No-Bake Peanut Butter Bars

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Just writing about this no-bake peanut butter bars recipe makes me salivate (and gain 5lbs!!).  It is so easy to make and really delicious!  It is a little rich, so you will want to have a nice, cold glass of milk or perhaps a cup of coffee or tea to enjoy alongside it.  I really don’t prefer to bake because I just feel like I am not that great at it and I don’t like to “have to” measure.  However, I really enjoy cooking!  That’s where my kitchen expertise, if you will, comes in.  This recipe is Jenn-friendly because it does not require any baking or ovens! My family and I tried it for the first time this past weekend thanks to my neighbor recently sharing the recipe with me.

 No-Bake Peanut Butter Bars

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No-Bake Peanut Butter Bars
Recipe type: Dessert
  • 1 cup salted butter (melted)
  • 2 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • 1¾ cup powdered sugar
  • 1 cup peanut butter (I found that it mixed better if softened/melted)
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 12oz bag of milk chocolate chips
  1. Combine all ingredients (except chocolate chips) in a medium sized bowl. Stir until mixture is smooth and creamy.
  2. Pour peanut butter mixture into a 13x9 pan.  No need to grease it.
  3. Melt chocolate chips in a microwave for 1-2 minutes.  It will be thick but spreadable.
  4. Stir chocolate and pour over the peanut butter mixture.
  5. Spread chocolate with a spatula.
  6. Refrigerate bars for one hour.
  7. Cut while bars are still cool.
  8. ENJOY!!


No Bake Peanut Butter Bars 3

Peanut Butter Mixture

No Bake Peanut Butter Bars 4

Peanut Butter Mixture spread evenly in 13×9 pan

Melted chocolate chips - kind of thick, but spreadable.

Melted chocolate chips – kind of thick, but spreadable.

Finished product, before going into the refrigerator.

Finished product, before going into the refrigerator.




Let me know how you like it!

My family loved it as you can see!!

My family loved it as you can see!!


  1. Looks good, we might have to give this a try!
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  2. These look SO yum! And easy to make! Thanks for the recipe!
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  3. YUMMY!! i pinned and shared, now i just need to make them!
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  4. Sounds yummy! I am always looking for ways to use up peanut butter.
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  5. I love to bake but also enjoy to “cheat” once in awhile and leave out some steps…like using the oven! Thanks for this recipe…sounds so good. Pinned!

  6. This recipe sounds deliscious and the fact that you don’t need an oven is great. Thank you for sharing it at Share It One More Time. Cathy
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  7. My hubby would love these bars. Graham Crackers and Peanut Butter is one of his favorite snacks and I love that they are no bake. 🙂

  8. My husband loves these-minus the chocolate…I know, I’m not sure what’s wrong with him either:) Hopped over from Say G’day Linky Party!
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  9. WHOA! I love any easy recipe and especially when chocolate and peanut butter are added. I will definitely be trying this one 🙂 Thanks so much for the inspiration!
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  10. These look delicious……but oh my, those look like my mom’s blue dishes from my childhood!! Memories!!

    • They’re so good! The dishes were my husband’s grandma’s. I think they’re beautiful and am lucky to have them. I hope it made you smile to see them.

  11. Stacey Smith

    that looks easy to make and it looks tasty.

  12. Patricia Cameron

    this sounds very good

  13. Cindy S.

    Oh wow….these look amazing. Nothing beats the combo of chocolate and peanut butter. My kids might have to fight me to get to them! LOL

  14. Tammy Myers says

    These look sooo good! Maybe even easy enough I could prepare & not mess-up:) I need to keep this one in filed in my brain for some future day:) By the way, thought it interesting my Mom has plates that ha e design like yours in picture:)

  15. These look so good. I need to make these. We love peanut and chocolate.

  16. I love no-bake goodie recipes, especially for summer time. Heating up the oven is one thing I try to avoid in summer.

  17. D Johnson says

    These look so good and easy to make too! Going to bookmark this for later this week.

  18. Debbie (@DebbieK427)

    I cannot resist a recipe including peanut butter and chocolate but the fact that’s no bake has me eager to try these out ASAP! YUMMY!!

  19. Barbee Decker says

    My hubby would LOVE these!!!

  20. Looks so yummy and easy to make. Thanks!

  21. Peanut butter and chocolate is my favorite sweet treat! I love anything I don’t have to bake.

  22. Debbie F says

    Gotta love no-bake desserts!
    I love peanut butter! I’m gonna try these the first chance I get. 🙂

  23. Austin H. says

    These look great….mmmm, chocolate and peanut butter…sooo good

  24. Laurajj says

    Oh those look so good and easy to make! I love that they are a no bake! I have to try these!

  25. Sarah L says

    That’s MY kind of cooking (or not cooking as the case may be) . Thanks for the recipe.

  26. Sarah L says

    I’ll make these for the game this week.

  27. Danielle says

    This looks very good and easy to make. Time to start no baking 🙂

  28. Julie Wood says

    I love the no bake peanut butter bars that you have posted. These are so delicious and a nice dessert to serve with coffee.

  29. shelly peterson says

    I love chocolate and peanut butter desserts! This looks really good and easy to make!

  30. Debbie F says

    MMMMM! I love peanut butter and I love that you don’t have to turn on the oven for this!
    thanks for sharing!

  31. Amie D says

    These look so yummy! Can’t wait to make these!

  32. Hollie Jahnke

    These look so good!! I’m going to have to try them.

  33. Cindy Schierl

    Look delicious. I will have to try them. Look very easy to make.

  34. Ashley C says

    These looks so delicious! I can’t wait to try them!

  35. april j says

    I’m going to have to make these. They look so yummy!

  36. Donna Clifford

    these no-bake peanut-butter bars look really good!

  37. Christine Glass says

    My grandson is going to love these–thank you!!!

  38. I love this recipe. You can’t go wrong with peanut butter and chocolate.

  39. Adriane says

    Looks yummy! And peanut butter has the healthy fats 🙂

  40. Lauryn R

    Yummy! These peanut butter bars sound absolutely delicious and so easy to make! 🙂 I will definitely be making some asap. Thank you so much for sharing!

  41. Kimberly Baxter says

    Yes please! I love a good sweet peanut butter bar!

  42. Hesper Fry says

    Thank you for sharing this recipe! I am definitely going to try this one.

  43. Antoinette M says

    We love peanut butter and this recipe is so easy and delicious!


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