Peanut Butter Cup Cookie Bars

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Imagine a cookie bar that tastes like a giant Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup.

Now imagine you can make it in just over an hour (most of which is in the refrigerator) with no baking is required.  Sound like a recipe you need?  Me too!!!

Peanut Butter Cup Cookie Bars

Makes 24 bars


  • 1 C butter, melted
  • 2 C graham cracker crumbs
  • 3 C powdered sugar
  • 1 C creamy peanut butter
  • 1 1/2 C semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/4 C creamy peanut butter
  • 1 C chopped Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups


Line 9×13 pan with foil or parchment paper.  If using foil, coat lightly with nonstick cooking spray.

Mix together melted butter, graham crackers, powdered sugar and 1 cup peanut butter until a soft dough forms.  Smooth into the bottom of prepared pan.

In a microwave safe bowl, combine semi sweet chocolate chips and 1/4 C peanut butter.  Microwave in short bursts until melted and smooth.  Pour over prepared crust.  Sprinkle with chopped Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups.

Refrigerate 1 hour and cut into squares.

Recipe modified from “Peanut Butter Bars I,”, by Nancy

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Anna Lookingbill

Anna Lookingbill

I'm a self-taught Betty Crocker. Food should be pretty, delicious and have sprinkles. Professionally I'm a clinical social worker. Follow me on Facebook and Pinterest- Sugar and Spice Baking Blog- for great recipes, amazing restaurants and culinary adventures.

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