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May 10, 2014

Peanut Butter Cup Bars

Peanut Butter Cup Bars ~ Your favorite Peanut Butter Cups, better AND in a bigger bar size ! #PeanutButterCup #PeanutButterBars
Until about 2 years ago, I have never had a Peanut Butter Cup ... really !  The Reese's brand was not available in our general supermarket stores and one could only get them from a speciality store, which we did not have one close enough.

I remember the first batch of PB Cups I made at home - instant addiction ;-)  The Reese's Peanut Butter Cups are now available in our stores, but they are ridiculously expensive. To make small individual cups takes a bit of time, which I do not like ... and in comes the Peanut Butter Cup Bars !

Same delicious taste, less work and 25 - 30 bars are ready in less than 25 minutes. Now that is something I can live with.

Dimitri still refuses to eat Peanut Butter anything, except when it is spread on bread {he might have been changed with another baby in hospital - only explanation I can think of!} Well, I say, more for me .. oh, and Roy, Cheri, Vince and Stephanie ... and our doggies ...


25 - 30 Bars


200g Unsalted Butter, melted
1 cup Creamy Peanut Butter
500g Icing Sugar
1 cup Dry Bread Crumbs - the very fine type  {or Graham crumbs}
1 1/2 cups Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips


1.) Combine the Butter, Peanut Butter, Icing Sugar and Crumbs - food processor works perfectly.
2.) Line a 22 x 35cm baking sheet with baking paper - let the paper hang over the edges for easy removal - press the Peanut Butter mixture firmly into the baking sheet.
3.) Melt the Chocolate Chips - spread over the filling - chill 15 minutes.

Slice into bars and serve !  Easy, peasy ..

Peanut Butter Cup Bars ~ Your favorite Peanut Butter Cups, better AND in a bigger bar size ! #PeanutButterCup #PeanutButterBars
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By Stephanie Lynn                         


  1. Peanut butter is my favorite thing, add choclate, well heck yes! I can't believe you lived so long without having a Reese's cup! These sound so flipping delicious! Thanks for sharing!
    Kallie @ But First, Coffee

  2. I can't eat a regular peanut butter cup because they contain milk, so these are perfect for me Linda!! Which could be a dangerous thing. I love peanut butter and chocolate together! ;)

  3. Visiting from Happiness is Homemade Link Party. I love peanut butter cups, they are very expensive here too. These bars look lovely. I co-host Sweet and Savoury Sunday and would for you to stop by and share these and other recipes with us when the party goes live on Sunday night. Have a great day!

  4. I admit it. I don't have a lot of patience for fiddly cooking things like rolling dozens of something. This is why I always choose cake over cupcakes! I like this simpler prep, Linda. Thank you for linking.

  5. I can't believe you didn't have peanut butter cups until two years ago - oh, what you had been missing :-) This recipe looks great and reminds me of the bars they used to serve us in our school cafeteria. There is a variation of this recipe they make in my home state of Ohio called buckeyes, which you might also like. Cheers - Ellen

  6. Peanut butter and chocolate were made for each other!! Send me Dimitri's! :)


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