Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge Bars

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Growing up, Saturday nights were for grocery shopping. (Lame, I know, but the store is empty!) A few times a year, my dad would toss a jumbo sized bag of Reese’s peanut butter cups into the cart without my mom noticing. These were the nights I lived for: coming home from Walmart, sitting at the kitchen bar with my dad, and making ourselves sick off of peanut butter cups. My little sister, who hated the candy, would sit in between us and open all the wrappers. Back in the day, peanut butter cups still had the orange wrapper, then the little white cardboard underneath, and then the crinkly brown paper. As fast as she could unwrap, we ate them. By the end of the night, the entire counter was covered in the orange, white, and brown packaging, and we were on a sugar high like no other. Ever since then, I have been a huge fan of the peanut butter and chocolate combo, and these bars bring back those sweet childhood memories.

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Notes:

  1. As obsessed as I am with the peanut butter and chocolate combo, I know not everyone can enjoy it. Feel free to replace the peanut butter chips with white chocolate, butterscotch, or even just more chocolate chips!

Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge Bars

Yield: 20 bars

Time: 45 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 3/4 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 2 cups chocolate chips
  • 14 oz can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup peanut butter chips

Method:

  1. Melt butter and combine with graham cracker crumbs.
  2. Press into a 9 x 13 pan and bake for 8 minutes at 375°F.
  3. Melt 1 cup of the chocolate chips with the sweetened condensed milk and vanilla.
  4. Spread over crust.
  5. Sprinkle the peanut butter chips and remaining chocolate chips over the chocolate fudge.
  6. Bake at 350°F for 20 minutes.
  7. Cool, cut, and enjoy!

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