Wednesday, December 14, 2011

No Bake Reese's Bars

Growing up my mom would make Reese's bars for me and my sisters and we loved them. Since then I got the recipe from her and would make them from time to time for parties or just hanging with friends. They are easy to make and so yummy!


1 ½ cups peanut butter
1 stick butter
1 (6 oz) pkg. semi-sweet chocolate chips
½ cup graham cracker crumbs crushed
1 box powdered sugar
1/3 block paraffin

Melt butter. Mix with rest of dry ingredients. Press into a long cake pan. Melt chocolate chips and paraffin. Pour over ingredients in pan. Let cool; cut into squares.

Those are the basic directions. Here are my directions -- with visuals!! (More fun that way, right? Get enough powdered sugar to kill a horse (1 box) and pour it into a big bowl.


Get 1 1/2 cups of peanut butter and dump that in on top. (make sure your counters are as messy as possible before doing this step)

 Melt a stick of butter and pour that in too. (Paula Dean would be so proud!)

Pour in 1/2 cup graham cracker crumbs and mix together.

Once your hands are covered with all your ingredients, wipe them on your pants and get your pants all messy too.

Melt 1/3 block of paraffin in the microwave (mine took me about 3 minutes). Then pour your chocolate chips into the bowl with the paraffin. Stir until mostly mixed.

Put the bowl back in the microwave for 30 second intervals until the chocolate is good and melted, stirring at the end of each 30 second interval.

Pour your peanut butter mixture into a pan and roll it out.

Then pour your chocolate on top.

You, my friend, have homemade Reese's bars!

And a messy kitchen too, but what-evs. You get to enjoy a tasty treat so it doesn't matter! =)

14 comments: said...

I wish I hadn't read this. :) Just kidding...looks amazing!! I'm a new follower. Thanks for stopping over!

Meredith said...

Yummmm! Oh Morgan, this is dangerous!

The Atwoods said...

Love these things! So addicting :)

Kathy C. said...

That looks so delish!! I have to try this recipe out!

Fashion Meets Food said...

Oh my word my roomie would go crazy over these! xo

Kalli said...

Yum yum yum. But seriously I shouldn't be seeing this haha I would eat the entire pan.

claire said...


Savannah said...

Just pinned this recipe! Can't wait to try it because they look delicious!!!

Summer-Raye said...

Morgan, Morgan, Morgan! WHY did you post these? now I need them in my life.... they look awesome. :)

Britt said...

My hubby would go crazy for these. He's a Reese's fanatic! I'll have to make them as a surprise. Thanks for the great idea!

Sara @ Russet Street Reno said...

Huh? Isn't paraffin wax?? I'm confused!!

Lacie @ Creative Attempts said...

I was in search of a treat recipe for our ginger bread house making contest tomorrow night and you totally delivered yay. Thank you

Katie said...

These look...dangerously delicious. said...

I'm back looking at these again. I've always been afraid to eat parafin. Do you notice it in the bars? Where do you get it?