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Easy Times Chocolate Peanut Butter

By: chrislori

equipment

  • 9 x 12 inch baking pan

ingredients

  • 1 cup melted, unsalted butter
  • 2 ½ cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 1 ½ cups icing sugar
  • 1 cup smooth natural peanut butter
  • ¼ teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 3 cups semisweet chocolate, or your choice of chocolate- I used a mix of Lindt brand milk and dark!

instructions

  • In a saucepan on the stovetop, melt 1 cup of unsalted butter.
  • In a stand mixer on low setting, or mixing by hand with a wooden spoon in a medium bowl, mix together melted butter, graham cracker crumbs, icing sugar, peanut butter and vanilla extract until combined.
  • Pour into the baking pan and spread evenly along bottom of pan.
  • In a double boiler/bain-marie (or using a ceramic or metal bowl over top of a saucepan of low boiling water), melt the chocolate.
  • Pour melted chocolate on top of graham cracker layer and spread evenly.
  • Place in refrigerator to set, about 30 minutes.
  • Using a circular cookie cutter, punch out circle shaped peanut butter cups! Or just cut out into squares (or some sort of shape!) with a knife.

notes

If your fridge has set the peanut butter cups so the chocolate is too hard, let it sit out for 15 minutes before punching out with cutters! I decorated with blackberries which gave it a bit of a peanut butter and "jam" vibe!