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"Peanut Butter Cup" Bars

What you need: 

1 package vegan graham crackers (about 9 crackers), crushed into small crumbs
2 cups powdered sugar
1 cup peanut butter
1/2 cup vegan margarine, softened
1 cup vegan chocolate chips
1 teaspoon oil

What you do: 

1. In a bowl, thoroughly mix together graham cracker crumbs, powdered sugar, peanut butter, and margarine.
2. Spread the mixture onto the bottom of a 9x13" pan. In a small microwave-safe bowl, combine the chocolate chips and oil, and microwave for 30 seconds.
3. Mix the chocolate and continue to microwave at 10 second intervals until the chocolate is creamy and spreadable.
4. Spread the chocolate over the peanut butter mixture and place the pan into the refrigerator until the chocolate has hardened.
Source of recipe: My sister made these a while back, and they are amazing!

Preparation Time: 
15 minutes
Cooking Time: 
Servings: 
18
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SO HOW'D IT GO?

These were so easy to make and tasted AMAZING I ended up eating much of them myself haha. I will make these again.

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soooo amazing! I made this twice so far, served each time to non vegans who absolutely loved it! I even won over my friend's boyfriend who was worried when I said I was bringing over a vegan dessert  ;)b  So easy to make yet so amazingly addicting. I used cinnamon graham crackers since I couldn't find vegan regular, I think it added an extra pop to the flavors.

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Awesome....these bars passed the test of vegan and non vegan kids.  Normally this is very hard to do.  Thank you for this wonderful recipe which is a great dessert or snack given the peanut butter. 

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These bars are ridiculously delicious.  I didn't have powdered sugar so I used 1/2 cup regular sugar and 1/2 cup brown sugar.  Amazing!  It's not overly sweet and the texture is perfect.  This is my new favorite dessert recipe.

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Made these awhile ago and today and they're excellent! I was worried at first about what the graham crackers were for but they really give the peanut butter a great texture (it doesn't end up tasting like graham crackers). I cut down the powdered sugar a little and used 1 1/4 cups chocolate chips (with 1 1/14 teaspoons oil). Mixed the peanut butter mixture easily with a pastry blender.
I used my fingers to spread the chocolate to the edges! Mine hardened up within ten minutes. I found it easier to cut them before they were fully hardened (less cracking of the chocolate).

The first time I made them I decided to make more work for myself and do a bottom layer of chocolate too. It was unnecessary, imo, and actually too much chocolate so from now own I'll stick with just the top layer. Definitely very Reese's-like!

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;)b  These bars were awesome! Super easy to make too! I brought them to work to share, they were gone in 10 minutes!

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Finding vegan food that my husband will eat is very difficult but I made these and he just raved! They were so delicious! You can bet that I'm making these again!  ;)b

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These were really, really yummy and tasted just like reeses peanut butter cups! My husband said he would rather eat them with white chocolate, so I will be making them again soon. Everyone needs to try these!

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I really shouldn't have looked at this recipe. As soon as I saw it, I demanded that they be made. I never used to be that huge of a fan of peanut butter and chocolate (it was okay, but never my favourite), but ever since I had my daughter last November, I can't get enough of the stuff! :P
Anyway, I made some, and used some suggestions that people offered. They were FANTASTIC!! Not exactly like Reece's, but close enough that it makes me not have to worry about wanting to buy it ever again :P
I also melted my chocolate on the stove, added a little soymilk because it clumped up pretty weird. Added a bit of vanilla extract to it (which I won't do next time, to see if it tastes more like Reece's). I used 1-1/2 cups of powdered sugar, and ended up having to use 2 cups chocolate chips. For some reason, the chocolate wouldn't spread very well overtop. But it was a nice thick layer of chocolate, so I didn't mind ;)
I also used a 9x9 pan. They weren't super thick, but I wouldn't use a 9x13 until you like REALLY thin bars. I cut mine 4 lines down one side, 5 down the other, and it was perfect.
I am DEFINITELY going to make again, and I encourage others to too!

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I made these twice. The first time, I used cinnamon graham crackers and Trader Joe's chocolate chips. These were the BEST!!! The second time, I used regular butter instead of vegan margarine and Ghiradeli chocolate chips. I'm not sure which substitution wasn't a great idea, but the second batch just wasn't as delicious as the first. I also doubled the chocolate + oil recommendation to give a thicker layer. EVERYONE loved these!!!  ;)b

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