Melt 1 stick of butter in a saucepan. Add 1 1/2 cups smooth peanut butter, and melt it with the butter over low heat. Remove from heat, and stir in 1 teaspoon vanilla and 2 cups of confectioner's sugar. Blend completely, and then pour into a 9-inch by 9-inch pan (glass or metal). (I used a 7-inch by 10-inch Teflon-coated pan.) Spread the peanut butter blend evenly in the pan to get to all corners and sides at the same level. Melt 6 oz. milk chocolate morsels in a double boiler (or in a small pan over low heat). Spread the melted chocolate evenly over the peanut butter blend. Let stand at room temperature several hours to cool. Do not refrigerate. When the chocolate has set up appropriately, cut your peanut butter cups into squares and place on a pretty serving dish. I like to make the squares fairly small (about 3/4-inch by 3/4-inch). This is a popular sweet treat, and it does provide some protein from the peanut butter. Kids love it!!! Thanks to Carter for his appearance in the video!
Peanut butter cup squares are the ultimate crowd-pleasers and the perfect way to appease your sweet tooth. Soft and chewy, these treats are surprisingly easy to make at home too. Just stream Betty's video recipe to acquaint yourself with the ABC of this recipe.