This Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup-inspired recipe represents my aesthetic well. It was inspired by my favorite menu item in the kitchen at Clearwater Camp for Girls, the classic peanut butter bar. I use hippie ingredients like oats and honey, but also sweet, sweet trash like actual Reese’s cups. I recommend it for self-medicating OR celebrating after the election!
Makes:1 9×9 pan
- 6 tablespoons butter
- 1 1/2 cups rolled oats
- 1/3 cup honey
- 1/2 teaspoon salt + more for sprinkling
- 3/4 cup peanut butter + 2 tablespoons
- 1/2 cup chocolate chips
- as many mini peanut butter cups as your heart desires (but probably 6)
- In a blender, blend oats to a powder, or as fine as the blender will allow.
- Melt butter in a pan over medium heat.
- Once melted, stir in oats, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and honey. Once combined, stir in 3/4 cup of peanut butter.
- Cover bottom and sides of pan with foil or parchment. Spoon peanut butter mixture into pan and smooth to form an even layer that fills pan.
- Unwrap peanut butter cups and press them down throughout the mixture.
- Melt remaining 2 tablespoons of peanut butter and chocolate to form a smooth mixture. The easiest way to do this is in the microwave, heating for 30 seconds, stirring, and then repeating. Or heat in a double boiler.
- Pour chocolate mixture over peanut butter mixture and smooth with the back of a spoon. Sprinkle salt over top.
- Place in fridge to harden for at least two hours.
- To serve, remove from fridge and cut into squares.