July 19th, 2011

Reese’s Peanut Butter Bars

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!

Reese's Peanut Butter Bars

Serves 16

Reese’s Peanut Butter Bars

5Prep Time

10Cook Time

15Total Time

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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 9×13 inch pan. In a metal bowl over simmering water, or in the microwave, melt the chocolate chips with 4 tablespoons peanut butter, stirring occasionally until smooth. Spread over the peanut butter layer. Refrigerate for at least one hour before cutting into squares.

Who Dished It Up First: Adapted from allrecipes.com.



  1. I love these! In fact, I think I will make a batch tonight 🙂

  2. They look amazing. I think I will make some for a family get together this week-end.

  3. This is close to the recipe I made up as a young teen. Instead of graham cracker on the bottom, I melted chocolate and poured it in a thin layer on wax paper lining. This way it top and bottom has nummy chocolate 🙂

  4. Thank you so much for posting this. I need to bring something to church on sunday and these will be perfect.

  5. these look absolutely amazing! ive been looking for a dessert like this!

  6. Love the neat & clean lines of this dessert

  7. I can taste these melting on my tongue with your beautiful picture!!! Love it!

  8. Sadly, I’ve never been a fan of Reese’s PB cups. But my brother is and I’m sure he’d love this recipe.

  9. it is so weird you posted this! i just did a recipe w peanut butter and think it is the easiest i have ever made too! you have to check it out… and trust me, as soon as i pick up some choc chips, i am making this!

  10. I love peanut butter and chocolate. I have made two different bars this summer with this combination. I will have to give this one a try too – YUM!

  11. yummy these look so good! I’m defiantly going to try them!!

  12. Thank you so much for the recipe!! We are a peanut butter loving house and I have made these a few times now. Even with tweaking the recipe they are divine!! Perfect recipe to whip up with the kids too.
    I linked this recipe from my new blog today.
    Thanks for the inspiration. 🙂

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