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Peanut Butter "Cup" Squares

No recipe image available.This recipe for chocolate-topped peanut butter candy squares is far less work than having to roll the peanut butter mixture into balls and then dipping each one into chocolate—and tastes just as good.
A Family-Favorites Recipe.

Recipe Ingredients:

1 cup graham cracker crumbs
1 (1-pound) box powdered sugar ( or 4 cups)
3/4 cup butter, melted
2 1/2 cups smooth-style peanut butter (add 1/4 cup more for crunchy)
1 (12-ounce) package semisweet or milk chocolate chips
1 tablespoon vegetable shortening (do not use butter, margarine, spread or oil)

Cooking Directions:

  1. In large bowl, combine crushed graham crackers and powdered sugar. Set aside
  2. Combine melted butter with the peanut butter. Add to graham cracker mixture and mix well. Press into a buttered 13x9x2-inch baking pan.
  3. Heat chocolate chips with shortening in the microwave on high for 1 to 2 minutes, stirring every 30 seconds, until melted. Be careful, the chocolate will burn easily. (Or melt chocolate in a double boiler over simmering water.)
  4. Spread melted chocolate over peanut butter mixture. When chocolate becomes firm, cut into 1-inch squares, if desired.

Makes 117 (1-inch) squares.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1 square): 60.9 calories; 69% calories from fat; 5.0g total fat; 3.2mg cholesterol; 38.3mg sodium; 37.1mg potassium; 3.5g carbohydrates; 0.5g fiber; 0.8g sugar; 3.0g net carbs; 1.6g protein.

Recipe by Hope Pryor; copyright © 1999; property of CooksRecipes.com. See Terms of Use.