Ingredients

How to make it

  • Line an 8x8 pan with parchment paper, bottom and sides. A little fancy folding will get you there with one piece.
  • COATING:
  • Melt half of the milk chocolate and shortening in a microwave safe dish on 50% power for 2 minutes and stir. Microwave again on 50% power for 1 minute and stir. If needed, microwave on 50% power for 30 seconds. Stir until smooth.
  • Pour melted chocolate into pan. Spread on bottom and up the sides of the pan with the back of a spoon.
  • Freeze, for a couple of minutes while making filling, to start to harden chocolate.
  • FILLING:
  • There are two versions of this filling. 1) Use half of the filling ingredients, except use two extra tbsps butter, for a nicely sized filling. 2) Use all of the filling ingredients for those whom like peanut butter.
  • Melt and mix butter, salt, and peanut butter in a small sauce pan over medium heat. Mix in powdered sugar until smooth. Mix in graham cracker crumbs until smooth. Smooth warm filling onto set up chocolate and freeze again for a half hour to harden peanut butter mixture.
  • COATING:
  • Melt the other half of the chocolate mixture as in the previous directions. Pour and spread melted chocolate onto top of firmed up peanut butter filling. Refrigerate until set.
  • Bring up to room temperature.
  • Using parchment paper, remove from dish and divide into squares. I use a pizza wheel or a chef's knife for a cutter.
  • Refrain from inhaling the entire contents of this recipe.
  • This is the closest I've been able to come to that famous store brand of peanut butter cups. Varying brands of chocolate chips will modify the flavor of this delight.
  • Technique: Add layer to layer while the previous layer is still not quite firmly set so that the boundaries between the layers will melt just a little and cohesion is better. That way the squares, when cut, will stay stacked together instead of separating.

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    " It was excellent "
    browneyegirl ate it and said...
    What ever you do don't forget to add this to I Made It because I had made this.
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    " It was excellent "
    browneyegirl ate it and said...
    I forgot.I made this on June 2, 2014
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    " It was excellent "
    browneyegirl ate it and said...
    Yes I added it to I Made It & Here's the link Peanut Butter Cup Squares
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    " It was excellent "
    browneyegirl ate it and said...
    They were the bomb like Dennis said.I will make this more often.
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    " It was excellent "
    browneyegirl ate it and said...
    I'm going through your posts (recipes) that you've posted on this site.Could you explain to me what you meant by 2 T shortening. Does it mean 2 teaspoons or 2 tablespoons? That's what has me confussed.Sorry my spelling is a little off.
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    " It was excellent "
    browneyegirl ate it and said...
    You are one talented person.I wish that I could be like that.
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  • pointsevenout 2 years ago
    Made two batches of these using half of the filling ingredients for a pot luck. Came back with an empty pan.
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  • pointsevenout 2 years ago
    Let this come up to room temperature after it has well chilled, then cut.
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  • mommyluvs2cook 2 years ago
    My kids would love these!! Glad you pretty much perfected them :)
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  • NPMarie 2 years ago
    You had me at chocolate:) Sounds great P7O!
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  • jett2whit 2 years ago
    You had me at peanut butter ;-)
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  • midgelet 2 years ago
    sounds yummy!
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