Hollywood Squares- No Baking Required

One of my favorite treats during the holiday season is Hollywood Squares. My mom always makes these for Christmas. I hated the idea of missing out on these yummy sweet squares so I started looking for a recipe to make my own. I wasn't sure how hard this recipe would be to make and I have to say these are the easiest thing I have ever made.

You will need:
1/2 cup of graham cracker crumbs
2 cups of peanut butter- smooth
1/2 cup of brown sugar
2 1/2 cups powdered sugar
2 teaspoons of pure vanilla extract
1/2 cup of melted butter (use real butter not spread or margarine!)

For the topping:
2 packages of ghiradelli baking chocolate squares -I used 60% Cacao Bittersweet Chocolate Baking Bar and Semi Sweet
6 tablespoons of peanut butter

Combine all ingredients (except for topping) into a bowl and stir until blended. Spread in a 13x9 pan that has been buttered.

In a separate bowl combine topping ingredients. Microwave for 30 seconds, stir and microwave for another 20-30 seconds. Stir. If needed microwave an additional 20 seconds. Pour over top of the pan of peanut butter goodness. Spread so that the topping is evenly distributed and covering the entire pan.

Refrigerate until the topping has hardened. Cut into squares and enjoy.

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  1. these look so good I have got to make these

  2. Thanks for sharing your Hollywood Squares recipe! I'm a huge fan of no-bake and peanut butter! This is going in my recipe book for sure! I hope to make it before the end of the year.

  3. This looks and sounds like something my gramma used to make. I have to have my mom take a look! Thanks Sara!

  4. Gonna print this one out and make it. I love peanut butter and chocolate! Thanks.

  5. These look absolutely delicious. And no-bake is so helpful around the holidays. Thank you for linking to the In and Out of the Kitchen Link Party. Hope to see you next time.


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