Peanut Butter Squares

Our mouth-watering peanut butter squares are smooth, rich, and creamy–these are the ultimate peanut butter and chocolate treat!

The Backstory: If you’re a fan of the classic chocolate-peanut butter combo, (and let’s face it, who isn’t?) you can thank my lovely friend, Lisa Dunne for this finger-licking recipe for peanut butter squares! Lisa is a fabulous cook, fellow Temple Emanuel and Sisterhood member, and one of the very first people I met when I moved to Andover, Massachusetts in the mid 2000s. This recipe was originally published in the Temple’s Sisterhood cookbook, From Bubbie’s Blintzes To Our Gourmet Dishes, back in 2006, and I’m so grateful to Lisa for permission to share it with you here. More of the Backstory after the recipe

Peanut Butter Squares

What needs to be said? This decadent dessert is a chocolate and peanut butter lovers dream. What's more, it takes only minutes to make and the kids can help too.
Course Desserts
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 9 bars


For the Bottom Layer

  • 1 cup melted butter or margarine
  • 1 lb. confectioner's sugar
  • 1 lb. peanut butter (creamy or crunchy)
  • 2 cups graham cracker crumbs

For the Top Layer

  • 1/4 cup butter or margarine
  • 1 cup chocolate chips


  1. Mix together the bottom layer ingredients and place in the bottom of a 9 x 13 inch pan.
  2. Melt together 1/4 cup butter or margarine and 1 cup chocolate chips. Spread on mixture like frosting. Refrigerate. Cut into squares.

…The Backstory continues: This scrumptious, almost too-easy-to-make recipe truly takes only minutes to prepare, and it’s a fun dessert for the kids to help make too since there’s no real oven work (just a little melting), cutting, or heavy lifting involved. They’ll love getting in there and spreading the chocolate frosting on and even mixing the bottom graham cracker crumb layer. This is a just a fun recipe to make and enjoy with kids, but most of all, it’s just plain delicious.


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Jodi Luber

Jodi Luber

Here goes: Born in Brooklyn. Daughter of a bagel baker with a Henny Youngman soul and a mom who makes Joan Rivers seem tame. Late bloomer. Married the love of my life at 45 and love being a mom to our three kids. I'm a professor at Boston U. Happiest in the kitchen baking and remembering how my dad would melt from a single bite of my cheesecake.
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