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


In a medium bowl, stir together graham cracker crumbs, confectioners' sugar, peanut butter and melted butter.

Press firmly into the bottom of a 9x13 inch pan.

Melt chocolate chips and shortning over a double boiler or in the microwave, stirring occasionally.

Spread melted chocolate over the crumb crust.

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.