These delicious bars taste like peanut butter cups! We enjoy these any time of the year!

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Ingredients

35
Original recipe yields 35 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Grease a 10x15 inch pan. In a large bowl, combine 1 1/2 cups melted margarine, peanut butter, confectioners' sugar and graham cracker crumbs. Spread in prepared pan.

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  • Combine 1/2 cup margarine and chocolate chips in a medium saucepan over medium-low heat. Stir occasionally until melted and smooth. Spread over peanut butter mixture. Let cool completely before cutting into bars.

Nutrition Facts

304.6 calories; 4.5 g protein; 28.1 g carbohydrates; 0 mg cholesterol; 218.1 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
01/04/2004
YUM!! Although I mixed dark and semi-sweet chocolate with this recipe, I do not recommend it. BUT it was still the best peanut butter candy recipe I've ever made. The peanut butter mix (w/o the chocolate) tastes like "buckeyes" that one makes at Christmas time. GREAT!! Will make it again and again. To the comment from Lara29: make sure you are using powdered (not regular!)sugar (4 1/2 cups is one box) because the amount is just perfect. Wouldn't change a thing :) Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
10/09/2003
A bit too sweet for me but my coworkers gobbled them up! Thank you. Read More
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148 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 94
  • 4 star values: 41
  • 3 star values: 6
  • 2 star values: 4
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 5 stars
01/03/2004
YUM!! Although I mixed dark and semi-sweet chocolate with this recipe, I do not recommend it. BUT it was still the best peanut butter candy recipe I've ever made. The peanut butter mix (w/o the chocolate) tastes like "buckeyes" that one makes at Christmas time. GREAT!! Will make it again and again. To the comment from Lara29: make sure you are using powdered (not regular!)sugar (4 1/2 cups is one box) because the amount is just perfect. Wouldn't change a thing :) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/09/2003
Great recipe! I found it better to use milk chocolate chips instead of semi-sweet though. It tastes more like Reese's. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/03/2005
This recipe is delicious. We were searching for a substitute for cracker candy because we were out of Saltine Crackers. The first bite was a real treat. As we continued to devour the cookie sheet worth of candy we discovered that a little sprinkle of salt helped do the trick to improve what it was lacking. We think that perhaps eliminating the margerine in the chocolate topping would enhance the chocolate flavor and reduce the richness of the dessert - more like cracker candy. Make sure you have plenty of water or other non-sweetened beverage available! Lastly I would give the texture of the peanut butter bottom 5 stars! It definitely had that Reeses' Peanut Buttercup feel. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/12/2007
Great recipe for peanut butter cup lovers. Instead of meliting the chocolate chips in a saucepan I just put them in a microwaved them on low. I also took a 1/2 cup of the peanut butter and added it to the chocolate chips. Overall it was a great recipe and I would definitely make this again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/25/2006
I absolutely loved these as did everyone I shared them with. I chilled the peanutbutter layer before spreading on the chocolate top to be sure the layers didn't mix. It worked like a charm! Caution - these are rich so get yourself a nice big glass of ice-cold milk before you eat one...or two....or three. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/09/2003
Great tasting and easy! I strongly advise using only 1-2 cups of sugar 4 cups is way too sweet. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/09/2003
OHHHH MY GOODNESS!!!!!! These were SOOOO good unbelievably easy a little rich but absolutly fantastic! I didn't change a any thing. Will be a good holiday treat. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/05/2006
So good rich & flat-out yummy! I kept them in the frig & they got better over time. A huge hit with my holiday guests. I followed the recipe exactly & made a 10x15 pan... next time I'll halve the recipe unless I'm feeding a crowd. I ground my own graham cracker for crumbs next time I'll be careful to make sure that all bits are superfine as I had a couple small lumps in my peanut butter layer. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/01/2003
This was such a fast and easy recipe!I just made it in about 15 minutes. Very tasty. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
10/09/2003
A bit too sweet for me but my coworkers gobbled them up! Thank you. Read More
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