No Bake Peanut Butter Bars

Just like those famous peanut butter cups! These no bake peanut butter bars take only a few ingredients and a few minutes to make! I can not begin to tell you how much you need to give this recipe a try!

Peanut Butter Bars

I first found this recipe over at Sallysbakingaddiction, and immediately realized that I had all the ingredients on hand and stopped doing laundry to make them. (that was a no brainer!) less than 10 minutes to get these in the fridge in the afternoon and they had a few hours to set up in time for an evening dessert. They were everything you'd imagine. Peanut buttery, chocolaty, Heaven!

These will be in my holiday baking list FOR SURE!

ok, lets' get you started!
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No Bake Peanut Butter Bars
Makes 16 bars


1/2 cup butter melted
1 cup graham cracker crumbs. (approx. 8 full sized crackers)
1 cup powdered sugar
3/4 cup + 2 Tablespoons creamy peanut butter
1 cup chocolate chips


  • Line a 8x8 or 9x9 pan with aluminum foil, making sure to cover the bottom & up the sides. Set aside till later.
  • In a mixing bowl, mix together the melted butter, cracker crumbs & the powdered sugar till combined.
  • Stir the peanut butter into the cracker mixture.
  • Spread peanut butter/cracker mixture evenly into the prepared pan.
  • In a microwave safe bowl, place the chocolate chips along with the 2 Tablespoons of Peanut butter.
  • Melt chocolate chips for 30 seconds. Remove from microwave and stir.  If not completely melted microwave for 15 more seconds and check again. 
  • Spread chocolate evenly over the peanut butter layer.
  • Chill the pan in the refrigerator approx 2-3 hours till completely set/firm.
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  1. Nothing isn't much better than having peanut butter and chocolate. These look so darn good that I will be making my hubby a batch today and another bath for this weekend for a large gathering only tripling the recipe
    Thank U

    1. good luck with it! Yum! I hope you have thawed out down there in Texas. My friend still has 5 inches of ice where she's at! Stay safe and warm!
      Let me know how the gathering goes!

  2. I would prefer to use almond butter. Any modification to recipe, or simple substitution?

    1. I have never used almond butter. If the consistency is similar to traditional p.b. then I'd think a simple substitution would work. If almond butter is either more "stiff" or "runny" than traditional pb you may need to adjust the other ingredients but, I'd still lean towards an even substitution first. I bet it'll work just fine! If you do try it, We'd love to hear how it went, what you'd do different!
      Thanks for asking, sounds yummy!

  3. My daughter and I just made this. It turned out absolutely amazing!


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