Peanut Butter Cup Bars

So these are the most addictive bars ever! And they are better than Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups! The original recipe did not include a biscuit base but I thought this would be a great crunchy addition to the whole delicious bite. So, stop whatever you are doing right now, and go and make these, and they will make you smile.

Peanut Butter Cup Bars

(adapted from browneyedbaker.com)

Yield: 16 bars

For the Base:

  • 1½ cups or 5 ounces (3 cups or 10 ounces to double) finely ground Oreos, or other chocolate cookie
  • 5 tablespoons (10 tablespoons to double) unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/3 cup (2/3 cup to double) granulated sugar
  • 1/8 teaspooon (¼ teaspoon to double) salt
  1. Line an 8×8-inch square pan with foil, leaving enough to hang over the sides, then butter the foil. Set aside. I used a foil tin and buttered it which worked perfectly.
  2. Stir together ingredients and press into bottom of the pan. Chill in fridge.

For the filling and top:

  • ½ cup unsalted butter
  • 1¾ cups powdered sugar
  • 1 cup smooth peanut butter
  • ¾ cup graham cracker crumbs
  • ¼ cup unsalted butter
  • ½ cup milk chocolate chips (or chopped chocolate)

1. In a medium saucepan, melt the ½ cup of butter over low heat. Once melted, remove from heat and stir in the powdered sugar until smooth. Stir in the peanut butter and graham cracker crumbs until completely combined and smooth. Spread the peanut butter mixture into the prepared pan and smooth the top.

2. In the now-empty saucepan, melt the ¼ cup unsalted butter. Add the chocolate and stir until almost completely melted. Remove from heat and continue stirring until completely melted. Pour the melted chocolate over the peanut butter layer and smooth into an even layer.

3. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes to set. Remove from the pan using the foil overhangs and place on a cutting board. Use a pizza cutter to slice into 16 bars. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

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3 comments
  1. Christine said:

    Going for ingredients now Em. Will be my weekend bake-in. Will let you know how it goes.

  2. d said:

    Looking forward to Sunday when these should find their way to our table (if Chris hasn’t eaten them all by then!)

  3. Christine said:

    Well Em the bake-in is over. The bars [cut much smaller than yours!] have been tasted and given the thumbs-up by family and friends. Thanks, a real treat.

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