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Chocolate Peanut Squares Recipe

Chocolate Peanut Squares Recipe

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 YIELD: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.

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2124arizona User ID: 845443 268790
Reviewed Jul. 1, 2017

"This is one of my favorite Christmas candy recipes!! Everyone loved it at work!! It's definitely a keeper!!"

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?"

Joscy User ID: 2694585 207146
Reviewed May. 22, 2013

"This is a welcome treat, anytime!"

bdp387 User ID: 6461494 157228
Reviewed Feb. 26, 2013

"I love these! I have made these for several gatherings and every time I get so many compliments. I have had a lot of requests to bring these for other gatherings. People love them, they always say that they taste like Reese's! They are pretty easy to make and don't take a whole lot of time. I love that I don't have to even turn on the oven. When you cut them you just have to do it slowly because sometimes they will shatter or split."

lmdelzercox User ID: 2469034 67792
Reviewed Feb. 4, 2012

"Despite all the rave reviews, I really did not like this recipe. The taste is just so-so; a little crumbly and way too sweet. I refrigerated them for a couple of hours and when I went to cut them apart, they positively shattered. I was making them for a dinner and I was only able to make about half of them look even a little bit presentable. :-/ I was really disappointed all the way around and would not make these again. :-/"

Dioptase User ID: 1776920 64967
Reviewed Aug. 31, 2011

"OMG!!! These are so easy and wonderful. I tried Crunchy PB in the Bars and Creamy on the frosting. YUM!!!!"

foxytrotter21 User ID: 3341706 152505
Reviewed Nov. 24, 2010

"My most requested dessert at home and work! SO simple to make and sssooooo tasty!"

caruv25 User ID: 363917 63062
Reviewed Oct. 27, 2010

"These are sooo good and so easy. If you love peanut butter cups then you'll never have to buy them again!"

mdbubba1 User ID: 1253738 64965
Reviewed Oct. 7, 2010

"Very easy to make. Yummy my husband didn't like but he dosen't like peanut butter and chocolate together. I didn't know that after 26 years together I didn't know that"

klingram User ID: 1763111 152493
Reviewed Jun. 1, 2010

"My husband loved this recipe. Make sure you cut them small, since they are very rich. Will definitely make them again."

foxytrotter21 User ID: 3341706 148683
Reviewed Nov. 25, 2009

"Everyone at work begs me to make these when we have a potluck... I even get special request for them! They are the BEST amd so easy to prepare."

rpumputis User ID: 2981978 207145
Reviewed Sep. 11, 2009

"My thoughtful niece made these for my birthday, and they were terrific! Great recipe!"

jdupuis7231 User ID: 4342551 146461
Reviewed Aug. 15, 2009

"Oh my gosh... seriously!!?? These are wonderful. I have to admit - I had my doubts..but I think I found my new fav for desserts...This is almost exactally like Reeses bars that they sell. Thanks so much!"

Notty User ID: 3166873 131532
Reviewed Dec. 10, 2008

"I love, love, love these squares - have made them twice and have been asked for the recipe both times....easy and quick!"

Kelli F. User ID: 1506371 67790
Reviewed Oct. 26, 2008

"These are really good and so easy to make. They taste just like peanut butter cups. Yum!"

lisa53202 User ID: 1079567 134059
Reviewed May. 27, 2008

"I have made these for large gatherings, and everyone loves them. Very easy, and they're especially great in summertime, because there's no baking to heat up the kitchen!"

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