Peanut Butter Bars

November 7, 2011

I didn’t have a post for you last week. I was way too busy baking! We went to visit Grandma and Papa. Whenever we go there I bake every chance I get, which usually means daily. The magical thing about baking there is that the entire treat is almost always gone within a day (thanks to lots of family and friends in and out)…leaving me no choice but to bake again the following day. Heaven forbid we be without something sweet to munch on. One of the recipes I had been dying to try was for these peanut butter bars. This was hands-down my favorite recipe of the week.

These were so, so yummy! Who doesn’t love peanut butter and chocolate and this is the perfect balance of the two. They reminded me of peanut butter cups, only better…because they’re homemade. They are also totally easy to make! And much harder to share.

Peanut Butter Bars

  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter
  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 2 cups graham cracker crumbs*
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
In a large microwave-safe bowl, melt together butter and peanut butter. Add graham cracker crumbs and powdered sugar. Mix until well blended. Press into an un-greased 9″x 9″ pan.
For frosting: Melt together 1 1/2 cups chocolate chips and 1/3 cup peanut butter, stirring frequently until smooth. Spread over bars. Refrigerate for 1 hour.
* I used a food processor to make the graham cracker crumbs…worked great. I always find the Ziploc bag method frustrating. You can also purchase graham cracker crumbs.



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Krista November 7, 2011 at 10:43 am

I’ll have to try this recipe. My husband loves P.B and chocolate together so I’m sure this would be a family favorite too. :) Are you back home now? We’ll have to connect again soon and have you over to our place.

Annie November 22, 2011 at 7:02 pm

Wow! These were so easy to make. I whipped them up in less than 20 minutes and I crushed my own Graham crackers. My boss loves peanut butter almost as much as her children. I’m taking these to her tomorrow to butter her up before asking for a few extra days off;-) Thanks for sharing!

Becky November 23, 2011 at 7:12 am

Hi Annie! You should have no trouble getting time off with these babies! ;-)

Alsatia May 3, 2012 at 9:53 pm

This is such a great recipe! I just threw it together in 45 mins – course I was grinding the graham crackers myself and making my own icing sugar. (I have a corn intolerance.) I only had round pans at my disposal – so an FYI it makes enough for 2 x 8″ round pans. ^.^

Nancy February 18, 2013 at 8:59 am

This is a fantastic recipe! (I also thought I’d let you know each time I use a recipe from your site…just so you can know you’re missed). :) We really do love this recipe, though – a new family favorite!

Becky February 19, 2013 at 9:55 am

You are so sweet Nancy! I’m glad you’re still enjoying the recipes:-)

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