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Disneyland Peanut Butter Squares

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You'll feel like you stepped into the Magic Kingdom with this homemade version of Disneyland's peanut butter squares.
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  1. DISNEYLAND PEANUT BUTTER SQUARES INGREDIENTS
  2. HOW TO MAKE THIS DISNEYLAND PEANUT BUTTER SQUARES RECIPE
  3. HOW TO SERVE
  4. STORAGE
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This tasty copycat dessert makes us feel like we are enjoying Disneyland Peanut Butter Squares right at home. It perfectly combines the crunch of graham crackers, creamy peanut butter, and delicious chocolate for a treat that everyone will keep coming back for.

For peanut butter fans, why not try this Chocolate Peanut Butter Lasagna? Or if you have graham crackers left, then another great no-bake recipe such as the No Bake Chocolate Pudding Pie will be just what you need to use them up.

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DISNEYLAND PEANUT BUTTER SQUARES INGREDIENTS

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You’ll need:

  • 14 whole graham cracker sheets
  • 2 cups creamy peanut butter
  • 8 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 3½ cups powdered sugar
  • 4 tablespoons shortening
  • 4 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips

SUBSTITUTIONS AND ADDITIONS

CHOCOLATE: You can swap the semi-sweet chocolate chips for other types of chips such as dark chocolate or milk chocolate, or even use chunks of chocolate broken up. Just remember if you use milk chocolate, the peanut butter treats might be sweeter.

SHORTENING: If you can’t get shortening, you can use 1 tablespoon of oil in its place and microwave at 50% power rather than full.

PEANUT BUTTER: If you want some extra crunch to your peanut butter chocolate bars along with the graham cracker crunch, you can use crunchy peanut butter as opposed to creamy versions.

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HOW TO MAKE THIS DISNEYLAND PEANUT BUTTER SQUARES RECIPE

STEP ONE: Spray a 9×13-inch glass baking dish with non-stick spray.

PRO TIP:

If you don’t have non-stick spray, you can use parchment paper to line the baking tray. Sometimes this can make it easier to lift out the squares once you have cut them too.

STEP TWO: Place two whole graham cracker sheets in a Ziploc bag and crush with a rolling pin, meat mallet or the bottom of a glass until they are crumbs, then set aside.

STEP THREE: In a medium bowl, mix the peanut butter, butter, vanilla, and salt then slowly add the powdered sugar, a little at a time. Mix until combined.

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STEP FOUR: Add the chocolate chips and shortening to the microwave-safe bowl and heat for 30 seconds at a time, stirring in between until the mixture is smooth. Be careful not to overheat.

PRO TIP:

Don’t leave the shortening out of the recipe. This helps the chocolate chips melt and become that silky, tasty ingredient that makes the Disneyland version so delicious. It also makes it easier to spread the chocolate around.

Disneyland Peanut Butter Squares process shot of chocolate chips and shortening melted in a bowl

STEP FIVE: Add the first layer of graham crackers (6 whole sheets) to the baking dish.

Disneyland Peanut Butter Squares process shot of graham crackers spread in a baking dish

STEP SIX: Pour one-third of the chocolate in a thin layer on top of the crackers.

PRO TIP:

Should you have any problems spreading the chocolate, cut one corner from a Ziploc bag and use it as a piping bag. Add the melted chocolate and squeeze it out of the open corner then move along the baking tray to easily spread it around.

Disneyland Peanut Butter Squares process shot of chocolate mixture spread over the graham crackers

STEP SEVEN: By hand, add fistfuls of the peanut butter mixture on top of the chocolate layer and flatten. Cover as best you can without breaking the crackers below and use up all of the peanut butter mixture.

Disneyland Peanut Butter Squares process shot of peanut butter mixture spread over the chocolate

STEP EIGHT: Layer another one-third of the chocolate on top of the peanut butter and add another layer of crackers (another six sheets) before topping with the rest of the chocolate.

Disneyland Peanut Butter Squares process shot of graham crackers and chocolate mixture spread over the peanut butter

STEP NINE: Sprinkle the crushed graham cracker crumbs on top.

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STEP TEN: Leave to cool in the refrigerator for one hour at least before cutting into squares to serve.

HOW TO SERVE

Enjoy these favorite treats on their own or turn them into a larger dessert by adding a scoop of vanilla ice cream on the side. These peanut butter desserts will satisfy any peanut butter cravings and I dare to you try to stop at just one.

STORAGE

IN THE FRIDGE: Store these Disneyland peanut butter sandwich bars in the refrigerator once you have cut up the squares so that the chocolate and peanut butter are kept cool. Otherwise, if it is a warm day, you could have a melted mess on your hands if you keep them out at room temperature.

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These yummy treats are perfect when you want something sweet and delicious but don’t want to use the oven. Plus, if you are a fan of Disney’s chocolate-covered peanut butter sandwich that is so popular at the parks, this recipe will be an at-home reminder of a great family vacation. A thick peanut butter layer sandwiched between layers of chocolate and graham crackers will make all your dreams come true.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Can I use already crushed graham cracker crumbs for the top?

If you have graham crumbs in your pantry, use can use 1½ cups for the crushed crumbs in this recipe.

How do I store these bars?

The best way to store these no-bake peanut butter bars is in the fridge. If you leave them at room temperature, they may get too soft.

Can I use crunchy peanut butter instead of creamy peanut butter?

If you want extra crunch, feel free to use crunchy peanut butter!

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Disneyland Peanut Butter Squares

5 from 4 votes
You'll feel like you stepped into the Magic Kingdom with this homemade version of Disneyland's peanut butter squares.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 24

Ingredients
  

  • 14 whole graham cracker sheets
  • 2 cups creamy peanut butter
  • 8 tablespoons butter softened
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • cups powdered sugar
  • 4 tablespoons shortening
  • 4 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips

Instructions
 

  • Spray a 9×13-inch glass baking dish with non-stick spray.
  • Place 2 whole graham cracker sheets in a ziploc bag and crush into crumbs with meat mallet or the bottom of a glass. Set aside.
  • Mix peanut butter, butter, vanilla, and salt. Slowly add in powdered sugar a little at a time.
  • In microwave safe bowl heat chocolate chips with shortening. Heat for 30 seconds at a time, stirring between, until smooth. Be careful not to overcook.
  • Lay first layer of graham crackers (6 whole sheets) in sprayed baking dish.
  • Pour about ⅓ of the chocolate into a thin layer over the graham crackers.
  • Using your hands, take fistfuls of the peanut butter mixture and flatten. Lay on top of the chocolate layer. Cover as best you can without breaking the graham crackers below. You will use all of the peanut butter mixture.
  • Layer another ⅓ of chocolate on top of peanut butter and then layer again with graham crackers (6 whole sheets) and pour remaining chocolate on top.
  • Sprinkle crushed graham cracker crumbs on top.
  • Let cool in refrigerator for at least 1 hour. Cut into squares, big or small.

Notes

TIP: If you don’t have non-stick spray, you can use parchment paper to line the baking tray. Sometimes this can make it easier to lift out the squares once you have cut them too.
TIP: Don’t leave the shortening out of the recipe. This helps the chocolate chips melt and become that silky, tasty ingredient that makes the Disneyland version so delicious. It also makes it easier to spread the chocolate around.
TIP: Should you have any problems spreading the chocolate, cut one corner from a Ziploc bag and use it as a piping bag. Add the melted chocolate and squeeze it out of the open corner then move along the baking tray to easily spread it around.

Nutrition

Sodium: 238mg | Calcium: 35mg | Vitamin A: 133IU | Sugar: 32g | Fiber: 4g | Potassium: 324mg | Cholesterol: 12mg | Calories: 457kcal | Saturated Fat: 12g | Fat: 29g | Protein: 8g | Carbohydrates: 44g | Iron: 3mg
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  1. karen says

    5 stars
    I made these for a Mother’s Day get together and they were a huge hit!!!! They taste amazing and I will definitely be making them again!!! Absolutely delicious!!!

  2. karen says

    5 stars
    OMG, these bars are to die for!!!! I made them for my family and they couldn’t stop eating them!!!!! They’re absolutely delicious and I will definitely be making them again very soon!!!!!!

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