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Peanut Butter Cup Squares

Peanut Butter Cup Squares are a family favourite dessert in our home!  I made some adjustments to the recipe for this gluten free version so that I could once again enjoy this square recipe and no one noticed the difference!

The classic peanut butter and chocolate combination make for a delicious finale to any meal or occasion.

This recipe’s yield will depend on how big you want your serving size to be.  I usually get between 35 to 42 squares.

Serve them up on their own or they are a popular addition to any dessert tray.

In this house we love anything that combines peanut butter and chocolate!

Peanut Butter Cup Squares is a family favourite dessert recipe in our home!  I made some adjustments for this gluten free version so that I could once again enjoy this square recipe and no one noticed the difference!

 

Printable Recipe Card with a Full List of Ingredients and Instructions is Located at the Bottom of the Post.

Be sure to read through the entire post so that you don’t miss out on any important tips and tricks!

The first step to make these Peanut Butter Cup Squares was to melt some butter in the microwave on low.

Then I mixed in some gluten free graham crumbs.

Next I  stirred in peanut butter and some icing sugar.

I stirred until all the ingredients were well combined.

After stirring I scraped the mixture into a 9″ x 13″ baking pan. 

I spread the mixture out evenly in the pan.

Then I melted some chocolate chips in the microwave on medium power for a few seconds at a time.  When soft enough stir until all the chips are melted.

Next I scraped the melted chocolate on top of the peanut butter mixture in the baking pan.

I used a spatula to spread the chocolate out evenly to the edges.

Then I let the squares chill until set.  You could wait about half an hour  or even until the next day depending on when you want to serve them up.

Once set and time to serve, I removed them from the fridge and used a hot knife to score them.  Then I let them sit out until I could slice through the chocolate without breaking it up.  About 30 minutes.

Serve them up after a meal or add them to a dessert tray for any gathering.

It is hard to eat just one of these decadent Peanut Butter Cup Squares.

Enjoy every tasty mouthful of this popular flavour combination!

Peanut Butter Cup Squares is a family favourite dessert recipe in our home!  I made some adjustments for this gluten free version so that I could once again enjoy this square recipe and no one noticed the difference!

Printable Recipe Card with a Full List of Ingredients and Instructions is Located at the Bottom of the Post.

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PRINTABLE VERSION OF THE RECIPE CAN BE FOUND AT THE BOTTOM OF THE PAGE

Ingredients You’ll Need to Make these Peanut Butter Cup Squares:

  • 1 cup melted butter
  • 1 3/4 cup gluten free graham crumbs
  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 2 3/4 cups icing sugar
  • 300g semi sweet chocolate chips

How to Make Peanut Butter Cup Squares:

  1. Melt the butter in the microwave on low.
  2. Add the gluten free graham crumbs to the melted butter.
  3. Stir in the peanut butter and icing sugar until well combined.
  4. Spread the peanut butter mixture evenly in a 9″ x 13″ baking pan.
  5. Melt the chocolate chips in the microwave on medium (a few seconds at a time).  Stir until completely melted.
  6. Spread the melted chocolate evenly over the peanut butter mixture in the pan.
  7. Chill until firm. 
  8. Before slicing let sit at room temperature until you can score it without cracking all the chocolate.  I heat up a knife under hot water to make this easier.
  9. Cut into squares.  How many depends on how big you want each serving to be.
  10. Serve and enjoy!
Yield: 35-42

Peanut Butter Cup Squares

Peanut Butter Cup Squares is a family favourite dessert recipe in our home!  I made some adjustments for this gluten free version so that I could once again enjoy this square recipe and no one noticed the difference!

Peanut Butter Cup Squares are a family favourite dessert in our home!  I made some adjustments to the recipe for this gluten free version so that I could once again enjoy this square recipe and no one noticed the difference!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Additional Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 cup melted butter
  • 1 3/4 cup gluten free graham crumbs
  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 2 3/4 cups icing sugar
  • 300g semi sweet chocolate chips

Instructions

    1. Melt the butter in the microwave on low.
    2. Add the gluten free graham crumbs to the melted butter.
    3. Stir in the peanut butter and icing sugar until well combined.
    4. Spread the peanut butter mixture evenly in a 9" X 13" baking pan.
    5. Melt the chocolate chips in the microwave on medium (a few seconds at a time).  Stir until completely melted.
    6. Spread the melted chocolate evenly over the peanut butter mixture in the pan.
    7. Chill until firm. 
    8. Before slicing let sit at room temperature until you can score it without cracking all the chocolate.  I heat up a knife under hot water to make this easier.
    9. Cut into squares.  How many depends on how big you want each serving to be.
    10. Serve and enjoy!

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

35

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 183Total Fat: 12gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 14mgSodium: 97mgCarbohydrates: 19gFiber: 1gSugar: 15gProtein: 2g

Sharon

Wednesday 23rd of November 2022

Taste was great but I had a terrible time getting these bars out of the pan. The chocolate broke off the peanut butter base and the bottom crumbled. What could I have done wrong?

Kathleen

Thursday 24th of November 2022

Hi Sharon, All that comes to mind is maybe they were still too cold when you cut them and that is why they separated. I am not sure why your base would crumble. Did you make any substitutions? Kathleen

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