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Peanut Butter Bars

These no bake Peanut Butter Bars come together in minutes and taste a lot like those famous chocolate peanut butter cups we all love. They’re drizzled with a peanut butter infused warm chocolate topping and sprinkled with salted peanuts for crunch.

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Easy Peanut Butter Bars Recipe

How do you make Peanut Butter Bars? This easy recipe is one that doesn’t require any baking and features only a few simple pantry ingredients. How to make copycat Reese’s Cup Peanut Butter Bars Recipe: (Scroll down for full printable recipe.)

  • Prepare Pan – Brush a 13 x 9 inch pan with softened butter.
  • Peanut Butter Layer – In a medium mixing bowl, use a silicone spatula or large spoon mix together melted butter with graham crackers crumbs, powdered sugar and peanut butter.
  • Chill Peanut Butter Mixture – Press evenly into 13 x 9 inch pan. Place into the refrigerator for 15 minutes.
  • Chocolate Topping – In a microwave safe bowl or double boiler, melt together semi sweet chocolate chips, peanut butter chips and peanut butter. Stir until completely smooth. Spread evenly over the crust.
  • Combine – Remove bars from fridge and spread with melted chocolate. Sprinkle with chopped peanuts.
  • Cool completely at room temperature or chill for quicker set up. Cut into squares for serving.
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How to Make the BEST Peanut Butter Bars Recipe

  • Ingredients you’ll need to make homemade no bake Peanut Butter Bars: Finely ground graham cracker crumbs, melted butter, powdered sugar, creamy peanut butter, semi sweet chocolate chips, peanut butter chips and chopped salted peanuts.
  • Kitchen tools you’ll need: 13 x 9 inch pan or dish, medium bowl, measuring cups and spoons, nut chopper or sharp knife and chopping board, double boiler,  plus an offset spatula for spreading the chocolate on top.
  • If you don’t have a double boiler you can make your own. Fit a stainless steel bowl or tempered glass bowl over 1 inch of simmering water. Be certain that the water doesn’t touch the bottom of the bowl. Let sit until the chocolate chips and peanut butter chips are completely melted. Stir the baking chips and peanut butter periodically until the mixture is completely smooth.
  • You can use your favorite brand of baking chips for this recipe. I recommend Ghiradelli as it tends to melt smoothly.
  • You can use salted or unsalted butter in this recipe. Don’t sweat the small stuff.
  • You can use chunky peanut butter in this recipe but creamy really does work best. Chunky peanut butter won’t taste different but it does change the texture and I find it to be drier. This is one instance when the ingredients are so simple you should make as few changes as possible.
  • You can use your favorite brand of peanut butter. I use Jif peanut butter for this recipe.
  • You can use only semi sweet chocolate chips or only peanut butter baking chips for the topping. This won’t change the amount, only the flavor. You may also try replacing the peanut butter chips with butterscotch chips for a slightly different flavor profile.
  • Store Peanut Butter Bars chilled in the refrigerator in an airtight container for up to 1 week.
  • You can freeze these bars for up to 3 months. When stacking, separate layers with wax paper to prevent them from sticking together.
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Peanut Butter Bars

Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time5 minutes
Chill time1 hour
Total Time1 hour 15 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American, Southern
Keyword: no-bake-peanut-butter-bars, peanut-butter-bars
Servings: 24 servings
Calories: 346kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter melted
  • 3 cups finely ground graham cracker crumbs
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups creamy peanut butter
  • Topping:
  • 1 1/2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup peanut butter baking chips
  • 4 Tbsp peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup chopped salted peanuts

Instructions

  • Brush a 13 x 9 inch pan with softened butter.
  • Make the Bars: In a medium mixing bowl, use a silicone spatula or large spoon mix together melted butter with graham crackers crumbs, powdered sugar and peanut butter.
  • Press evenly into 13 x 9 inch pan. Place into the refrigerator for 15 minutes.
  • Make the Topping: In a microwave safe bowl or double boiler, melt together semi sweet chocolate chips, peanut butter chips and peanut butter. Stir until completely smooth. Spread evenly over the crust.
  • Remove bars from fridge and spread with melted chocolate. Sprinkle with chopped peanuts.
  • Cool completely at room temperature or chill for quicker set up. Cut into squares for serving.
  • Store in an airtight container chilled for up to one week.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 346kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 9g | Trans Fat: 0.3g | Cholesterol: 21mg | Sodium: 225mg | Potassium: 215mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 23g | Vitamin A: 242IU | Calcium: 30mg | Iron: 2mg
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