Better than Reese’s Peanut Butter Bars

Yes, you heard us correctly.  We have come up with a recipe for peanut butter bars that are better than Reese’s.  What is more perfect than chocolate and peanut butter?  There are very few things that complement each other better than the beloved chocolate and it’s best friend peanut butter.  This recipe is quick and easy to make with very few ingredients.  You absolutely must try this recipe if you love chocolate and peanut butter as much as we do!

Previously we heard a rumor that they were going to stop making Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups.  This was devastating to us and we in turn tried to come up with the perfect Reese’s copycat and instead found what we feel is even better than Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups.  In fact we recently tried the actual Reese’s and found them to the poor cousin to our homemade Reese’s Peanut Butter Bars.

If you don’t believe us, please try this recipe for yourself.  You should have everything you need to make these bars on hand in your pantry.  If you are in need of a quick and easy treat, these bars are right up your alley.  They take 15 or 20 minutes at the most to make between making graham cracker crumbs, melting the butter and mixing them with the peanut butter and sugar.  You then simply melt some chocolate chips and once they are melted you add a couple tablespoons of peanut butter to this to carry on the chocolate and peanut butter combination.

Reese’s Peanut Butter Bars

1 cup butter, melted

2 cups graham cracker crumbs (1 ½ sleeves)

2 cups confectioners’ sugar

1 cup + 4 tablespoons peanut butter

1 ½ 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 x 13 inch pan.

Melt the chocolate chips either in the microwave or with a double boiler over the stove.  If you melt them in the microwave, be sure to stir them every 30 seconds.

Once the chocolate chips are melted, stir in the peanut butter and continue stirring until smooth.

Spread over the peanut butter layer and refrigerate for at least one hour before cutting into squares.

The other great thing about these bars is that you leave them in bar form.  This is much easier than making peanut butter cups for the less ambitious cook or baker.  Honestly, the texture of these bars will surprise you as the graham cracker softens yet still stands up to the butters and sugar mixed into it giving it an amazing texture.  And no matter how fast you try to eat them, you find yourself savoring each and every bite resulting in some chocolate melting on your fingers.  They are that finger licking good!

You must try these better than Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup bars today for yourself.  And don’t be surprised if you find them as delicious as us and choose not to buy Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups again.  We would love to hear what you think about this recipe after you try it.  Be sure to comment below and let us and others know what you think.  Thank you for stopping by and visiting Sunup to Sundown!  We’ll be back soon with another recipe or update regarding our garden or our journey to becoming more self-reliant.

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