No-Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars


Are y’all tired of no-bake desserts yet?  I promise I’m almost done.  I’m actually starting to miss the taste of oven-roasted food.  And I’m dying to bake a pie.  I think my oven may be starting to miss me too.

So I have an intense chocolate-peanut butter craving about twice a week.  Oh, you too?  Well this dessert is perfect.  All you need is a microwave and 15 minutes.  It’s especially fun to make when your honey is sweating outside grilling dinner for you (because you couldn’t imagine turning on the oven and heating up the house just for dinner).  I adapated this recipe to serve two from the Bible (also known as Southern Living).

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No-Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars
Makes 2 large bars in a 9" x 5" x 3" loaf pan.
  • 2 graham cracker sheets
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • ¼ cup peanut butter
  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 ounces bitter sweet chocolate, chopped
  1. Crush graham crackers in a medium bowl with a pastry cutter. Alternatively, you can use a food processor.
  2. Add the powdered sugar to the graham cracker crumbs and stir to combine.
  3. Melt the butter and peanut butter together in a small bowl in the microwave. Add the vanilla to this mixture before pouring it over the graham cracker crumb mixture. Blend this mixture very well until a stiff dough forms. Take the time to ensure all the powdered sugar is incorporated into the dough.
  4. Press this mixture firmly in the bottom of a 9” x 5” x 3” loaf pan. Ensure the crust is even and flat. Melt the chocolate in the microwave in 30 second intervals. Pour the chocolate over the crust and leave on the counter until set. Use a knife to cut the squares into small serving pieces. These are VERY rich.


  1. says

    Mmmm, these sound like a great Reese’s pb cup, which just happens to be one of my favorite treats. No-bake recipes are great, keep ’em coming!

  2. says

    Looks awesome! My husband hates peanut butter and chocolate together (he’s a strange man…), but that just means more for me! :D

  3. says

    I could easily eat chocolate and peanut butter every day. The fact that my oven won’t get turned on makes these so hard to resist.

  4. says

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  5. says

    I’ll definitely be making these!!! They sound divine!! By the way, I’m so excited to find your website! It’ll be so nice to start making some of your desserts for two! I can’t wait! :)

  6. Heather says

    Just found your website and I just made these. Divine! This recipe is just for ONE,…right?…

    Next time I will do a little less sugar and a little more PB.

  7. Karishma says

    What to use instead of Graham crackers? :) Living in Australia. So excited to try these, right now Im in the mood for a quick fix. Please keep the no-bake recipes coming! :)

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