No Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars


I recently had to make a dessert for my work Christmas Party. I have a very long commute and I knew I needed to make something that would be quick, easy, and delicious. I stumbled upon this no fail recipe and modified it a little to my liking. I was able to have these done in less than 20 minutes and they were a huge hit at the party. So much so that I didn’t have any leftovers to take home, which was probably for the best. They taste like Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups and who doesn’t love those?!

Total Time: 20 minutes plus chill time

Yield: 24 Servings


3/4 cup graham cracker crumbs

1/2 cup butter, melted

1/2 cup creamy peanut butter

2 cups confectioners’ sugar

1 cup semisweet chocolate chips


  1. In a bowl, combine cracker crumbs and butter; give it a few stirs until combined. Stir in sugar and peanut butter until smooth. Press into a greased 8 inch square pan.
  2. In a microwave or double boiler, melt the chocolate chips and stir until smooth. Spread over peanut butter layer. Chill 30 minutes; cut into squares. Chill until firm, about 30 minutes longer. Store in the refrigerator.

Other Variations

  • Swap Creamy PB for Chunky PB
  • Use Dark Chocolate instead of semisweet
  • Add a pinch of Sea Salt
  • Use crushed pretzels instead of graham cracker crumbs for a saltier combo

Let me know if you give this recipe a try and if you have any other yummy additions!



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