Do you have a favorite childhood treat that isn’t in stores anymore? I don’t remember what brand they were, but we used to get these shortbread bars that had a layer of chocolate and a sprinkle of candy pieces. Does anyone else remember them?
I used those bars as my inspiration for this recipe. These Reese’s Shortbread Bars are easy to make and are dangerously good! I was doing pretty good with eating better this year until I made these bars…
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Reese’s has always been one of my favorite candies. I love both their peanut butter cups and Reese’s Pieces. Obviously, peanut butter and chocolate is one of my favorite combos!
When I heard that Reese’s had a new peanut butter chocolate spread, I couldn’t wait to try it! This spread is great for making a quick snack or dessert. You can top it on apples, spread it on toast, and add it to a s’more!
This spread also worked great in this recipe! You don’t have to add anything to it, just spread it on top of your shortbread bars and sprinkle with Reese’s Pieces.
These bars are great for an easy dessert or an afternoon snack. In fact, you don’t need an excuse to make these yummy treats. Go ahead and enjoy them today!
For the shortbread crust
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 3/4 cup confectioners' sugar
- 1 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
For the topping
- 1 13 oz container of Reese's Peanut Butter Chocolate Spread
- 1 12 oz bag of Reese's Pieces
- Preheat oven to 350. Grease a 9x13 inch pan.
- Use an electric mixer with the paddle attachment to combine the flour, sugar, butter and salt. Beat until mixture is crumbly, about 4 minutes.
- Press the shortbread mixture into the pan. Bake until lightly browned, 12 to 15 minutes. Let cool completely.
For the topping
- Use a rubber spatula to spread the Reese's spread in an even layer on top of the shortbread.
- Sprinkle with Reese's Pieces. Cut into bars and enjoy!
- If you can't find the Reese's spread, you can use Nutella or any chocolate spread.
Have you tried Reese’s Spreads? How would you use them in a recipe?