Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups

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And the final treat incentive for the girls at church!  Homemade Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups!  So easy and so delicious, I can’t even tell you how many of the leftovers I have eaten.  The recipe is from a blog called “Heat Oven to 350”.

1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs (which happens to be exactly 1 pouch or sleeve from the box)

3 1/4 cups powdered sugar

1 1/2 cups creamy peanut butter

1 cup salted butter, melted

1 – 2  (12 oz each) bags semisweet chocolate chips (just depending on how much chocolate you want on top, I used about 1 1/2 bags)

2 tablespoons butter

1/3 – 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter, if desired

1  Combine graham cracker crumbs and powdered sugar in large bowl.

2  Add 1 1/2 cups peanut butter and melted butter and mix well.

3  Pour/press mixture into a 9 x 13″ pan and freeze for 20 minutes or until firm.

4  Microwave chocolate chips and butter at 30 second intervals until melted, stir until smooth.  (You can also add 1/3 – 1/2 cup peanut butter here which makes the chocolate topping easier to cut, I added 1/2 cup.)

5  Pour chocolate over peanut butter mixture in pan and spread evenly.  Put bars in fridge until chocolate is set.  Cut into squares.

UPDATE:

Christmas Reeses Peanut Butter Cups

So it turns out that these cut very well with cookie cutters and can therefore make a cute and yummy Christmas gift!

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