Peanut Butter Squares

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 30 min.


about 6 dozen

Updated: Sep. 30, 2022
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.


  • 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


  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.