Eve cookie tray. They were a hit with my of the first things from the tray to disappear :). I liked them even better than store-bought Reese's Peanut Butter Cups. Best of all, they were quick and easy to make, with no baking required. This recipe is definitely a keeper. I can't wait to serve these again this Christmas!

SopranoSarahsMom March 27, 2011

These are very sweet and very rich. I did need to put them in the refrigerator, also, to harden. Very easy to make - no baking involved, but not sure I will make them again.

Ann60 May 22, 2008

Taste great but really rich. Put them in the fridge otherwise they will never totally firm.

ashleynfreed January 13, 2008