No-Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars! Thin, rich, and indulgent chocolate peanut butter bars. These are a delightful treat any time of year.
It’s no secret that many bakers enjoy using peanut butter in their recipes. But what about TREATS WITH PEANUT BUTTER? chocolate peanut butter treats combine two of our favorite flavors: chocolate and peanut butter. Velvety smooth chocolate rests on top of a thick layer of peanut buttery delight in this simple treat. The peanut butter layer tastes just like the middle of a Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup peanut butter.
What’s the nicest thing of all?
This recipe for no-bake peanut butter bars is a family favorite. Every Christmas, my mother would make a huge tray of pecan tarts, coconut macaroons, and these delectable peanut butter bars. The rivalry was fierce, but you can guess which dessert vanished first.
Because I look forward to these bars every holiday season, I stopped restricting them to December. In fact, I’ve never been sorry for making a double batch!
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Why Will You Enjoy These Peanut Butter Bars?
- Tastes similar to peanut butter cups
- There are just 5 ingredients.
- Quick to make and much faster to demolish
- You may make them as big or as little as you wish.
- Beautifully freezes
- No need for an oven.
- (!!) Chocolate with peanut butter
They’re similar to Reese’s peanut butter cup, but with a lot more texture and a much deeper flavour.
Still not sure you need to make these? What if I told you these bars are also super easy to make?
That’s correct, these bars are just only five ingredients! Even better, they only take approximately 10 minutes to prepare and don’t require the use of an oven.
These no-bake chocolate peanut butter bars are always a success at parties and potlucks, yet I never bring any home!
WHAT CAN I USE IN PLACE OF THE GRAHAM CRACKER CRUMBS?
I’m aware that graham cracker crumbs aren’t widely available in other nations. Digestive biscuits or anything similar might be a suitable substitute.
No, I recommend using conventional, no-stir peanut butter, such as Jif or Skippy.
Before you begin, prepare your baking sheet with foil or parchment paper.
When mixing in the graham cracker crumbs, just add 1 cup at a time. It may appear to be a lot, but the combination will come together just fine.
You can also split this recipe in half and bake it in an 8-inch square pan.
These No-Bake Peanut Butter Chocolate Bars require only 5 simple ingredients and can be made in less than 10 minutes.
I’ve seen a lot of similar recipes for chocolate peanut butter bars and was astonished to learn that they all include a lot of sugar, some even up to a cup.
I didn’t add any additional sugar to these, and they were just sweet and held their shape. The biscuits or graham crackers are sufficiently delicious, thus there is no need for more sugar in my opinion.
When it comes to chocolate and peanut butter, you can never go wrong. Even if you don’t like peanut butter, you’ll enjoy these bars. The tastes complement each other so beautifully, with a hint of sweet, salty, chocolatey, and nutty flavor, mmmm…totally delicious.
You won’t be able to stop at just one, so I recommend freezing some bars from the start if you want to save them for later; otherwise, you risk eating them all in one day:) Have fun, my buddies.
Ingredients for Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars
There are just 5 ingredients needed for chocolate peanut butter bars, and I’m sure you have them all on hand.
- Butter: The powdered sugar and graham cracker crumbs are held together by butter. You may use either salted or unsalted butter in this recipe. If using unsalted peanut butter, add 1/4 teaspoon salt when adding the peanut butter.
- Graham Cracker Crumbs: Graham cracker crumbs provide structure and texture to the dish. For 1 cup of graham cracker crumbs, you’ll need around 8 full-sheet graham crackers.
- Peanut Butter: The major component is peanut butter, which is utilised in both layers. I recommend a processed creamy peanut butter like Jif or Skippy for the best texture. (I don’t advocate using oily or natural peanut butter in this recipe, however I make homemade peanut butter all the time!)
- Powdered Sugar: Powdered sugar binds the ingredients and imparts sweetness.
- Chocolate Chips: Because chocolate peanut butter bars aren’t complete without them!
Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars: A Step-by-Step Guide
The butter must first be melted. Combine the butter, graham cracker crumbs, powdered sugar, and peanut butter in a mixing bowl. Fill a 9-inch square baking pan halfway with the batter. Melt the remaining peanut butter and chocolate chips together. Pour over the peanut butter layer. Refrigerate until completely firm, then cut into squares.
That’s all. You’re finished. This is most likely the simplest dessert you’ll ever prepare. It’s much easier than making peanut butter balls!
These 5 ingredient no-bake chocolate peanut butter bars are really simple to make. They’re fudgy, creamy, and taste exactly like peanut butter cups! To begin, step away from the computer and sprint (do not walk) to the kitchen. As in, right now.
No-Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars
These no-bake chocolate peanut butter bars are delectable and only have 5 ingredients.
- Aluminum foil or parchment paper should be used to line an 8- or 9-inch square baking sheet. Place aside.
- In a medium mixing bowl, combine the melted butter, graham cracker crumbs, and confectioners’ sugar.
- 1 cup (250g) peanut butter, stirred in, then pressed evenly into prepared baking pan.
- Melt the remaining 2 tablespoons of peanut butter and chocolate chips together in the microwave or on the stove.
- Stir until completely smooth.
- Spread on top of the peanut butter layer.
- Refrigerate for at least 2 hours, or until totally hard. Allow for 10 minutes at room temperature before cutting.
- Chill before serving. It’s fine to leave them out at room temperature for a few hours before serving.
- Refrigerate leftover bars firmly wrapped for up to 1 week.
- Freezing Instructions: Wrap bars firmly in plastic wrap and freeze for up to 3 months, entire or cut into individual squares. Simply place the squares in a freezer-safe container between sheets of parchment paper. Thaw in the refrigerator overnight before serving.
- Unsalted butter can be substituted for the butter. In step 2, combine 1/4 teaspoon salt with the peanut butter.
- Peanut Butter: For the greatest texture, choose a processed creamy peanut butter like Jif or Skippy. For this recipe, I do not recommend using greasy or natural peanut butter.
- To make thicker bars, this recipe was revised in 2019 with extra confectioners’ sugar and peanut butter.
- Amount Per Serving
- Calories 194.4
- % Daily Value *
- Cholesterol 0.1mg1%
- Sodium 120.7mg6%
- Potassium 101.9mg3%
- Total Carbohydrate 31.6g11%
- Dietary Fiber 1.0g4%
- Sugars 24.6g
- Protein 3.7g8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.