Peanut Butter Squares Recipe

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These rich bite-size squares taste creamier than store-bought peanut butter cups. Since they're made on the stove, there's no need to turn o the oven, notes Val Worthing of Clio, Michigan.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:72 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 72 servings


  • 2 cups creamy peanut butter
  • 1 cup butter, divided
  • 3-3/4 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 3 teaspoons vanilla extract, divided
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup milk chocolate chips

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 113 calories, 8g fat (3g saturated fat), 7mg cholesterol, 61mg sodium, 11g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.


  1. In a saucepan over medium heat, cook and stir peanut butter and 3/4 cup butter and until smooth. Remove from the heat; stir in sugar and 2 teaspoons vanilla (mixture will be very thick).
  2. Press into a greased 13-in. x 9-in. pan. In a saucepan over low heat, combine chips and remaining butter; cook and stir until chips are melted and mixture is smooth. Remove from the heat; stir in the remaining vanilla. Spread over peanut butter layer. Chill until firm. Yield: about 6 dozen.
Originally published as Peanut Butter Squares in Quick Cooking March/April 1998, p42

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dmhottlej User ID: 4482414 21759
Reviewed Sep. 6, 2010

"I made these once for a picnic and they were gone in minutes!!! Now I'm asked to make them everytime we get together with family and friends!!"

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