Peanut Butter Cup Bars {No Bake}

by Megan on April 22, 2010

Today is the day that a new FULL SIZE oven will be delivered to my flat. I’m pretty excited … still thinking about what to make in it first. All, I know is that we are for sure making dinner tonight and I’m for sure making dessert.

But first things first … peanut butter and chocolate hung out in my kitchen last night.

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The peanut butter mingled with some graham cracker crumbs and even canoodled with some chocolate chips in my summery warm microwave. Next thing you know: a peanut butter cup-esque miracle happened, that Jake didn’t want me to bring to work to share.

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Peanut Butter Cup Bars {No Bake}
Recipe adapted from my childhood + Allrecipes

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened or melted
  • 1 cup graham cracker crumbs
  • 1 cup confectioners’ sugar
  • 1/2 cup + 2 T peanut butter, divided
  • 3/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

Directions:

  1. In a medium bowl, mix together the butter, graham cracker crumbs, confectioners’ sugar and 1/2 cup peanut butter until well blended, using an electric mixer or stirring like you mean it. Press evenly into the bottom of an ungreased 8×8 inch pan.
  2. Microwave the chocolate with the remaining 2 tablespoons of peanut butter until smooth. 1 or 2 minutes, stopping every 30 seconds to stir. When smooth pour spread over peanut butter layer. Refrigerate for at least one hour before cutting into squares.

Graham-Cracker-Crumbs

Graham Cracker Crumbs!

METHOD: I usually place the graham crackers in a ziploc bag a few at a time, close the bag, and roll over it with a rolling pin. Next thing you know … CRUMBS!

{ 10 comments… read them below or add one }

Sally April 22, 2010 at 11:35 am

mmmmmmm….chocolate and peanut butter…doesn’t get better than that!

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Patty April 22, 2010 at 12:27 pm

Oh my goodness! I used to eat these like crazy in middle school. I had one at least ONCE a day! I had no idea that they were so simple to make?! No doubt, my family would go crazy over these. P.S. I’m feelin’ your super cute cake tattoo. It is gorgeous.

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Megan (megabite) April 22, 2010 at 12:31 pm

Sally! I know man. Peanut butter and chocolate were meant to be.

Patty! These are totally a memory for me too. I used to eat them all the time when I was a kid. I’m excited for you to make them! Thanks for the tattoo love!

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amy/mum April 22, 2010 at 4:44 pm

Megan and Sally.. chocolate and peanut butter are two of my all time fav’s.. as are you! And Laura.. and Dan.. OH! And I made Sally’s favorite cookies the other day.. ALSO chocolate and peanut butter!!

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Megan (megabite) April 22, 2010 at 6:07 pm

Hey Mum! Which cookies are Sally’s favorite?!

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Sally April 22, 2010 at 8:20 pm

Oh my stars, Megan…those cookies are a dream on a cookie sheet. Make sure either Mom or I get the recipe to you asap!!! 😉

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beckie April 27, 2010 at 9:36 pm

Although I was bummed for you when the oven broke a couple of great things came out of it: 1) new oven — yay! and 2) some awesome no-bake recipes. These look smooth, rich and delicious. I’m going to definitely try them out soon!

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Megan (megabite) April 28, 2010 at 6:18 am

Totally Beckie! I bet you’ll love these. They are like homemade reeses. A no-bake miracle!

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Louise April 29, 2010 at 2:16 pm

These are a combination of all my favourite things !

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Megan (megabite) April 29, 2010 at 2:36 pm

You should totally make these, Louise! I bet you’d love them.

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