3/4cuppeanut butter, such as Jiff or Skippy - not natural or old fashioned
3tablespoons+ 2 teaspoons unsalted butter
1/4cuppacked brown sugar packed
1 and 1/2 to 2cupsicing sugar, depending on the brand of peanut butter and how sweet you like it
1 and 1/2cupschocolate chips, milk, semi-sweet or dark
Line an 8 or 9 inch square baking pan with aluminum foil or parchment paper and set aside.
In a large bowl using a hand held or stand mixer, beat together the peanut butter, 3 tablespoons butter, brown sugar and icing sugar. Depending on your brand of peanut butter, you will need 1 and 1/2 to 2 cups of icing sugar. You mixture should be crumbly and sandy. Press the peanut butter mixture into your prepared pan.
Melt together the chocolate chips and 2 teaspoons of butter in a glass bowl over a saucepan of simmering water or in the microwave in short 30 second bursts. Pour over the peanut butter layer.
Let sit to harden at room temperature until the chocolate is set. Remove from your pan and cut into 16 squares.
Bars can be kept in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 5 days.