Monday, February 23, 2009

Recap: Peanut Butter Cup Bars

Something I've noticed, is I'm always making a recipe I made the same time the year before, but I won't make it again for a year, weird, huh. Like these peanut butter cup bars. I remember because I took them to Las Vegas with us when we celebrated my little brother's Surprise party! It was great, he had NO idea me or my other sister in UT and other family would be there! What a great surprise he had!

Anyways, these traveled well. They can be kept room temp or in the fridge. I got the recipe from a church friend many years ago. For these, I decided to add some toasted chopped peanuts before the chocolate layer. I also double the chocolate layer (as posted).

3 Cups graham cracker crumbs
1 Cup creamy peanut butter
1 pound box powdered sugar
1 Cup melted butter
1 Cup granulated sugar
4 Tbl butter
1/2 Cup milk
2 Cups chocolate chips

Combine graham cracker crumbs, melted butter and powdered sugar. Mix in the peanut butter to form a dough. Press firmly and evenly into 9x13 pan. In a saucepan, cook the sugar, butter and milk to a rolling boil. Stir in the chocolate chips and spread over the dough. Let cool, then cut. Store in the fridge.

~family friend Bill Hughes

*my side note:
I made mine in my stand mixer, and it whipped the dough together nicely. We like to eat these at room temperature, so they are nice and soft. They remind us of a peanut butter fudge. Do not cut these when very cold, or they will crumble.

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7 Lovely Comments:

LeslieVeg said...

Hi Rachelle! My daughter LOVES PB... these look like a winner! Bar cookies are a favorite of mine to make! These will be something I will make!
They look Yummy!

Anonymous said...

Those look good and remarkably easy. Thanks for sharing.

Life with Kaishon said...

These look too good to be true : ). Too bad it is so late, or I would pull out the ingredients and start baking.

Shannon said...

Ok, I just made this but now I'm not sure if I did it right. You mentioned that you doubled the chocolate layer. Are the ingredients you listed already doubled or should I have doubled them? Either way, it looks delicious and is sure to be a big hit.

Rachelle @ "Mommy? I'm Hungry!" said...

Shannon, I posted the ingredients (chocolate layer) already doubled. =)

Let me know how you like them!

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