Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars


  • 2 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 1 cup butter, melted
  • 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
  • 2 3/4 cups confectioners' sugar


  1. In a medium bowl, stir together graham cracker crumbs, confectioners' sugar, peanut butter and melted butter.
  2. Press firmly into the bottom of a 9x13 inch pan.
  3. Melt chocolate chips and shortning over a double boiler or in the microwave, stirring occasionally.
  4. Spread melted chocolate over the crumb crust.
  5. Chill for about 5 minutes, then cut into bars before the chocolate is completely set, then chill until ready to serve.


  • For variation, make over a batch of rice crispy treats.