Rating: 4.67 stars
464 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 356
  • 4 star values: 83
  • 3 star values: 11
  • 2 star values: 10
  • 1 star values: 4

These bars are a classic blend of peanut butter and chocolate. Easy to make, and quick to satisfy!

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Ingredients

24
Original recipe yields 24 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a medium bowl, stir together graham cracker crumbs, confectioners' sugar, peanut butter and melted butter. Press firmly into the bottom of a 9x13 inch pan. Melt chocolate chips over a double boiler or in the microwave, stirring occasionally. Spread melted chocolate over the crumb crust. Chill for about 5 minutes, then cut into bars before the chocolate is completely set, then chill until ready to serve.

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Nutrition Facts

289 calories; protein 4g; carbohydrates 31.4g; fat 18.2g; cholesterol 20.3mg; sodium 158.4mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (367)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
01/02/2008
this recipe is delicious. If you will add a half a cup of peanut butter to the chocolate it keeps it creamier and stops it from getting hard and breaking up. It also gives it a richer taste. The other thing I do is use milk chocolate chips. a litle secret is you can use any flavor chips you want and they all make their own flavor ie..white chocolate, or butterscotch. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
02/18/2012
I just made this tonight. I would NOT add 1 tbsp of margargine to the chocolate chips "to make it creamier" as one poster mentioned. When I did this all of my melted chips SOLIDFIED into one big blob and would not move! When I tried to remelt in the microwave it just got worse. THE WORST "helpful hint" I ever received from a web posting. I can't comment on how they came out yet I just placed them in the fridge after re-doing my chocolate chips. Hoping I like them as much as the other posters here... Read More
(12)
464 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 356
  • 4 star values: 83
  • 3 star values: 11
  • 2 star values: 10
  • 1 star values: 4
Rating: 4 stars
01/02/2008
this recipe is delicious. If you will add a half a cup of peanut butter to the chocolate it keeps it creamier and stops it from getting hard and breaking up. It also gives it a richer taste. The other thing I do is use milk chocolate chips. a litle secret is you can use any flavor chips you want and they all make their own flavor ie..white chocolate, or butterscotch. Read More
(343)
Rating: 5 stars
04/23/2008
They turned out even better than I expected! I lined my dish with parchment paper and that worked out great. I only used 2 cups of confec. sugar. As for the chocolate, I used 1/2 milk chocolate and 1/2 semisweet, added a tbsp of margarine and a rounded tablespoon of peanut butter. Let me tell you... the chocolate was excellent. Cutting it was no problem either. We put it into the freezer for about 15 min, then removed it to slice, and then put in the fridge to finish setting. At first we cut into large 2 inch squares, but later I cut them into smaller (1 inch) squares, which worked out better for us (see my 2 pics). They are rich, so it's perfect to have a small piece at a time. At least it worked out that way for my family:-) This is a definitaly a keeper! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/18/2006
Delicious! I didn't change a thing. I made two batches for a bake sale tomorrow and am disappointed I can't keep them all for myself. FYI: I figured out that 2.5 cups graham cracker crumbs is the same as 15 whole graham crackers (where each graham cracker is 4 of the small rectangles). At least that's how they do them around here. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/21/2008
These were really really good. I made a few small changes to reduce the fat/sugar content: used reduced fat graham crackers (about 16 crushed up) reduced fat peanutbutter and I reduced the amount of sugar to 2 cups and used 2/3 cup melted margarine instead of the butter. I also used equal parts of milk chocolate chips and semi-sweet chips for the chocolate layer and topped 1/2 the batch with finely chopped pecans and shredded coconut. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/19/2003
These were wonderful!!! Sooo very easy. I lined the pan with parchment and let it hang over the edge of the pan. I just lifted the whole thing out and they sliced perfectly. Thank you this will be used often. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/09/2006
These are absolutely delicious. Originally I made them for dessert tonight but when they came out I had to have a little taste...WOW. I made the mistake of cutting them right out of the fridge....didn't see the other reviews until too late and the chocolate layer did not stick to the peanut butter layer and cracked all over the place. Now I know to let them come up to room temperature. I also used chuncky (honey roasted) peanut butter and milk chocolate. Definate do over. "Too easy...don't tell anyone!" Thanks for the post. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/18/2006
I thought this tasted great just like the PB cups. I would recommend milk chocolate instead of semi-sweet. Also I refridgerated the bars for an hour then tried to cut them. Bad mistake. The chocolate layer cracked as I cut it. I'd recommend only putting it in for a short while (5 min) then cut or at least let the bars warm up to room temp before cutting. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/11/2006
These are addictive even with my lowering fat changes! I used half the margarine just 2 cups of sugar and 1 cup milk chocolate chips. The excess sugar and fat seems unnecessary as it is plenty tasty with a lot less! Great treat. Fast to make and no hot oven! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/09/2008
Based on other reviews I cut the butter down to 3/4 cup and it was plenty. Next time I would increase the amount of chocolate and use a bigger tin - I found the base was too thick. Great taste though. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
02/18/2012
I just made this tonight. I would NOT add 1 tbsp of margargine to the chocolate chips "to make it creamier" as one poster mentioned. When I did this all of my melted chips SOLIDFIED into one big blob and would not move! When I tried to remelt in the microwave it just got worse. THE WORST "helpful hint" I ever received from a web posting. I can't comment on how they came out yet I just placed them in the fridge after re-doing my chocolate chips. Hoping I like them as much as the other posters here... Read More
(12)