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!

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Let’s make some Simple No-Bake Peanut Butter Bars!

Simple Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars

I took a 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?

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

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Peanut Butter Bars No Bake Ingredients

  • 1 cup Butter, melted
  • 2 1/2 cups Sugar
  • 1 cup Peanut Butter
  • 2 cups Graham Crackers, crumbled
  • 2 cups Chocolate Chips, melted
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Let’s dig into the recipe!

How to make Peanut Butter Chocolate Bars

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Prepare the star of the recipe: PEANUT BUTTER!

Step 1

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

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Put graham crackers in a plastic bag and crush them using a rolling pin.

Step 2

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!

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

Step 3

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

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Add the melted butter into the mixing bowl.

Step 4

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

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Put the mixture into an 8×8 baking pan.

Step 5

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.

Step 6

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

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Melt the chocolate chips.

Step 7

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.

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Spread the melted butter on top of the peanut butter mixture.

Step 8

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

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Put in the refrigerator for at least 1-hour to allow the chocolate to set over the peanut butter mixture.

Step 9

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 Variations

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! Have fun making this dessert!

Yield: 1 8x8 baking dish

No Bake Peanut Butter Chocolate Bars

No Bake Peanut Butter Chocolate Bars

This fun, simple no-bake peanut butter bars recipe is a sure hit. With smooth peanut butter, graham crackers, and chocolate on top, you'll find the right sweetness your tastebuds have been looking for!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Additional Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes

Ingredients

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

Instructions

  1. Put graham crackers in a plastic bag and crush them with a rolling pin.
  2. Melt butter in a saucepan.
  3. Mix together the crumbled graham crackers, sugar, peanut butter, and melted butter.
  4. Add to 8x8 pan and flatten to take out the air pockets.
  5. Melt chocolate in the microwave or on the stove using a bowl and hot water.
  6. Pour the melted chocolate over the peanut butter mixture and spread it out evenly.
  7. Put in the refrigerator to set the chocolate - 1 hour should be enough time.

Have you tried this Peanut Butter Bars recipe? What do your guests think? Share your experience in the comments section!