Tuesday Treats: Peanut Butter Cup Squares

I don’t eat a lot of candy. I like candy. A lot. Which is why I don’t buy it. Peanut M&Ms. Snickers. And Reeces Peanut Butter Cups. There’s just something about peanut butter and chocolate that is divine. This makes me a total sucker for any recipe that even faintly resembles a Reeces. Here’s a quick recipe that doesn’t take much prep time–make it in the morning and serve it as an afternoon snack. What’s not to love, right?

Prep Time: 15 min.
Total Time: 4 hr. 30 min.
Servings: 16 servings

A cookie crust is topped with layers of creamy peanut butter and chocolate—elevating these squares from a candy store favorite to an elegant delight.

What You Need
25 peanut butter sandwich cookies, divided
1/4 cup butter or margarine, melted
1 pkg. (8 oz.) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, softened
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
1 cup cold milk
1 pkg. (3.4 oz.) JELL-O Vanilla Flavor Instant Pudding
2-1/2 cups thawed COOL WHIP Whipped Topping, divided
3 oz. Baker’s Semi-Sweet Chocolate

Make It
Line 9-inch square pan with Reynolds Wrap® Aluminum Foil, with ends of foil extending over sides. Finely crush 24 cookies. Mix with butter; press onto bottom of prepared pan.

Beat cream cheese and peanut butter in medium bowl with whisk until blended. Add milk and dry pudding mix; beat 2 min. Stir in 1 cup COOL WHIP; spoon over crust. Refrigerate until ready to use.

Microwave remaining COOL WHIP and chocolate in microwaveable bowl on HIGH 1-1/2 to 2 min. or until chocolate is completely melted and mixture is well blended, stirring after each minute. Cool completely.

Spread chocolate mixture over pudding layer in pan. Chop remaining cookie; sprinkle over chocolate mixture. Refrigerate 4 hours or until firm. Use foil handles to lift dessert from pan before cutting to serve.

CLICK HERE for all the nutritional information. This is a favorite of all the kids–big and small and easy enough that any of the Wolves’ mates (even Hannah! 😉 ) can whip it up. If you are new to the Wolves, I suggest you start at the beginning, but if you want to meet all the kids and see how the story ends, mostly, then click on the book cover. You can read MOON SHOT free with a Kindle Unlimited subscription or buy it for $1.99 until June 1st. I’ll be taking all the books off the super-cheap sale in June.

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About Silver James

I like walks on the wild side and coffee. Lots of coffee. Warning: My Muse runs with scissors. Author of two award-winning series--Moonstruck and The Penumbra Papers, Red Dirt Royalty (Harlequin Desire) & other books! Purveyor of magic, mystery, mayhem and romance. Lots and lots of romance.
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4 Responses to Tuesday Treats: Peanut Butter Cup Squares

  1. You’re testin’ my willpower, lady. I love anything chocolate and peanut butter. I put peanut butter on my ice cream and then squirt chocolate sauce all over it. I’ve been known to squirt chocolate sauce on a peanut butter sandwich. But no. I’m being good.

    I did make a cake yesterday. Applesauce cake with walnuts and pecans. The only fat is from the nuts. So healthy. So good. (And so not the decadence of this recipe. :sniffle:)

  2. mistimaan says:

    Looks very yummy 🙂

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