MagPad Dinner Table

MagPad Dinner Table

Saturday, July 20, 2013

No-Bake Peanut Butter Cup Bars

25 chocolate sandwich cookies such as Oreos
1 cup plus 4 tablespoons butter, divided
1 1/2 cups plus 3 tablespoons creamy peanut butter, divided
1 pound (about 3 1/2 cups) powdered sugar
1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
1 (12-ounce) bag semisweet chocolate chips

 Line a 9 x 13 inch baking pan with foil that extends over edges of pan.  Set aside.

Process whole cookies in food processor, or place in large zip-top bag and crush with a rolling pin until crushed into crumbs.  Melt 4 tablespoons butter and stir into crumbs and mix until combined.  Press crumbs evenly into bottom of the prepared pan and refrigerate while you prepare the next step.

Melt remaining 1 cup butter.  Beat 1 1/2 cups peanut butter, butter, and powdered sugar until combined.  Add graham cracker crumbs and mix until incorporated.  Press peanut butter dough evenly into pan on tip of cookie crust.

Place chocolate chips and remaining 3 tablespoons peanut butter in a microwave safe bowl.  Heat in 30 second intervals, stirring in between, until melted and smooth.  Pour chocolate mixture over peanut butter layer and spread evenly.  Refrigerate bars about 2 hours.  To serve, lift foil out of pan and use a large sharp knife to cut into bars. 

Makes about 32 bars. 

A family in the ward gave of some of these during Christmas time last year.  They were so good, I requested the recipe.  As I typed up the recipe, I could see that the ingredients could get a little pricey.  You could probably used Walmart brand chocolate sandwich cookies and graham crackers crumbs to cut the cost of making the bars.   When I make some up, I'll include a picture. 

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