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Easy No-Bake Peanut Butter Squares

After a long day of work, where the weekend feels like it may never arrive, I crave a bite of decadent sweetness. However on days like that, I usually don't have the patience to actually bake or make anything. It's the middle of the week and I want the easiest dessert recipe I can possibly find. Sound impossible? Think again! I found an effortless, no bake, dessert bar that is full of creamy caramel colored peanut butter. Throw in a little melted chocolate and you're swiftly on your way to dulce heaven. For my piece of cake, no bake peanut butter square recipe,

Easy No-Bake Peanut Butter Squares
From Kraft Foods

1/2 cup (1 stick) butter or margarine
2 cups powdered sugar
1-1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
1 cup peanut butter
1-1/2 pkg. (12 squares) semi-sweet baking chocolate

  1. Line a 13x9-inch baking pan with foil, with ends of foil extending over sides of pan. Set aside.
  2. Melt butter in large microwaveable bowl on high 45 sec. until melted. Add sugar, graham cracker crumbs and peanut butter; mix well. Spread into prepared pan.
  3. Microwave chocolate in microwaveable bowl on high 1-1/2 to 2 min. or until melted, stirring after each min.
  4. Cool slightly; pour over peanut butter mixture in pan. Cool.
  5. Cut partially through dessert to mark 48 squares. Refrigerate 1 hour or until set.
  6. Lift from pan, using foil handles. Cut all the way through dessert into squares.

Makes 4 dozen sqaures.

mindtergalactic mindtergalactic 6 years
i'm gonna try this :9
snowfox_my snowfox_my 10 years
This is Weight Watchers, Sin Food. It will sink any Weight Watchers program. Extreme Caution. But Thanx. Surely will make some of my "Friends" bigger.
mandiesoh mandiesoh 10 years
no prob! ;)
kinkobaby kinkobaby 10 years
thanks mandiesoh!
mandiesoh mandiesoh 10 years
you can melt the stuff in a bowl placed over some boiled water! (sort of like a double boil) it works just fine :D
kinkobaby kinkobaby 10 years
i dont know what to do. how do i make this without a microwave? I dont own one!
fat_lip_baby fat_lip_baby 10 years
Yum! I made these tonight - super fast to make and really good! I agree that the recipe should actually increase the amount of peanut butter, too, but it was still really good!
Martha-Lohan Martha-Lohan 10 years
I made these last night and in my opinion the recipe called for too much graham cracker and not enough peanut butter. I would increase the peanut butter to 1 1/2 cups to make them perfect (and add a little more melted butter).
crispet1 crispet1 10 years
PB anything is great!
cravinsugar cravinsugar 10 years
You know, when i was in 10th grade one of my mom's friends used to make these,and he would NOT give me the recipe. I hope these are it. I ahve tried a few since and they did not taste quite the same. I'm all in.
kimretta kimretta 10 years
wow, this reminds me so much of the only good dessert they ever served at school lunch when I was in elementary school. I'm definitely going to have to make it.
bessa bessa 10 years
Love these.
BrunetteSugar BrunetteSugar 10 years
Oh Yummy! They look great!
mandiesoh mandiesoh 10 years
:drools: you can never go wrong w PB and Choc!
Hope5 Hope5 10 years
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