Grandma’s Peanut Butter Double Chocolate Bars – no bake
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Just like the candy in the bright orange wrapper! Chocolate and a fabulous peanut butter mixture that tastes just like Reese Peanut Butter Cups. Quick and easy to make.
Recipe type: Candy
Cuisine: American
Serves: 32 pieces
  • ⅔ cup graham cracker crumbs (6 sheets of graham crackers)
  • ⅓ cup butter melted
  • ¾ cup peanut butter
  • 1¾ cups powdered sugar
Chocolate top and bottom:
  • 1½ cups chocolate chips – ¾ cup for each layer, preferably Nestle's or Hershey's
  1. Line 8x8 pan with waxed paper
  2. Make chocolate bottom -- optional. Melt ¾ cup chocolate chips in microwave 40 seconds on high and then in 20 second intervals until chips become soft and begin to lose shape. Stir smooth. Spread in waxed paper lined 8 x 8 pan and place in refrigerator to harden. You can do this step ahead of time, even a day or more in advance.
  3. Make graham cracker crumbs, if using whole crackers, by pulsing in food processor until fine OR using rolling pin to crush.
  4. Melt butter 30 seconds in microwave, 10 second bursts until loses shape and add to graham cracker crumbs, Pulse in with two 10 second bursts. OR stir in well.
  5. Add peanut butter and pulse once for 10 seconds OR mix in well.
  6. Add 1 cup powdered sugar and pulse OR stir until well mixed. Add ¾ cup powdered sugar and mix well again. Mixture will form a soft but defined. slightly dry looking ball.
  7. Add peanut butter mixture to 8x8 pan and press down into even layer.
  8. Make chocolate topping. Melt ¾ cup chocolate chips and in microwave 40 seconds on high and then in 20 second intervals until chips become soft and lose their shape. Spread over peanut butter bars.
  9. Refrigerate for 1-2 hours until firm. Let set at room temperature for a few moments before cutting so chocolate will slice without breaking. Cut into 1 x 2 inch bars to place on plate or 1 inch squares, if using paper candy cups.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 inch by 2 inch piece
Recipe by A Pinch of Joy at