5 from 4 votes
No bake chocolate peanut butter bars stacked on top of each other in a tall tower.
No Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars
Prep Time
15 mins
Chill time
4 hrs
Total Time
15 mins
 

No Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars - are an easy no bake dessert that taste almost like a Reese's! They only need 5 ingredients to make and you probably already have them in your pantry! 

Course: Bars
Servings: 9 bars
Author: Countryside Cravings
Ingredients
Base:
  • 1/2 cup (113g) butter, melted
  • 2 cups (190g) powdered sugar
  • 1 1/2 cup (400g) creamy peanut butter
  • 1 1/2 cup (140g) graham cracker crumbs
Topping:
  • 1 cup (165g) milk chocolate chips
  • 3 tablespoons creamy peanut butter
Instructions
  1. Line a 9 inch square baking pan with foil and grease with butter, set aside.
  2. In a large bowl combine all the base ingredients and spread into the bottom of the prepared pan.
  3. In a small microwave safe bowl heat topping ingredients until melted. Stir frequently and don't overheat. Spread over the peanut butter base and refrigerate until cool.  (At least 4 hours)

  4. For easier cutting allow bars to sit at room temperature (this way the chocolate topping doesn't crack) Using foil lift the bars out of the pan and with a sharp knife to cut into small squares. Store in the refrigerator.

Recipe Notes
  1. These do require chill time to firm up so you will need to plan ahead.
  2. Make ahead: these can be made several days (5-7) in advance and stored tightly covered (after the chocolate has set) in the refrigerator.  Or freeze tightly covered for up to 2 months.
  3. Be sure to get the graham crackers to a very fine crumb.  Use a food processor for this.  I have a mini food processor that works great for these small tasks!
  4. Don't use the natural stir and refrigerate kind of peanut butter for these bars.  It is a little too runny and the bars don't hold up quite as well.
  5. For a truer to Reese's flavor use milk chocolate chips.  But if you are like me go on the wild side and use semi-sweet or dark or use a combination!