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Peanut Butter Bars Recipe aka Kougar Kandy

Peanut Butter Bars Recipe
Peanut Butter Bars Recipe
When I was in high school, there was one dessert on the menu that never failed to elicit a very positive response: Kougar Kandy (or as the rest of the world would call it) Peanut Butter Bars!

My mother happened to find and make a peanut butter bars recipe that tasted like an exact match! I make it for holidays and “just because.”

This recipe for Peanut Butter Bars keeps well, tastes great, mixes up so fast, and makes plenty. Go Kougars!

Peanut Butter Bars Recipe

Peanut Butter Bars Recipe aka Kougar Kandy

Yield: 1 Pan Peanut Butter Bars

Peanut  Butter Bars Recipe aka Kougar  Kandy

A family favorite!


  • 1 Cup Butter
  • 1 Cup Peanut Butter
  • 3 Cups Powdered Sugar
  • 10 Graham Crackers, Crushed
  • For Glaze
  • 1 Tablespoon Peanut Butter
  • 2 Tablespoons Butter
  • 1 Large Package Milk Chocolate Chips


  1. Melt Butter and remove from heat.
  2. Stir in Peanut Butter until melted and blended.
  3. Add Powdered Sugar and Graham Cracker crumbs, mixing well.
  4. Press into 9 x 13 pan.
  5. Melt Peanut Butter, Butter,and Milk Chocolate Chips.
  6. Spread over top of Bars.
  7. Keep refrigerated.

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  1. OH, that’s so sad! It was the ONLY highlight of hot lunch!

  2. Thank you so much for posting this! Kougar Kandy is legendary here in the KV region, and we are excited to be able to make it at home for the kids now that the school doesn’t serve it very often. Go Kougars =)

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