No-Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars
No-Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars are a sinful treat for those days you just need chocolate and peanut butter.
NO-BAKE CHOCOLATE PEANUT BUTTER BARS
I just got back from a 2 1/2 week vacation. Here’s a list of the indulgent things (that I can remember) that I ate: salt water taffy, Sonic x 3, 4 lb of See’s chocolate, 2 dozen Swig cookies, 2 dozen Sweet Tooth Fairy Cupcakes, In-n-Out, Cafe Zupas x 2, Cafe Rio, Wild Zucchini, Oreganos, and s’mores x 6
So basically I’m 15 pounds heavier and it was worth every calorie.
Keeping in theme with my trip, this treat is one of my favorite ever. If you’re new to my blog you must know that I have exactly 46 chocolate and peanut butter recipes. So you might think you’ve seen these before but they are in fact a permutation of something that is already on my blog.
These are so easy that I made my 10-year-old make them from start to finish. Start with graham cracker crumbs and powdered sugar. You can even buy graham cracker crumbs in the baking aisle now.
A whole lot of peanut butter…
…and melted butter can make cardboard taste good. Press it into a 9×13 pan. For the top – more peanut butter and melted chocolate with some rice crispies stirred in. Pour that on top and chill. These will get soft at room temperature. Not too soft that you can’t eat them but if you want a firmer bar keep them chilled.
OTHER PEANUT BUTTER RECIPES:
- Reese’s Peanut Butter Cupcakes
- Peanut Butter Pie Recipe
- Homemade Reese’s Bars
- Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Mini Cheesecakes
- Chocolate Peanut Butter Pretzel Ritz Bars
- Peanut Butter Cup Cookies
- Culter’s Frosted Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies
- Chocolate Peanut Butter Ritz Crackers
No-Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars
- 1 cup unsalted butter, melted
- 2 cups graham cracker crumbs
- 2 cups powdered sugar
- 2 cups creamy peanut butter, divided
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
- 1 1/2 cups rice crispy cereal
- Line an 9x13 pan with parchment paper or spray with cooking spray.
- In a large mixing bowl (or by hand with a spoon), beat together the melted butter, graham cracker crumbs, sugar, 1 cup peanut butter, and salt. Spread into the pan. Refrigerate at least 15 minutes to firm up.
- In a microwave safe bowl melt together the chocolate chips and remaining 1 cup peanut butter in the microwave in 30 second intervals, stirring in between until smooth (a double boiler can also be used). Remove from the heat and stir in the cereal. Spread on top of the chilled peanut butter layer. Refrigerate until chocolate is firm before serving. Store in an airtight container for up to 1 week in the fridge or at room temperature depending how you like them.
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Yum! Just made these! Delicious! Everyone loves them! xoxo
Aw Sara thank you! Hope you’re doing well!
I made the recipe before I realized I was out of Rice Krispies and took it as is to a social. The chocolate was a little soft at room temperature, but no one seemed to care. Everyone loved it and asked for the recipe. I would cut back on the peanut butter in the chocolate layer if I was to make it again without the cereal
Glad you liked it!
Could you bake these in a jelly roll pan and just get a thinner bar or would you have to change the recipe?
To be honest, they’re pretty thin already but you might be able to get away with it.
I made these the other night and they are basically resses pieces peanut butter cups but homemade.
Melted Butter can definitely make ANYTHING taste a million times better! These Chocolate – PB bars are soooo amazing! I’m loving the crunch from the rice krispie treats!
These are cooling in the fridge right now and I can’t wait to cut into them! Thanks for the recipe!
Hope you loved them like I did.
These were a big hit! Thank you!
I just made these to bring to our neighborhood block party. I don’t think there are going to be any left to bring home. They’re soooo good!
Yay! Hope they were a hit.
These look delicious! What is better than chocolate and peanut butter? And you’re right, butter can make cardboard taste good 🙂
Sounds like you had an awesome vacay! 🙂 Loving these bars so much — I can’t believe they’re no-bake! Excited to make these!
You’re so sweet Joan! I’m a huge fan!
These bars are my dream! I looove the chocolate/pb combo and these bars look addictive! Pinned 🙂
Oh my goodness!! Yummy!!
I guess refusing such treat would be bigger sin that eating it 😀 Yummy!
I have made these and they are deeeeeeeeeeeeelicious!
Looks like we are hitting most of the same places on our trips to Utah 🙂 These look waaaaay too easy/fast to be allowed. Darn my lack of Rice Krispies.
Lived in Utah for almost 25 years. There are some great BBQ resturants in SLC and Midval. Try Mi Ranchito in Orem or American Fork for some great Mexican food. I’ll be there next week for a day or two and I’ll be hitting Cafe Rio and In-n-Out. Enjoy my state I call home and have Hun!!
I’ve been to Mi Ranchito years ago. It’s good!