Easy No-Bake Peanut Butter Bars Recipe (2024)

·

· Recipes · These No-Bake Peanut Butter Bars Are A Timeless Treasure

39

Whether you're searching for true bliss or a simple treat you can make without heating up the kitchen, you've found it!

Jill Nystul·August 15, 2023


Easy No-Bake Peanut Butter Bars Recipe (2)

Easy No-Bake Peanut Butter Bars Recipe (3)

In my humble opinion, the person who first decided to bring chocolate and peanut butter together deserves recognition for making such a important contribution to humanity. It’s one of my favorite flavor combinations for sweet treats, and has been since I was a very little girl!

Related: Gluten-Free Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Cups

One particular peanut butter and chocolate treat that takes me back to my freshman year of college is no-bake peanut butter bars. I had a little electric hot pot in my dorm room, which my roommate Diana and I would use to melt the butter and chocolate chips.

After assembling the bars, we would put them on the window ledge to cool (one of the more convenient aspects of spending the winter in Utah!) If someone living in a dorm room armed only with small hot pot can make these, anyone can!

How To Make No-Bake Peanut Butter Bars

Easy No-Bake Peanut Butter Bars Recipe (4)

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1 cup graham cracker crumbs
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 cup crunchy peanut butter
  • 1 cup milk chocolate chips
Easy No-Bake Peanut Butter Bars Recipe (5)

Directions:

In a mixing bowl, combine the melted butter, crushed graham crackers (whether pre-crushed or crushed by hand), and powdered sugar, then stir in the peanut butter.

Bonus Tip: A Danish dough whisk is the ideal tool for combining thick mixtures like this one!

Easy No-Bake Peanut Butter Bars Recipe (6)

Transfer the mixture to a 9×13″ baking dish and press it down firmly into an even layer. (For thicker bars, use a 9×9″ or 8×8″ pan.)

Easy No-Bake Peanut Butter Bars Recipe (7)

Place the chocolate chips in a small bowl and microwave in 30-second intervals until melted and smooth. Spread the chocolate evenly over the peanut butter layer, then chill until completely firm, around 3 hours.

Easy No-Bake Peanut Butter Bars Recipe (8)

Then cut them into bars and enjoy — I know I always do. (Perhaps a bit too much when I was a freshman, which I’m sure contributed to me learning that the “freshman fifteen” was a very real thing!)

What is your favorite peanut butter and chocolate dessert?

Easy No-Bake Peanut Butter Bars Recipe (9)

No-Bake Peanut Butter Bars

Jill Nystul

No-Bake Peanut Butter Bars are one of my all-time favorite homemade treats and I’ve been making them since I was a girl. If a college student living in a dorm with only a small hot pot can make these, I guarantee you can too.

4.25 from 8 votes

Print Recipe Pin Recipe

Prep Time 5 minutes mins

Cook Time 10 minutes mins

Cooling 3 hours hrs

Total Time 3 hours hrs 15 minutes mins

Course Dessert

Cuisine American

Servings 12

Calories 340 kcal

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter melted
  • 1 cup graham crackers crushed
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 cup crunchy peanut butter
  • 1 cup milk chocolate chips

Instructions

  • Combine the melted butter, graham cracker crumbs, and powdered sugar in a mixing bowl, then stir in peanut butter.

  • Spread the peanut butter mixture into a 9×13" baking dish and press firmly into an even layer.

  • Microwave the chocolate chips until melted and smooth.

  • Spread the melted chocolate evenly over the peanut butter layer.

  • Chill until completely firm, about 3 hours.

Nutrition

Calories: 340kcalCarbohydrates: 31gProtein: 6gFat: 23gSaturated Fat: 9gPolyunsaturated Fat: 3gMonounsaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0.3gCholesterol: 23mgSodium: 225mgPotassium: 176mgFiber: 2gSugar: 23gVitamin A: 270IUVitamin C: 0.1mgCalcium: 35mgIron: 1mg

I may receive compensation when you click through and purchase from links contained on this website. I always offer my own genuine recommendation. Learn more.

Read This Next

  • Spooky Sweet Treat! Reese’s Peanut Butter Pumpkin Spiders
  • These Quick Pickled Red Onions Taste Great On Everything
  • These Mini Omelet Muffins Make A Great Grab And Go Breakfast

MORE IDEAS FROM

Food & Recipes

This No-Fail Recipe Makes Homemade Bread Blissfully SimpleHow To Make Homemade Chicken (Or Veggie) Stock The Lazy WayHomemade Fresh Fruit Ice CreamHomemade “Reese’s” Peanut Butter CupsHomemade “Wendy’s Frosty”How To Make A ‘Tastee’ Root Beer Freeze“Stuck Inside During A Snow Storm” Marshmallow PopcornHow to Make Quick and Easy Breakfast Quesadillas In a Waffle MakerCanned Pumpkin – Why I Love It And How To Use ItThis Unusual Method Makes The Best Roast Chicken EverPrime Rib 500 Rule: The Closed Oven Method (Prime Rib Recipe)Gluten Free Pumpkin Pie Tips {And A Delicious Alternative}Not Your Grandmother’s Split Pea SoupGluten Free Buffalo Chicken Pizza – An Easy Super Bowl Party Recipe!The Most Effortless Way To Make Perfect Boiled EggsPot Pie Crust: Foolproof Recipe For Homemade Chicken Pot Pie
Easy No-Bake Peanut Butter Bars Recipe (2024)
Top Articles
Latest Posts
Article information

Author: Virgilio Hermann JD

Last Updated:

Views: 5846

Rating: 4 / 5 (61 voted)

Reviews: 92% of readers found this page helpful

Author information

Name: Virgilio Hermann JD

Birthday: 1997-12-21

Address: 6946 Schoen Cove, Sipesshire, MO 55944

Phone: +3763365785260

Job: Accounting Engineer

Hobby: Web surfing, Rafting, Dowsing, Stand-up comedy, Ghost hunting, Swimming, Amateur radio

Introduction: My name is Virgilio Hermann JD, I am a fine, gifted, beautiful, encouraging, kind, talented, zealous person who loves writing and wants to share my knowledge and understanding with you.