Kelli's StoryYum. The rich taste of peanut butter with Reese's Pieces candies. I dare you to try to eat only one.
We are a household of peanut butter lovers. Entire jars of peanut butter have been known to go missing in a week and my 3 year old refers to the jar of Jif as "my peanut butter." My husband puts peanut butter on his pancakes- no joke. Needless to say, these bars never last very long. These bars would also be good with chocolate chips in place of the candies as well.
1 1/2 c
unsalted butter, softened
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1 1/2 c
light brown sugar
peanut butter (your preference, creamy or crunchy)
reese's pieces (i think it's about 12 oz. i use a little over 3/4's of a 15 oz bag)
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1Preheat oven to 350 and grease a 13 x 9 pan. Combine flour, baking powder, and salt in a small bowl. Set aside. In a large bowl, beat butter and brown sugar until combined. Add the eggs, vanilla, and peanut butter.
2Stir the flour in by hand. Then fold in the Reese's Pieces. (Note: the original recipe calls for a 12 oz bag of mini Reese's Pieces, but I cannot find those at the store, so I just use regular Reese's Pieces).
3Spoon into prepared pan and bake for 30-35 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.
Kelli Thomas kelli1 - Sep 23, 2012
Theresa Overton Treeissaved - Nov 28, 2012
Kelli, these look wonderful. I am looking for a recipe that I grew up with. We had them often in school. I believe that they were called Peanut Butter Bars. The looks of this one seems to be the same minus the Reese's pieces. I think I will try it without them to see how close it is. I tried for years to find them and have come close but just not exact... Thank you so much for sharing your recipe. :)
Kelli Thomas kelli1 - Nov 29, 2012
I hope you like them. They are especially yummy right out of the oven or zapped in the microwave later for about 10 seconds. ;)
Asheley Yogerst Asheley_Yogerst - Nov 16, 2013
can you make this recipe into cookies? If you can does any of the amount of ingedients change or the bake time?
Kelli Thomas kelli1 - Nov 16, 2013
Hi Ashley, I don't know if it would work like cookies or not as I've never tried it.