No-Bake Peanut Butter Bars

Do you remember the old TV commercial that famously stated “you put your chocolate in my peanut butter”?  It became a classic and proved to us that chocolate and peanut butter belong together!

I took the long way around to say that I love chocolate and peanut butter together so this No-Bake Peanut Butter Bars recipe is one I make quite a bit!  It’s so easy and did I mention it’s no-bake?

No-Bake Peanut Butter Bars

This No-Bake Peanut Butter Bars recipe has only five ingredients!

Here’s what you need to make the magic:

No-Bake Peanut Butter Bars

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup Butter, melted
  • 2 1/2 cups Sugar
  • 1 cup Peanut Butter
  • 2 cups Graham Crackers, crumbled
  • 2 cups Chocolate Chips, melted

Directions:

  • Put graham crackers in a plastic bag and crush with rolling pin
  • Melt butter in saucepan
  • Mix together the crumbled graham crackers, sugar, peanut butter and melted butter
  • Add to 8×8 pan and flatten to take out the air pockets
  • Melt chocolate in microwave or on the stove using a bowl and hot water
  • Pour the melted chocolate over the peanut butter mixture and spread out evenly
  • Put in the refrigerator to set the chocolate – 1 hour should be enough time

No-Bake Peanut Butter Bars

The star of this recipe is, of course, the peanut butter. You want to make sure you are using a soft peanut butter. I use organic peanut butter that tends to be softer and creamier.

No-Bake Peanut Butter Bars

Since you need about 2 cups of Graham Crackers, I used two sleeves of the Graham Crackers. Put them in a plastic bag and use a rolling pin to crush them into crumbs. This is also a great stress reliever!

No-Bake Peanut Butter Bars

In a large mixing bowl add the sugar, graham crackers and peanut butter.

No-Bake Peanut Butter Bars

Melt your butter and add it to the mixing bowl and combine all of the ingredients.

No-Bake Peanut Butter Bars

Put the mixture into an 8×8 baking pan. You won’t be baking this dish but it’s a good solid pan to keep the bars together.

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Using a spatula, flatten the peanut butter mixture into the pan. The flatter the better!

No-Bake Peanut Butter Bars

In the meantime, you need to melt the chocolate chips.

These can be melted in the microwave using the directions on the bag or you can do it the traditional way on the stove. Simply heat up a pan of water and place the chips in a glass bowl. You don’t want the water to boil, just heat up enough to melt the chocolate.

No-bake Peanut Butter Bars

Spread the melted butter on top of the peanut butter mixture. Make sure you spread this evenly.

Then put in the refrigerator for at least 1-hour to allow the chocolate to set over the peanut butter mixture. This will make it much easier to cut into squares and serve.

No-bake Peanut Butter Bars

If you want to do more chocolate to even the ratio, double the chocolate chips in this recipe. But you don’t want to melt more than 2 cups of chocolate at a time.

This is perfect for dessert or a party.

Enjoy!

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