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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.

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.