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No-Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars

No-Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars

No-Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars

No-Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars
4.9 rating based on 12,345 ratings
4.9/5 (12)
Course: Bars, No-Bake CookiesDifficulty: Easy



Easy peasy chocolate bars with a creamy chocolate topping. Kind of like a buckeye ball without all the work!


  • 1 cup butter or margarine, melted

  • 2 cups graham cracker crumbs

  • 2 cups powdered sugar

  • 1 cup peanut butter, crunchy or smooth

  • 1-1/2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips

  • 4 tablespoons peanut butter


  • In a medium mixing bowl, stir together butter or margarine, graham cracker crumbs, powdered sugar and 1 cup peanut butter until well blended. Press into the bottom of an ungreased 9 x 13″ baking pan. In the top of a double boiler over hot (not boiling) water, melt the chocolate chips with the 4 tablespoons peanut butter, stirring occasionally until smooth. Spread on top of the mixture in the baking pan. Refrigerate for about 1 hour before cutting into bars.



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(example: Sue in LA)
So similar to Buckeye Balls but the graham crackers make a big difference. Also, less time consuming than balls.
- A Baker
very good, but I did do a little different, instead of 1 c peanut butter, I actually melted the margarine and 2 c peanut butter chips over stove cooled a bit then added conf sugar and graham crackers, seemed to form better and easier to cut
- A Baker
that was SO good i will totaly make that again
- delanii in barbados
These are wonderful, but for a variation, after you add the melted chocolate, try rough chopping some Reese's pieces and sprinkling on top. (pretty for Thanksgiving) Also is good with finely chopped salted peanuts or walnuts.
- Shari in Toledo Ohio
By using Milk Chocolate Chips, instead of Semi-Sweet, these bars taste very similiar to Reese's Peanut Butter Cups. Amazing!!
- Dessert Lover in Illinois
I added 1/4 cup more peanut butter to the crust and it was awesome. Am making more tonight. Using on Christmas Trays of goodies I give away each year.
- Grace Stevens in Clinton, Ind
AWESOME! Tasted great and made them in less than 20 minutes!
- A Baker
The bottoms are a bit crumbly, but they taste great and are super easy to make. Mixing the PB, graham cracker crumbs and powdered sugar is an arm workout, for sure! I found that lightly running the knife over the chocolate into squares that you will later cut the bars into, before putting in the fridge, makes cutting up the bars a lot easier.
- Laura in San Francisco, CA
This is THE BOMB!!!!!! I couldn't keep up with them eating all of them!!
- A Baker
I found lining the pan with foil and removing it to cut into squares worked much better. Also, before putting in the frige for the hour, let them cool for a bit on the counter then partly cutting them into squares also helped to cut better when they were totally cooled.
- Heidi in Ontario, Canada
I made several batches of these over the holiday. They were a big hit. I even mailed some to family and they held up very well. Everyone is asking for the recipe! They are easy and delicious.
- Julie in Gentryville, Indiana
A nice rich cookie. The batch went fast. Had to make more for the party!
- A Baker
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