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Easy no-bake homemade reeses peanut butter bars!

I am so excited to share this recipe for reeses peanut butter no-bake bars with you. I can’t beleive I haven’t posted these already. They are a family favorite. I found this recipe in my grandma’s recipe box a couple years ago and have been making them ever since. I’m telling you… they taste pretty dang close to a reeses bar… but in my opinion BETTER! The best part? They take about five minutes to make and require absolutely no baking. YEA! Not to mention the chocolate peanut butter combo is amazing. My kind of recipe.

Reeses peanut butter no-bake bars


Easy no-bake homemade reeses peanut butter bars!

Reeses peanut butter no-bake bars

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup salted butter (melted)
  • 2 cups keebler graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 3/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 (11 oz) bag milk chocolate chips

Directions:

1. Combine all ingredients, except chocolate chips in a medium sized bowl. Stir until the mixture is smooth and creamy.
2. Pour peanut butter mixture into a 9x13 pan.
3. Melt chocolate chips in the microwave (at 50% power) for 1-2 minutes. Stir chocolate and pour over the peanut butter mixture. Spread chocolate with a spatula. To even out chocolate, tap pan on the counter.
4. Refrigerate bars for one hour. Cut while bars are still cool. Enjoy!

Check out the video tutorial:

Yummy! These are so good! Enjoy!

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Creative director and founder of I Heart Naptime. Jamielyn aspires to reach women, get their creative juices flowing, and to genuinely inspire. When she’s not creating, Jamielyn loves to chase her three little monkeys and snuggle up on the couch with her man.

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  1. Medbie posted on February 18, 2013 at 11:24 am (#
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    I have Celiac, so graham cracker crumbs are not an option. Do you think it would hold together enough without the crumbs? It looks SO yummy!

    • Jamielyn posted on February 19, 2013 at 10:00 am (#
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      I think it would be too runny without the crumbs. Maybe you could try a gluten free cookie or cracker? Would love to hear how it goes.

      • Rhonda posted on June 19, 2013 at 2:00 pm (#
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        you can get gluten free graham crackers and gluten free graham cracker crumbs from Trader Joes or Whole foods- Ive used both for Smores and Cheesecakes. They are really good

    • Heather posted on February 21, 2013 at 9:25 pm (#
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      I am Gluten free also and really wanted to try this recipe. So I made it tonight and used cornflakes. Oh my goodness they were delicious. My Bro who is not Gluten Free loved them!

      • Jamielyn posted on February 23, 2013 at 8:53 pm (#
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        Yay! I’m glad to know these turned out well using cornflakes. Thanks for letting us know. :)

    • Janet posted on May 1, 2013 at 4:23 am (#
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      If you can eat panko crumbs they should give you the same consistency as the graham cracker, You can even toast them in a pan over very low heat and a lil bit of butter to brown them just don’t walk away from the they brown quick.

    • Dorothy posted on June 8, 2013 at 2:21 pm (#
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      I make something very similar using powdered sugar instead of graham cracker crumbs.

    • Debby posted on August 14, 2013 at 11:05 am (#
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      I use Gluten Free Graham Crackers, just pulse them thru the food processor …

    • Linda posted on September 22, 2013 at 10:22 pm (#
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      I combine peanut butter, margarine, and powdered sugar only. Chill and roll in balls and dip in melted chocolate and chill again. Really yummy with No crumbs.

      • Jamielyn posted on September 23, 2013 at 1:13 pm (#
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        Yum! That sounds delicious…I am going to have to give that a try! Thanks for the idea!

      • Jennifer posted on June 26, 2014 at 5:39 am (#
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        Buckeyes! I love making them at Christmastime!

    • Vicky Kulak posted on November 5, 2013 at 2:32 pm (#
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      You can use Graham Style Crumbs by kinnikinnick foods they are gluten ,dairy and nut free .

      • Jamielyn posted on November 5, 2013 at 6:44 pm (#
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        Great idea, thanks Vicky! :)

    • Sally posted on January 27, 2014 at 9:52 pm (#
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      I too am celiac. You can buy gluten free graham type crackers made by Kinikinnic(sp). I used them to make smores and they weren’t too bad. Would probably be better in this since there is more flavor.

      • Jamielyn posted on January 27, 2014 at 10:23 pm (#
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        Thanks for your comment Sally! I’m sure a lot of people will check out those gluten free graham crackers!

  2. Jess posted on February 18, 2013 at 11:34 am (#
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    This recipe brings back memories as it is the “Peanut Butter Square” that was served in Grade School! :) YUM!!

  3. Sara posted on February 18, 2013 at 6:30 pm (#
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    I just made these tonight and they are awesome! They’re the first peanut butter chocolate thing I’ve ever made that really resembles PB cups… but, like you said, much better! Thanks for the recipe!

  4. Leslie posted on February 19, 2013 at 4:47 am (#
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    I just love all your recipes! I follow you on Pinterest. You have a great blog! So glad I found it.

  5. Crystal posted on February 19, 2013 at 7:05 pm (#
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    My favorite candy bar….Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups….Delicious bars, especially since they are no-bake!! Thanks for the recipe!

    • Roy L Morris posted on May 22, 2013 at 2:00 pm (#
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      Got two packs of Reeses Peanut butter cups in my drawing, alway there for the enjoyment. I will give this recipe a try. Got 6 grandchildren living here, soooooooooo gonna make a big batch.

  6. DEBORAH posted on April 4, 2013 at 10:52 pm (#
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    THANK YOU FOR THIS RECIPE. I JUST MADE IT AN HOUR AGO AND I CAN SAY THIS IS BY FAR THE EASIEST NO BAKE BAR TO MAKE. I WILL BE WATCHING MY GRANDCHILDREN OVER THE WEEKEND AND MY GRANDSON WHO IS 1 1/2 YEARS OLD AND A VERY PICKY EATER AND STILL ONLY WEIGHS 20 LBS I’M HOPING HE WILL LIKE THIS ONE JUST TO GET THE PEANUT BUTTER IN HIM AND GRAHAM CRACKERS. IF HE LIKES IT, I’LL MAKE IT EVERY WEEK FOR HIM. JUST TO MAKE HIM EAT! MY GRANDAUGHTER LOVES EVERYTHING SO NO WORRIES THERE. PERSONALLY I’M NOT A BIG FAN OF PEANUTBUTTER, SO I WON’T BE A GOOD JUDGE OF THIS ONE.

    • Jamielyn posted on April 8, 2013 at 3:04 pm (#
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      So glad you enjoyed the recipe. They really are so easy to make! :)

  7. Dorie posted on April 15, 2013 at 8:07 am (#
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    i made these yesterday and they’re AMAAAZING and super easy. I topped the chocolate with a small amount of fleur de sel before the chocolate set and it really kicked them over the top!

  8. Barbara posted on May 1, 2013 at 5:31 pm (#
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    These look so good as soon as I can get all the ingredients together I am going to make these and share them. Thanks for tr recipe!

  9. connie belt posted on May 6, 2013 at 6:26 pm (#
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    looks yummy!

  10. Brook posted on May 9, 2013 at 10:49 am (#
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    I made these this week, and they are soooo good! I ran out of graham crackers, so the other cup was of bread crumbs I had in the pantry! They still turned out amazing. They were for my friends birthday and it was a hit. Thanks!

  11. Becca posted on May 13, 2013 at 9:27 am (#
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    Love these! Only I make them with carob chips, as my husband is allergic to chocolate. And as much as I love chocolate, I prefer these with carob.

  12. teresawaymire posted on May 31, 2013 at 7:43 pm (#
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    Just come across this can’t wait to try pb bars and other new recipes

  13. Chris posted on June 1, 2013 at 1:58 pm (#
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    Is there a good way of melting the chocolate chips without using a microwave?

    • Jamielyn posted on June 2, 2013 at 10:08 pm (#
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      You could also use a double broiler. Hope that helps. :)

  14. Kelly posted on June 12, 2013 at 2:13 pm (#
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    I just made these today and loved loved them. Especially the no-bake aspect! Is it alright if I feature them on my blog? I will link back to your original posting.

    http://www.cookieclinic.blogspot.com

    Thanks!

    • Jamielyn posted on June 12, 2013 at 3:23 pm (#
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      Hi Kelly! So glad you enjoyed them. They’re one of our favorites! Yes you can totally write about them. Just make sure to re-write the recipe in your own words and use your own picture with a link back to the original recipe. Thanks! :)

  15. Van posted on June 17, 2013 at 5:07 pm (#
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    These are great but when I make them the chocolate is separating from the graham cracker base when I cut them. Do you know why this would be happening?

    • Jamielyn posted on June 17, 2013 at 6:24 pm (#
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      Was the chocolate fresh? Also, try using a plastic knife when cutting them. It makes a nice smooth cut.

  16. nancy posted on June 24, 2013 at 1:14 pm (#
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    have been making these for years a good tip is to into squars before you put in frig my recipe is a little different 1 cup p butter 1 cup butter 1/3 box gram crackers crushed 1 box conf sugar (not so much measuring )

  17. My Inner Chick posted on July 13, 2013 at 2:05 pm (#
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    I never commented! Wanted you to know…I am baking this today! WOW

    • Jamielyn posted on July 15, 2013 at 2:17 pm (#
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      Thanks for commenting! I hope the recipe turned out great for you! :)

  18. Laurie posted on August 18, 2013 at 9:34 am (#
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    Can these be made using margarine instead of butter?

    • Jamielyn posted on August 19, 2013 at 1:30 pm (#
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      Hi Laurie! Using margarine should work just fine! :) Hope you enjoy these!

  19. RainbowJournal posted on September 11, 2013 at 3:08 pm (#
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    This looks so yummy! Can’t wait to try it myself and blog about it. My niece has peanut allergies though. I was wondering if that part can be omitted or is there an alternative you can suggest?

    • RainbowJournal posted on September 11, 2013 at 3:14 pm (#
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      Ooops! Silly of me, the peanut butter is one of the main ingredients… LOL! So I guess, is there an alternative?

    • Jamielyn posted on September 17, 2013 at 5:16 pm (#
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      Maybe you could see if she can have almond butter or cookie butter, those should work great too! :)

  20. Constance Smith posted on October 15, 2013 at 4:31 pm (#
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    Hello there – I’m not sure if you know this, but I just saw this very recipe (and a few more of yours) posted with your photo and recipe on a facebook page. I am also a food blogger, and I and some others do our very best to protect our content. I just thought I would let you know in case you wanted to report it for copywrite infringement on facebook. https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.177021759135364.1073742650.120448741459333&type=1 Just an FYI – do with the information what you feel is appropriate. If anyone was posting my content, I would want to know.

    • Jamielyn posted on October 20, 2013 at 8:44 pm (#
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      Thanks for letting me know, I appreciate it! I’ll check it out! :)

  21. Jessica posted on November 10, 2013 at 2:39 pm (#
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    Just made these! So so easy and delicious!! Didn’t have 2 full cups of graham crackers so I did 1 cup of graham crackers, 1 cup of pretzel crumbs . Turned out great!

    • Jamielyn posted on November 10, 2013 at 2:59 pm (#
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      I love these Reeses bars, I’m so glad you enjoyed them too! Thanks for your comment Jessica! :)

  22. Lori posted on November 10, 2013 at 7:58 pm (#
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    LOVE these! My kids love them too! Plan to make them for our swim team this week!!!

    • Jamielyn posted on November 12, 2013 at 12:54 pm (#
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      I hope you enjoy them! They are so YUMMY, I need to make them again soon!

  23. Samantha posted on January 29, 2014 at 12:03 pm (#
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    Can you buy the crumbs or do you buy the crackers and smash them?

    • Jamielyn posted on January 30, 2014 at 8:46 pm (#
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      Hi Samantha! You can buy them or smash them, both ways work! The kind I used were Keebler graham cracker crumbs! :)

  24. Cindy+Roy posted on July 22, 2014 at 11:43 pm (#
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    I found your recipe on Pinterest and just had to try them out. Sure enough the whole family loved them. I was wondering if you would mind if I posted your recipe on my blog?

    • Jamielyn posted on July 23, 2014 at 2:42 pm (#
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      I’m glad your whole family loved them Cindy! Of course you can post it, just make sure to include a link back to my post! :)

  25. Nance posted on August 12, 2014 at 10:58 am (#
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    I’d like to do this as a make ahead before a vacation. Do they freeze? Or could they be made a week in advance and kept in the fridge and still be fine?

    • Jamielyn posted on September 22, 2014 at 1:39 pm (#
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      Hi! I’ve never tried freezing them, I think that the chocolate would crack. I would probably make them within 2-3 days before an event for the best quality. :)

  26. Luzbelle Santiago (Roel) posted on September 27, 2014 at 9:21 am (#
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    likes peanut butter delicious recipes :)

  27. Lea posted on March 31, 2015 at 2:29 pm (#
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    Want to make these for Easter. Just wondering, the ingredients in this recipe, will that be enough for such a big pan or should I double it?  Also, when melting chocolate, do you have to add melted butter?

    • Jamielyn posted on May 3, 2015 at 12:36 am (#
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      Hi! This recipe is enough for a 9×13 pan. You don’t have to add melted butter but you can if you want to! :)

  28. Sharin Quinlan posted on April 25, 2015 at 7:26 pm (#
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    I’ve been making candies like these for years. Long before Facebook or blogging were ever heard of.  The only difference between your recipe and mine is the preparation and name. Mine are just Peanut Butter bars.
    I’ve also seen the same recipe in books and on TV cook shows. My question is, What makes this recipe yours that bloggers have to link to your sight to share it? Not trying to be contrary, just curious.

    • Jamielyn posted on May 2, 2015 at 11:35 pm (#
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      Hi Sharin! This recipe is a family favorite passed down from my grandmother. I had never seen it in a recipe book or TV show, but wouldn’t be surprised since these are a favorite in my family! :)

  29. Bowman posted on May 2, 2015 at 6:36 pm (#
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    Awesome they were amazing! Thanks so much. But I have a question… What is the best sub for peanunt butter?????

    • Jamielyn posted on May 2, 2015 at 11:23 pm (#
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      I’m glad you liked them! I haven’t tried substituting the peanut butter, but you could try almond butter. :)

  30. lisa posted on May 3, 2015 at 4:37 pm (#
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    Hi, I’m from the UK, so instead of Graham Crackers, I placed in HobNob biscuits (which is a wheat nutty biscuit)…taste so much like Reese Choc it’s great! I’m giving them to my sister who has just given birth for the first time!

    • Jamielyn posted on May 11, 2015 at 3:45 pm (#
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      Thanks for your comment Lisa! I’m glad they turned out well for you. :)

  31. Christina Bowman posted on May 21, 2015 at 7:47 am (#
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    We loved these!! We used the Honey Maid brand of graham crackers, and they tasted even better than the others. I am making some now for a movie night with friends. Thanks so much. Oh, one question,…….. some ladies from my neighborhood asked for the recipe and I was wondering if I could give it out?

    Thanks so much

    • Jamielyn posted on May 27, 2015 at 8:31 pm (#
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      I would be happy if you shared it with your neighborhood friends! Thanks for your kind comment Christina. I’m glad you enjoyed these!

  32. Linda Oliphant posted on May 25, 2015 at 9:41 pm (#
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    Is the crust not mixed and put in the pan separately from the peanut butter mixture?

    • Jamielyn posted on May 27, 2015 at 8:14 pm (#
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      Nope, it is all mixed together! :)

  33. kim posted on June 6, 2015 at 5:53 pm (#
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    Hi.
    I’m from the UK and never heard of these crackers.  Could I use digestive biscuits instead. I really want to make them as they look delicious. 
    Thanks

    • Jamielyn posted on June 15, 2015 at 3:40 pm (#
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      Hi Kim! I haven’t tried using digestive biscuits, but I searched them online and I think they would make a good substitute. :)

  34. Rachael Hickle posted on June 13, 2015 at 3:13 am (#
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    Hi I was wondering what the Carb and serving size was for the peanut butter no bake bars, I made these but unless I know the Carb and serving I can’t eat them :( thank you for time have a good day :)

    • Jamielyn posted on June 15, 2015 at 4:43 pm (#
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      Hi Rachael! I’m sorry but I don’t know the carb and serving size. There should be a website to help you find that information! :)

  35. Rumi posted on July 8, 2015 at 2:14 pm (#
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    I am so happy thanks for your idea…

  36. Pam posted on September 26, 2015 at 8:17 pm (#
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    I made these tn but when I went to spread the chocolate it was not spreading easily therefore the peanut butter mixture was also spreading with it almost like I should’ve put the base in the fridge for awhile then it would’ve been harder and allowed the chocolate to spread out and look better.  What happened?

    • Laura Capello posted on September 27, 2015 at 10:34 am (#
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      It depends, your home may have been more warm or humid than when we made them. I’d definitely put the peanut butter layer in the fridge next time if you see that happening again. Hope this helps! :)

  37. Dezire posted on November 13, 2015 at 3:44 pm (#
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    I think these would be perfect as a Christmas holiday treat, for friends. I’m not going to wait that long to make them heading to my kitchen now, I want to know if they can be cut with my mini Christmas cookie cutters. Well really I just want to eat one now.

  38. Alie posted on November 15, 2015 at 6:45 pm (#
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    I can’t wait to try this. Do you need to grease/spray the pan? Will they stick?

    • Laura Capello posted on November 16, 2015 at 8:14 am (#
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      We haven’t had any issues, but you can butter or spray the pan if you like! :)

  39. Lindsey posted on January 13, 2016 at 3:40 pm (#
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    How do you store these? Do you keep them in the refrigerator? Or can you keep these at room temperature?

    • I Heart Naptime posted on January 14, 2016 at 7:09 am (#
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      Room temperature for me works!

  40. Meghann posted on January 13, 2016 at 4:40 pm (#
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    What brand of peanut butter did you use? Would you suggest actual Reese’s brand peanut butter, or would anything would work and make it taste about the same? I can’t wait to try some of your recipes. Thanks!!

    • I Heart Naptime posted on January 14, 2016 at 7:08 am (#
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      I’ve used a few different brands and they’ve all turned out deliciously! :)

  41. Nancy posted on August 7, 2016 at 3:14 pm (#
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    My peanut butter mixture turned out a bit runny, not firm like the filling of a Reese’s.  Added some more graham cracker crumbs, didn’t help.  Trying to refrigerate it in hopes of firming it up.  It tastes wonderful, but doesn’t have a bar constancy.  Any ideas?

    • I Heart Naptime posted on August 7, 2016 at 7:51 pm (#
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      If you used natural peanut butter, that could make it harder to set. I’d try adding in a 1/4 cup powdered sugar, mixing well and see if it that helps (if not, do a second 1/4 powdered sugar to the mix). Or, if your house is warm, refrigerating should do the trick!