Homemade Peanut Butter Cup {Bars} Recipe
Cuisine: Dessert/Bars
  • 1½ Cups Creamy Peanut Butter (to make it healthier, substitute light peanut butter)
  • 1 stick of melted butter
  • 2 sleeves of graham crackers, crushed
  • 2 tbsp. Shortening
  • 1½ Cups powdered sugar
  • 1½ cups Chocolate Chips, melted
  • ½ Tsp Vanilla Extract
  1. First, place your graham crackers into a gallon-sized Ziploc baggie and use a wooden rolling pin to crush the crackers into coarse pieces. Or, use a food processor and pulse until coarse.
  2. Then, place the stick of butter in a microwave safe bowl covered with a paper towel and microwave 45-60 seconds until the butter is completely melted.
  3. Mix the graham crackers and butter in a large bowl, adding in a 1¼ cups of the peanut butter and the powdered sugar, mixing combined.
  4. Then, grease a 8x8 pan and press the mixture down with your hands until it is one homogeneous layer.
  5. Next, take the chocolate chips and shortening and place them in a microwave safe bowl and heat for 30 seconds, then stir.
  6. Continue with that pattern of heating and stirring until the chips are completely melted, then add the remaining ¼ cup of peanut butter and the vanilla extract.
  7. Quickly, pour the chocolate layer over the graham layer and smooth it out with a spatula.
  8. Now, place the pan into the freezer or refrigerator until it sets up and the chocolate layer is hardened.
  9. To serve these delectable Peanut Butter Cup {Bars}, use a sharp knife and cut squares of the goodness for everyone you know.
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Recipe by Moms of Faith at https://momsoffaith.com/2014/08/homemade-peanut-butter-cup-bars/