Delicious and Easy Bake Sale Golden Peanut Butter Bars

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Delicious and Easy Bake Sale Golden Peanut Butter Bars
Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
45 mins
Total Time:
65mins
Category:
Recipe by Administrator
Published on December 03, 2023

These Bake Sale Golden Peanut Butter Bars are a crowd-pleasing treat that is perfect for bake sales, parties, or just a sweet indulgence at home. With a golden crust, a creamy peanut butter filling, and a chocolatey drizzle, these bars are sure to become a favorite. The recipe is simple and requires only a few ingredients, making it a quick and easy dessert option. Enjoy these delightful bars with a glass of cold milk or a hot cup of coffee.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 2 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 ½ cups semisweet chocolate chips
  • ¼ cup creamy peanut butter

Directions

  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C) and grease a 9x13-inch baking pan.
  2. In a medium-sized mixing bowl, combine the melted butter, graham cracker crumbs, powdered sugar, and 1 cup of creamy peanut butter. Stir well until all the ingredients are fully combined.
  3. Press the mixture evenly into the bottom of the prepared baking pan.
  4. Bake for 15 minutes, or until the crust is golden brown.
  5. Remove from the oven and let it cool completely.
  6. In a microwave-safe bowl, melt the semisweet chocolate chips in the microwave, stirring every 30 seconds until smooth.
  7. Once melted, stir in ¼ cup of creamy peanut butter until fully combined.
  8. Pour the melted chocolate and peanut butter mixture over the cooled crust, spreading it out evenly with a spatula.
  9. Place the pan in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours, or until the chocolate is set.
  10. Once fully set, cut into bars and serve.

Interesting Facts

  • Peanut butter was first introduced at the World's Fair in St. Louis in 1904.
  • Graham crackers were invented by Sylvester Graham in the early 19th century and were originally intended as a health food.
  • The combination of peanut butter and chocolate became popular in the 1920s with the introduction of the Reese's Peanut Butter Cup.