Peanut Butter Bars that Taste like a Reese’s Cup

Peanut Butter Bars that Taste like a Reese's Cup by Sweet Pea

Peanut Butter Bars….Mmmm….

My grandmother made this recipe for my family time and again when I was growing up.  When I went off to college, my grandmother lived close by and would bring a container of this luscious treat to me on occasion.  If you like a Reese’s Cup, you are sure to like this confection.

This recipe is super easy, requires few ingredients, and is no-bake.  If you need a quick treat to give to a friend or neighbor or to take to a party, consider this recipe.

Peanut Butter Bars That Taste Like a Reese’s Cup


1 cup butter, melted

1 cup peanut butter

1 16 oz. package powdered sugar

1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs

1 12 oz. package semi-sweet chocolate morsels.

Peanut Butter Bar Ingredientss


1.  Melt butter.  Add peanut butter.  Gradually add powdered sugar and then graham cracker crumbs.  Press into a 13x9x2” pan.

Peanut Butter Bar Dough

2.  Melt chocolate chips over hot water and spread on top.

Peanut Butter Bars Melting Chocolate
Melted Chocolate over PB Mixture

3.  Refrigerate for 15 minutes and then cut into small squares.

Peanut Butter Bars after Refrigerating
Peanut Butter Bars Cut

4.  Return to refrigerator until the chocolate is completely set.

Peanut Butter Bars

These are dangerously good.  I have trouble stopping after one once I get the first delicious taste.

Peanut Butter Bars on Platter

This platter will go to school for a Christmas luncheon.  I predict that it will come home empty!

Peanut Butter Bars

Peanut Butter Bars

If you like Reese's Cups then you'll love these peanut butter bars.


  • 1 cup of butter
  • 1 cup of peanut butter
  • 16 oz of powdered sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups of graham cracker crumbs
  • 1 16 oz package of semi-sweet chocolate morsels


  1. Melt butter
  2. Mix together butter, peanut butter, powdered sugar, and graham cracker crumbs.
  3. Press into a 9x13" pan.
  4. Melt chocolate chips using a double boiler. Spread over the peanut butter mixture.
  5. Refrigerate for 15 minutes and then cut into 64 squares. Return to the refrigerator.


  1. Oh do those look yummy! I have a nephew who is crazy about Reese’s Cups, so I am definitelyi going to make these next time he comes to visit. BTW, I love the new look of your blog, it looks great 🙂

  2. My husband is a big fan of Reese’s so this recipe will be a hit with him. Also good to have if we move back to UK where it’s hard to get them.
    I’ve dropped by from Throwback Thursday.

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