No Bake Peanut Butter Bars Recipe

I have a favorite recipe that I make whenever I need an easy dessert.  No Bake Peanut Butter Bars is the recipe I bring to church potlucks, picnics and bake sales.  They are extremely easy, but very satisfying.  Once after a party, my friend that left early, called me to see if I had brought any extra No Bake Peanut Butter Bars home.  Alas, once the leftovers made it home, they were quickly devoured my kids.

No bake pb bars

No Bake Peanut Butter bars only have 5 ingredients.  Yup, that’s it!  It’s a recipe I can always remember the ingredients, so I can grab them quick in the store.  They only take 5 minutes to make, and only 20 minutes to cool, just enough time to set the chocolate.

Whip up a batch this Mother’ Day!  Your mom (and everyone else) will love them!

No Bake Peanut Butter Bars


No Bake Peanut Butter Bars Recipe
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Feel free to use chunky peanut butter or substitute semi-sweet chocolate
Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 15
  • 1 cup of melted butter
  • 2 cups of graham cracker crumbs (store bought or you can grind your own in a food processor)
  • 2 cups of powdered sugar
  • 1 cup and 4 tablespoons of peanut butter
  • 1 bag of milk chocolate chips
  1. Combine graham cracker crumbs, powdered sugar and cup of peanut butter in a large mixing bowl or electric mixer.
  2. Add melted butter until blended. Mixture may be a bit crumbly.
  3. Press together into the bottom of a cake pan (9x13).
  4. Melt the chocolate in the microwave, starting with 30 seconds increments until melted.
  5. Stir in 4 tablespoons of peanut butter.
  6. Spread melted chocolate/peanut butter on top of the peanut butter mixture.
  7. Place in refrigerator for about 20 minutes until chocolate is firm enough to cut into bars.


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About Christine

Christine is currently a stay at home mom of 5 kids. Since they range in age from newborn to teenager, she spends an enormous amount of time chauffeuring around town. When she's not driving, she loves to curl up with a good book, exercise or spend time with her husband. Her passion is singing and acting, and watching her kids develop a love of the same. She is excited to be a part of the team at A Mom's Take.


No Bake Peanut Butter Bars Recipe — 7 Comments

  1. This looks really good and something fun I can make with my kids!! Thank you

  2. These look so good and so easy! I’m going to have to make these for the next family get together that I go to!

  3. I made these for my daughters b-day party and everyone loved them and I lost the recipe now I have it again! thank you!!

  4. Wow, I can’t wait to try these! They look scrumptious, my family loves peanut butter so it will be a great surprise dessert. Thanks

  5. Oh these sound so good. My husband loves anything with peanut butter. I like how easy these are to make. Thanks for sharing your recipe.

  6. I love this recipe because it is so easy to make. I like peanut butter in my recipes and I am going to make this for my family! Thanks for an awesome recipe!