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
Servings 36 squares
- 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!
This would be a delicious recipe to give out as gifts for the people at work!
But how would it work if they need to
be refrigerated? Any tips?
I want to give them as Easter treats
Hi Cass, they only need to be refrigerated because otherwise the chocolate layer on top gets soft. They should be fine to give as gifts.