This is one of the first recipes I remember making as a child. My sister entered it into a baking contest as part of Girl Scouts and won second place! I actually still have the paper booklet with all the recipes that the kids made for that contest – I was so proud of my sister! I’m pretty sure it’s a recipe that my Aunt Linda gave us – since she is the one who I remember making these for family parties, etc. It’s actually a great recipe for a beginner in the kitchen – there is no actual baking involved – just some melting and stirring and mixing. Essentially what they are is like a peanut butter cup in bar form – and you can’t really go wrong with that! They are best cold out of the fridge – I’ve also been known to freeze them and eat them straight out of the freezer (YUM!).
- 3 cups powdered sugar
- 1 1/2 cups peanut butter
- 2 sticks butter, melted
- 1 cup graham cracker crumbs
- 12 oz. semisweet chocolate chips
1. Line a 13x9 inch rimmed baking sheet with foil.
2. Mix together sugar, peanut butter, butter and graham cracker crumbs with a rubber spatula.
3. Press mixture into the lined baking sheet and smooth top.
4. Melt chocolate chips in the microwave on medium heat – stirring occasionally. Spread over peanut butter mixture and smooth top.
5. Refrigerate until chocolate is set – at least 2 hours or overnight.
6. Remove from pan with foil and cut into squares (the chocolate will break). Keep in refrigerator until ready to serve.