Chocolate Peanut Squares Recipe
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Chocolate Peanut Squares Recipe

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If you're a fan of peanut butter cups, you'll enjoy these two-layer treats. A slightly crunchy graham cracker and peanut butter layer is topped with a smooth coating of melted chocolate chips and peanut butter. Yum! -Nicole Trudell Fort Langley, British Columbia
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + cooling
MAKES:36 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + cooling
MAKES: 36 servings


  • 1 teaspoon plus 1/2 cup butter, divided
  • 2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 3/4 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 2/3 cup graham cracker crumbs
  • 2/3 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 4-1/2 teaspoons creamy peanut butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon butter


  1. Line a 9-in. square pan with foil; grease foil with 1 teaspoon butter. In a microwave, melt remaining butter. Stir in confectioners' sugar, peanut butter and cracker crumbs. Spread into prepared pan.
  2. In microwave, melt topping ingredients; stir until smooth. Spread over top. Refrigerate until set.
  3. Using foil, lift out of pan. Cut into 1-in. squares. Store airtight in the refrigerator. Yield: 1-1/2 pounds.
Originally published as Chocolate Peanut Squares in Taste of Home December/January 2005, p30

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lvarner User ID: 35803 253667
Reviewed Sep. 4, 2016

"These are so easy to make and so good! They combine some of my very favorite flavors and are great to keep on hand. The hardest part is waiting for them to chill!"

mamaknowsbest User ID: 5826120 253239
Reviewed Aug. 27, 2016

"Awesome! This classic recipe of peanut butter and chocolate will remind you every bit of pb cups. Feel free to dress them up with crushed peanuts on top. Cut small because they are rich! As a volunteer feild editor for Taste of Home I enjoy recipes that come together quickly and use classic ingredients."

bonito15 User ID: 6959830 252475
Reviewed Aug. 10, 2016

"Very easy to make and makes a lot - and have made them 3 times now and passed on the recipe - really tasty peanut butter and chocolate - win win"

kaly_ab User ID: 1070646 249269
Reviewed Jun. 9, 2016

"These were so easy and delicious! A perfect addition to any cookie tray!"

danielleylee User ID: 4484886 244818
Reviewed Mar. 2, 2016

"I made these for a coworker's birthday, her favorite candy is a reese cups. These hit the spot. They are so easy and everyone loved them."

sgronholz User ID: 1473861 237792
Reviewed Nov. 21, 2015

"I've been making these delicious bars for years. Definitely a family favorite!"

jennesafari User ID: 8212904 228910
Reviewed Jul. 3, 2015

"Perfect. The best. Taste better than Reese's!!!!"

Kasha User ID: 179140 222714
Reviewed Mar. 13, 2015

"quick and easy, a hit with all ages. Yes they are sweet. Used chunky p butter so they had a littke crunch.

Used butter (not marg like some of the other reviews) and had no trouble cutting after 5 hrs in the fridge, cut up beautifuly"

Marymary71 User ID: 8143207 214216
Reviewed Dec. 7, 2014

"I love Taste of Home. I can always find my family's old favs here. My Gramma used to bake this recipe in the oven for a few minutes. No microwave. :)"

MY REVIEW User ID: 6527919 100344
Reviewed Mar. 19, 2014

"I made these bars, and the flavor is good. But, I am having a problem melting my chocolate chips. I used the microwave and stirred the chocolate, peanut butter, and margarine after every 15 seconds of heating. Does anyone know what I am doing wrong?"

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