Growing up we called them Peanut Butter Squares, some called them Hollywood Squares (anyone who grew up in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio) – these little peanut treats are sure to bring back memories of grade school lunches.
I borrowed this recipe from the Hollywood Squares recipe originally printed in the Cuyahoga Falls News-Press. After going over the ingredients, I was a bit hesitant in preparing it – it’s really nothing but sugar and fat. Not the best recipe to be publishing so early in 2010 when many resolutions are already hanging by a thread.
These Peanut Butter Squares are certainly delicious and very rich. Kind of like a peanut butter cup on steroids. One tiny square and your peanut butter craving will be cured. Yep, I said “peanut butter craving” – I get them all the time. I usually cure mine with a bit of Skippy Peanut Butter mixed with vanilla ice cream. Now I have a new medicine.
Peanut Butter Squares, aka Hollywood Squares
- 2 cups peanut butter
- 2 ½ cups powdered sugar
- ½ cup brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- ½ cup graham cracker crumbs
- ½ cup melted butter
- 4 squares semi-sweet baking chocolate
- 2 tablespoon peanut butter
1.) Combine all ingredients except topping ingredients. Mix well and place in a buttered 9″x13″ square pan.
2.) Melt the topping ingredients together and spread over the top of the peanut butter mixture.
3.) Chill until topping is firm.
Peanut Butter Squares on Let’s Get Cookin’
Hollywood Squares on Tasty Kitchen