The original recipe came from a booklet I got in the mail from Smith’s grocery store (part of the Kroger chain). At first I wasn’t sold on these until they sat in the refrigerator over night– I didn’t like the flavor from the confectioner’s sugar and the graham crackers. But when we ate them the next day, it was like eating candy bar; not too sweet and a nice texture. I also used dark chocolate from Trader Joe’s because I’m not a fan of the regular chocolate chips the recipe called for. Finally, I used a smaller pan to make the bars higher rather than flatter. These definitely have made it onto the list of future desserts, especially for a party.
1 cup butter, melted
2 cups graham crackers crumbs (I whirl them up in the food processor using the pulse button)
2 cups confectioner’s sugar
1 cup plus 4 Tablespoons peanut butter, divided
1 ½ cups chocolate
In a medium bowl, mix together the butter, graham cracker crumbs, confectioner’s sugar, and 1 cup peanut butter until well blended. Press evenly into the bottom of an ungreased square pan.
Microwave the chocolate with the 4 Tablespoons peanut butter on high for 1 minute. Stir. Continue microwaving or stirring every 30 seconds until smooth. Spread over the prepared crust. Refrigerate for at least one hour before cutting into squares and serving. Store bars in airtight container in refrigerator.