Wednesday, 11 November 2009

Chocolate Peanut Butter Squares


These taste exactly like Reese's Peanut Butter cups. They even have the same texture!

You may have noticed that I don't post many recipes that use nuts (if I do they are easily omitted). This is due to a severe peanut allergy in our family. This is a recipe that I've had for a long time but haven't made in over 6 years. These squares are amazing!

For those of us dealing with an anaphylactic allergy to peanuts you can substitute Freenut Butter instead of peanut butter. I buy mine at a local Sobey's food store and it is the closest thing to peanut butter in taste and texture that I have been able to find. I love the stuff!!! Plus, it's gluten free, has omega-3 and -6 polyunsaturates and is trans-fat and cholesterol free. You can't get better than that! You can get more information on Freenut Butter by going to http://www.totallynutfree.ca/.

1 cup butter or margarine
4 cups icing sugar
2 cups peanut butter (or Freenut Butter)
1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
1/2 cup butter or margarine
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

Melt 1 cup of butter over low heat. Remove from heat and stir in icing sugar, peanut butter/Freenut Butter and graham cracker crumbs. Spread mixture evenly in a jelly roll pan. Pat down gently.

To make topping: Melt together 1/2 cup of butter with chocolate chips. Spread this mixture over the peanut butter mixture. Refrigerate for 1/2 hour. Cut into squares.

Originally from: allrecipes.com

4 comments:

mvandooren said...

Tried this. Wasn't sure at first. But after they were in the fridge for a few days, I cut up the rest to store in another container, and had great difficulty stopping eating them. Very yummy!

Laurie said...

Glad to hear you liked them. I only ever made them once (obviously many years ago).. but they didn't last long once Brad and I got our hands on them. :)

jenn said...

so my fav ... need to make these again soon!
thanks friend!

Mommydoodle said...

Well, I'm waiting for them to chill enought to try one as I type this. Mine will be very sweet I suspect as I only had milk chocolate chips on-hand for the topping. I also used an entire bag of chipits (we are a chocolate worshipping family afterall!) The next time I make them, I'll add the peanut butter to the melted butter first, then the dry ingredients. The mixture should be a little smoother I think. Can't wait to dig into the pan!!!

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