I’ve been making Peanut Butter Bars, aka Reese’s Peanut Butter Bars, since I was a kid. I’ve been refining the recipe over the years and these are more sophisticated, with a thicker layer of rich peanut butter and a cool salted chocolate ganache that melts on your tongue. Like the “originals,” these Peanut Butter Bars are incredibly easy to make and people go crazy for them!
Peanut Butter Bars
- 9 ounces (250 g) semisweet baking chocolate finely chopped
- ⅛ teaspoon salt
- ½ cup (125 ml) whipping cream
- 1 ⅔ cups (7 ounces or 200 g) graham cracker or whole grain cookie crumbs
- 1 ½ cups (165 g) powdered sugar
- 6 ½ tablespoons (3 ounces or 90 g) melted butter
- 1 cup (250 g) peanut butter creamy or crunchy
- Line a small baking pan with parchment paper. You need one that’s about 8x8 inches or 9x9 inches or 7x10 inches (20x20 cm bis 23x23 cm, 18x26 cm).
- Place the chocolate and salt into a medium bowl. Heat the cream in a saucepan over medium heat until bubbles start to form (remove from heat before cream comes to a boil). Immediately pour the hot cream over the chocolate and let it stand for 1-2 minutes, then stir until completely smooth. Set aside.
- In a large mixing bowl combine the remaining ingredients. Press the peanut butter mixture into the pan. Stir the chocolate once more, pour it over the peanut butter mixture and spread evenly.
- Chill the Peanut Butter Bars for at least 2 hours before cutting into small squares. Store in refrigerator – they taste best chilled!