These Homemade Reese’s Bars will make you swoon if you love Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups! These are perfect for holidays, when it’s too hot to turn on the oven or anytime you have a peanut butter craving. They will be gone before you know it!
Homemade Reese’s Bars
Do you adore the chocolate peanut butter combination? Are you a Reese’s fan? Two out of three of my children must have pb cups in their stockings and Easter baskets (yes, I still buy my grown kids holiday treats!). And though I’ve only eaten one courtesy bite of a peanut butter sandwich at age 6 (I was not a fan), I cannot resist peanut butter sweets.
Well neither can Danielle, my foodie friend who writes the blog Hugs and Cookies XOXO. She has adapted my version of these bars (as well as using other sources) to make them even more divine. Doubling the filling was genius! So for this month’s Two Sweetie Pies, I had to whip up her new and improved recipe for these Chocolate Topped Peanut Butter Bars.
Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars
I cut up these easy to make, irresistible chocolate peanut butter bars and took them to two events. I was not surprised that these were the first to fly off my goodie trays. There’s something about Reese’s fans–they cannot get enough of this sublime combination.
And the bonus is that these Homemade Reese’s Bars are no bake. Just mix butter, graham cracker crumbs, powdered sugar and peanut butter and pat into a pan. Then top with a simple mixture of melted chocolate and a touch of oil. That’s it! There’s no excuse not to make these for the Reese’s lovers in your life! Thanks, Danielle, for another marvelous recipe!!!
PRO-Tip: Cut your bars with a hot dry knife. The heat will help the knife glide right through the chocolate topping. This works best if you chill your bars first. See my post on How to Cut Perfect Bar Cookies for more tips.
Two Sweetie Pies
On the second Monday of each month, Danielle and I cook up something from each other’s blog. Every treat I pull from her blog is a show stopper…I never have to worry whether we’ll like it or not. We always do!
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Homemade Reese’s Bars
A homemade version of the classic Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup in bar form. Recipe courtesy of Hugs and Cookies XOXO
- Prep Time: 30 mins
- Total Time: 30 mins
- Yield: 16 bars 1x
- Category: Dessert, Bar Cookies
- Method: No-Bake
- Cuisine: American
- 12 tablespoons butter, melted
- 2 cups graham cracker crumbs
- 2 cups powdered sugar
- 1 cup smooth peanut butter
- 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 1 teaspoon vegetable oil
- Combine butter, graham cracker crumbs, powdered sugar and peanut butter in medium bowl. When well combined, pat into a well greased 8 x 8 inch pan. Refrigerate while preparing topping. Melt chocolate chips and oil together in microwave, stirring every 30 seconds or so, till smooth. Spread over top of peanut butter layer. Refrigerate at least an hour before cutting.