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.



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 30 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!


5.0 from 1 reviews
  • 1 cup butter, melted
  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 1 16 oz. package powdered sugar
  • 1½ cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 1 12 oz package chocolate chips
  1. Melt butter. Add peanut buter. Gradually add powdered sugar and graham cracker crumbs.
  2. Press into a 13x9x2" baking pan.
  3. Melt chocolate chips over hot water and spread on top.
  4. Chill 30 minutes and cut into squares. Return to refrigerator to harden.


  1. It sounds like it’ll taste just like a Reese’s Cup. I’ve printed the recipe and will make some this week. Thanks!

  2. 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 🙂

  3. These look really good, Paula! Thank you for sharing this recipe. We love to make Buckeyes, but they’re so time-consuming. This looks easier to execute!

  4. you had me at reese’s!!!!

  5. These look delicious. Great recipe. I have a link party called Wednesdays Adorned From Above Blog Hop and would love to have you share this with everyone. It runs from Wednesday through midnight Sunday. Here is the link to the party.
    Debi @ Adorned From Above

  6. Two great tastes that taste great together! xoxo

  7. These look delish Paula! My dad has a birthday coming up going to make these in place of a cake 🙂 TFS!


  8. 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.

  9. These are perfect and my kids will eat these up. I am printing and making them for sure. Thanks.

  10. These remind me of something similar I had as a kid. Yum. Thanks for sharing!


  1. […] have you baked this Christmas?  I’ve made this cookie and peanut butter squares.  Next week I plan to make my grandmother’s rolled-thin sugar cookies. This cookie melts in […]

Speak Your Mind


Rate this recipe:  

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.