I have not had a Reese's peanut butter cup in a LONG time. When I saw several recipes posted on the Internet for Peanut Butter Bars I realized they could easily be made vegan. And if the promise of tasting like Reese's Peanut Butter cups was true it would certainly be worth the effort, right?
Right! They do taste like what I remember a Reese's Cup tasting like. And this is my kind of "baking"... no oven needed!
They were a hit with everyone who has tried them thus far-- this recipe is a keeper!
Reese's Peanut Butter (Cup) Bars
2 cups graham cracker crumbs
1 cup plus 4 tbsp organic peanut butter
1 cup vegan butter, melted (I used Earth Balance)
2 cups confectioners sugar
1 1/2 cups vegan chocolate chips
In a large bowl combine the graham cracker crumbs, 1 cup of peanut butter, melted butter and confectioners sugar. Mix until well incorporated and spread mixture into the bottom of a 9x13 baking dish.
Melt chocolate chips and the rest of the peanut butter over a double boiler until very smooth. Pour over top of peanut butter mixture and spread evenly over the top with an icing spreader or knife. Cover in plastic wrap and refrigerate until chocolate is fully cooled, at least an hour.
Cut with a knife into bars and serve.