5 Ingredients or Fewer

Chocolate & Peanut Butter Squares

April 11, 2012
0 Ratings
  • Serves 8
Author Notes

Just 4 ingredients! Folks in my life have been going crazy for this treat for years! These make a wonderful food gift as well! the addition of white chocolate really makes the peanut butter part smooth and silky! —SouffleBombay

What You'll Need
  • 1 pound white chocolate
  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 1 1/2 cups semi sweet chocolate (or chocolate chips)
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  1. *I happen to have a silicone "pan" with 24 squares in it - which I use when making this and they just pop right out. You can also use a 9x9 baking pan lined with parchment or wax paper, lightly sprayed with oil.
  2. Line your pan with parchment or waxed paper, leaving an overhang. (you can also use foil however you will need to spray it with cooking spray). Melt your white chocolate in your microwave for about a minute, stir until the chocolate is melted and creamy. Add in the peanut butter and stir until blended and smooth.
  3. Spread mixture into your pan. Refrigerate for 15 minutes or until a bit firm.
  4. In a saucepan, combine your milk chocolate and your cream and heat over medium high heat until melted and smooth, stirring constantly. Pour/smooth over peanut butter mixture. Chill for at least 3 hours or overnight. Later, lift out the candy and cut into small squares.
  5. Feel free to "bedazzle" these for Valentines or any holiday. I made some with sprinkles, glitter gel, candies and silver dragees. Put some parchment paper in a pretty box, type up the recipe on a cute and there you have it...a gift better that the store to give.

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  • Cyd Larkin
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2 Reviews

Amy March 2, 2015
I made these and while they are super amazing, I used a very high quality white chocolate, and at room temp, they are gooey. Even after having been in the freezer for a while. Could it have been the high quality chocolate that caused the "softness"? Suggestions? Thought about mixing in a bit of corn starch to see if that "drys" it out at all. Thanks for advice.
Cyd L. August 10, 2019
Most likely too much cream, or regular milk or light cream, not your “ high quality” white chocolate