Peanut Butter Squares are the classic school lunchroom treat from your childhood. This no-bake dessert has a thick layer of peanut butter topped with a layer of chocolate.
Author: Lizzy T
3 1/2cupspeanut buttercreamy
3 3/4cupspowdered sugar
6ouncessemi-sweet chocolate chips
Mix peanut butter, butter, sugars and vanilla in a stand mixer. Beat on medium speed for about 3 minutes. The peanut butter will be very soft. If you feel it is too sticky, feel free to add a little more powdered sugar for a firmer bar.
Put waxed paper (or aluminum foil) in an 9x13 pan (allowing the waxed paper to hang over the sides of the pan) and press the peanut butter mixture down in it evenly.
Melt the chocolate chips in a microwave-safe bowl in 20 second increments, stirring between each interval. Be careful to melt the chocolate slowly...chocolate will burn quickly if it gets too hot.
Spread the chocolate evenly over the peanut butter mixture. Allow the bars to set in the refrigerator for about 20 minutes.
Remove the dish from the refrigerator. Pull up on the sides of the wax paper and place the bars on a flat surface.
Cut into 24 bars and allow the chocolate to set completely.
Store the bars in an airtight container.
**A note here that the peanut butter "batter" is very soft. These do not have a firm texture like a brownie bar. The bottom layer is meant to be soft. If you'd like to make the bars firmer, add a little more powdered sugar.**You can store these in the fridge, freezer, or just in an airtight container at room temperature. Any way you store them, they are delicious!