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Reese’s Peanut Butter Bars

on March 4, 2015

There were a lot of surprises in Grandma’s recipe file. Here is a big surprise – this recipe is one that came from me! I feel good about the fact that there were a few that I gave her and she kept. She didn’t keep recipes unless they were really good. Obviously, I was young when I gave her this one, I can tell by the handwriting on the card! We used to make this recipe a lot in our family, but I haven’t made these Reese’s Peanut Butter Bars recently. I have a little problem with these bars. I can’t stay away from them. They are a definite red-light food. I’m not the only one – we have a lot of peanut butter lovers in our family and these don’t last long.

Reese's Peanut Butter Bars

These are so good!

Here is the recipe as I made it:

Reese’s Peanut Butter Bars

Mix together:

1 cup butter, melted

2 cups graham crackers, crushed

2 1/2 cups powdered sugar

1 cup smooth peanut butter

Spread in 9″ x 13″ pan.

Melt:

1 12 ounce package of chocolate chips

Spread on top of peanut butter mixture.

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The peanut butter mixture looks a bit sandy before spreading it in the pan.

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Spread the peanut butter mixture in pan and then spread the melted chocolate chips on top of that.

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You can put the bars in the refrigerator for a few minutes to firm up the chocolate, but not too long or you’ll have a problem cutting the bars without the chocolate cracking.

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These bars taste amazingly like the real thing. Go ahead and make a batch, but don’t say I didn’t warn you! You won’t be able to stop!

 

 

 

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