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Peanut butter bars

2013 May 31
by Emily Hill

Madison and her friend Olivia thought it would be super awesome to make these Reese’s-inspired peanut butter bars because they’re super easy and require only a few ingredients.


Peanut butter bars

The idea was awesome, all right, if awesome means wanting to eat the entire pan all by myself. And I could do it too. Fortunately they were a hit with everyone and disappeared quickly, otherwise today’s recipe would be followed by a post about the latest and greatest grapefruit diet.

Printable recipe for peanut butter bars below.

Just make sure you make them when you have a full house. Your hips will thank you.

Peanut butter bars
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Serves: 12
 
These are so easy and require so few ingredients you'll want to make them weekly. But I highly recommend you don't, especially during swimsuit season.
Ingredients
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 lb confectioners' sugar
  • 1 cup all-natural peanut butter
  • 10-12 graham cracker sheets (20-24 squares), finely crushed
  • 1 (16-oz.) bag semisweet chocolate chips
Instructions
  1. Line a 9x13-inch pan with parchment paper.
  2. Mix butter, sugar, peanut butter and graham crackers together in large bowl. Press into the bottom of the 9x13-inch pan. Place in the freezer for 10 minutes or until peanut butter is set..
  3. Place chocolate chips in a microwaveable bowl. Melt for 1 minute on half (50%) power. Stir. Melt in additional 30 second increments (half power) until smooth.
  4. Remove pan from freezer and spread melted chocolate over peanut butter mixture. Return to freezer for an additional 20 minutes.
  5. Remove from freezer 5 minutes before serving (makes it easier to cut into squares).
  6. Refrigerate any leftovers (if you have them!).


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  1. May 31, 2013

    I need these. Now.
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    Emily Hill Reply:

    Yes you do. Or sooner.
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  2. June 2, 2013

    Holy moly! These sound amazing! This recipe could literally kill me…
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    Emily Hill Reply:

    Only if you eat the entire pan by yourself. I recommend sharing at least half. ;)
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  3. June 2, 2013

    I was secretly hoping that I had all of the ingredients so that I could make these tonight.

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    Emily Hill Reply:

    Now you know what to keep stocked in the pantry. ;)
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  4. June 3, 2013

    mmm pb bars are a long time fave of mine!
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    Emily Hill Reply:

    These are so good. I kind of have to make Madison hide them so I don’t eat them all!
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