Peanut Butter Squares

... or hearts

I made the magical cranberry bars a couple of weeks ago, however, they had lots of taboo in them -- so i wanted to make a more simple, shareable dessert.  I had seen this recipe for no bake peanut butter bars at Our Best Bites and it seemed to call to me.  Especially since I already had the requisite ingredients :)

1 1/2 C graham cracker crumbs (about 1 package)

1 lb powdered sugar
1 1/2 C creamy peanut butter
1 C (2 sticks) real butter, melted
1 12oz bag chocolate chips
a smidge of extra peabut butter

Crush the graham crackers -- I just crushed them in the bowl.  The food processor might have been better.  The smaller the crumbs the better.

Mix the graham cracker crumbs and powdered sugar.  Add in the PB and butter.  Take the mixture and press into a 9x13 pan that has been lined with parchment paper. 

Meanwhile, melt the chocolate, adding a couple of tbl of peanut butter.  Spread the chocolate mixture onto the bars, place them in the fridge, and let them cool.  Cut them before they get too hard (the chocolate needs to set without getting too hard).

Win.  It was a definite win.  Rather than cutting these into squares I actually used my heart shape cookie cutter to make them into reese's hearts.  They reall did taste like reese's.  And they were cute.  Everyone who had one had more than one :) 

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