No-Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars Recipe -
No-Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars Recipe
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No-Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars

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"Just beat, melt, stir, and refrigerate...these bars are that simple."

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Original recipe makes 60 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins

    1 hr 15 mins


  1. Grease 13 x 9-inch baking pan.
  2. Beat 1 1/4 cups peanut butter and butter in large mixer bowl until creamy. Gradually beat in 1 cup powdered sugar. With hands or wooden spoon, work in remaining powdered sugar, graham cracker crumbs and 1/2 cup morsels. Press evenly into prepared baking pan. Smooth top with spatula.
  3. Melt remaining peanut butter and remaining morsels in medium, heavy-duty saucepan over lowest possible heat, stirring constantly, until smooth. Spread over graham cracker crust in pan. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour or until chocolate is firm; cut into bars. Store in refrigerator.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Nov 22, 2008

I was a little nervous making these b/c the previous review was not too positive. There seemed to be a lot of graham cracker crumbs so I cut it down to 2-2 1/2 cups. I also ran out of peanut butter so I only added 1/2 cup to the chocolate layer. I did increase the chocolate chips a bit on top to balance the peanut butter base. It actually turned out pretty darn GOOD! My kids looked like they had died and gone to heaven when I served them. My husband thought they were way too rich to be brownie-sized. I just cut them into 1 1/2 inch squares (no bigger) and they are great small pieces of heaven-(if you are into peanut butter and chocolate like I am). I'd totally make this again!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Oct 04, 2008

I love chocolate and peanut butter and I love simple, but it must have been the graham cracker crumbs-they made me feel like I was eating something with whole wheat in them. Now I'm not opposed to whole wheat, but I wasn't looking for "healthy" if you know what I mean! They were okay, but I would probably never make them again. Bummer!


9 Ratings

Dec 09, 2008

Easy, easy recipe. I followed original recipe and it was quick! Really rich so I cut into small bars and they were gone so fast I had to make more...

Jan 20, 2009

I was looking for something with more peanut butter taste. These are ok for what they are. The graham cracker crumbs do make them a bit gritty.

Dec 21, 2008

These were easy and tasty, but a bit too heavy and rich, almost more like fudge than bars. Where I'm living, graham crackers can't be found, so I substituted chocolate cookies. The cookies had chocolate chips in them, and I think that made the base softer and wetter than it should have been. If I make this recipe again I'll use plain cookies, to balance out the strong sweet flavor of the chocolate peanut butter top layer.

Mar 04, 2010

This is a great recipe and very easy to make. I have not made any alterations to the recipe and they are always a huge hit! The first few times I made these, I bought graham crackers and crushed them myself, but I recently switched to the graham cracker crumbs found in the baking section and it makes things even easier. These bars never last long and are always a hit!

Jan 13, 2009


Jan 01, 2009

I took these to a New Year's Eve party and they were a hit! My chocoholic friends couldn't get enough of them! They are VERY rich, so next time I will cut them a bit smaller. Next year they'll be in my Christmas cookie line up!


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  • Calories
  • 135 kcal
  • 7%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 12.4 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol
  • 8 mg
  • 3%
  • Fat
  • 8.9 g
  • 14%
  • Fiber
  • 0.6 g
  • 3%
  • Protein
  • 2.8 g
  • 6%
  • Sodium
  • 91 mg
  • 4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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