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1 cup butter melted
2 cups graham cracker crumbs
2 cups confectioners' sugar
1 cup + 4 tablespoons peanut butter
1 1/2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
In a medium bowl, mix together the melted butter, graham cracker crumbs, confectioners' sugar, and 1 cup peanut butter until well blended. Press evenly into the bottom of an ungreased 9x13 inch pan. In a metal bowl over simmering water, or in the microwave, melt the chocolate chips with the peanut butter, stirring occasionally until smooth. Spread over the peanut butter layer. Refrigerate for at least one hour before cutting into squares.
How have I lived nearly 40 years on this earth and never heard of this recipe? Seriously. I remember when I was a kid, my mom had those peanut butter cup shaped candy molds. They certainly made for delicious and fun peanut butter cup like treats, but I always thought they were so much work. But these peanut butter cup bars are the easiest thing I've ever made. When a sudden chocolate craving strikes, I can whip these bars up faster than I can run to the corner convenience store for a candy bar. Sometimes I force myself to half the recipe, because I'm going to eat the whole pan either way. And they do taste an awful lot like the store bought version. I do recommend using the prepared graham cracker crumbs in a box. Unless you can crush them really fine, doing it yourself results in some large cracker crumbs that aren't quite right for this recipe. But I bet they would still taste good!
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Adapted from allrecipes.com.
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