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No-Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars

No-Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars – These peanut butter bars are incredibly creamy and fudgy, topped with a delicious milk chocolate layer, and they are no-bake!

No-Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars scattered on wood effect background.

Peanut butter and chocolate are one of my favourite combinations. I absolutely love Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, and Reese’s Pieces, but I can’t get hold of them all the time, because I live in the UK.

So, why not make a peanut butter and chocolate snack/dessert I can indulge in whenever I want?

No-Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars scattered on and around a baking tray.

Ingredients for No-Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars:

  • unsalted butter
  • icing/powdered sugar
  • light brown sugar
  • caster/granulated sugar
  • smooth peanut butter

For the chocolate layer, you’ll need:

  • unsalted butter
  • milk chocolate (you can use dark, or semi-sweet!)

 These peanut butter bars are so quick and easy to make, and they are no-bake – bonus! All you need to do is combine all the ingredients together in one bowl, and press the mixture into an 8×8-inch square baking pan lined with aluminum foil.

A stack of three No-Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars.

Melt some delicious milk chocolate with a little unsalted butter and pour over the peanut butter layer, and chill. Simple! You have yourself creamy, fudgy peanut butter bars!

Of course, you can use any chocolate you like! Dark, white, semi sweet… But I love my milk chocolate. 🙂

These no-bake chocolate peanut butter bars are what I reach for when I have a peanut butter craving. Which is most of the time 😉 I do not miss the American candy when I’m devouring one of these!

A stack of three No-Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars with a bite taken out of the top one.

A long image of No-Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars with text overlay.

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Enjoy!

5 from 1 vote
No-Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars
Prep Time: 20 mins
Total Time: 20 mins
Yields: 16 bars
Calories: 363 kcal

These peanut butter bars are incredibly creamy and fudgy, topped with a delicious milk chocolate layer, and they are no-bake!

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Ingredients
For the Peanut Butter Layer
  • 1/3 cup unsalted butter 75g, melted
  • 1 and 1/2 cups icing/powdered sugar 187g
  • 1 cup light brown sugar 200g
  • 1/2 cup caster/granulated sugar 100g
  • 1 and 1/4 cups smooth peanut butter 300g
For the Chocolate Layer
  • 1/3 cup unsalted butter 75g
  • 1 cup high quality milk chocolate 175g, chopped
Instructions
For the Peanut Butter Layer
  1. Line an 8x8" baking pan with aluminium foil. Set aside.
  2. Mix together the melted butter, sugars, icing sugar, and peanut butter until well combined. Press the mixture into the prepared pan.
For the Chocolate Layer
  1. In the microwave, melt the butter and chocolate together, stirring every 30 seconds. Pour over the peanut butter layer, and spread out evenly. Chill for at least 2 - 4 hours, or overnight.
  2. Before cutting into squares, leave to stand at room temperature for 10 minutes.
Notes

Bars stay fresh stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 1 week. They also freeze well for up to 2 months. Thaw overnight in the fridge.

The calories are an estimate only.

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23 Comments

  • Reply
    Felesha
    19th March 2016 at 5:02 pm

    Peanut butter and chocolate is just the best combo! I’ll take 3! Thanks for sharing!!

    • Reply
      Marsha
      19th March 2016 at 8:24 pm

      Thanks, Felesha!

  • Reply
    Diana
    19th March 2016 at 7:16 pm

    I’m a huge fan of peanut butter especially when it’s combined with chocolate. I have a very similar recipe on my blog 🙂

    • Reply
      Marsha
      19th March 2016 at 8:26 pm

      Your peanut butter bars look so yummy! 🙂

  • Reply
    Peter @ Feed Your Soul Too
    19th March 2016 at 8:22 pm

    Marsha my kids would love these. The bar is so creamy and the chocolate is so fudgy.

    • Reply
      Marsha
      19th March 2016 at 10:14 pm

      Thanks, Peter!

  • Reply
    April @ Girl Gone Gourmet
    19th March 2016 at 9:16 pm

    My favorite combo – love chocolate and peanut butter! These look so easy and dangerous – I wouldn’t want to share them 🙂

    • Reply
      Marsha
      19th March 2016 at 10:12 pm

      Thanks, April! 🙂

  • Reply
    Bintu | Recipes From A Pantry
    19th March 2016 at 9:48 pm

    No bake, peanut butter and chocolate – heck yeah.

    • Reply
      Marsha
      19th March 2016 at 10:13 pm

      Thanks, Bintu!

  • Reply
    Sally
    19th March 2016 at 10:58 pm

    I am lucky enough to taste all your delicious recipes with being your mum and these peanut butter, and chocolate slices are so yummy, and one just isn’t enough lol

    • Reply
      Marsha
      19th March 2016 at 11:08 pm

      Thank you, Mum! ^_^

  • Reply
    Natalie
    21st March 2016 at 10:17 am

    Yummmy 🙂 Love choco and peanut butter combo. Thanks for sharing. PS I love how you use the microwave to melt chocolate, such a great tip 😉

  • Reply
    swayam
    21st March 2016 at 11:26 am

    Marsha these are decadent!! So gorgeous

  • Reply
    Jess @ What Jessica Baked Next
    21st March 2016 at 12:55 pm

    These no-bake bars are delicious! Love PB and chocolate – such a yummy flavour combo! 🙂 Love the photos!

  • Reply
    Muna Kenny
    21st March 2016 at 2:52 pm

    I want to say that 2 bars will not be enough for me 🙂 …Great recipe for kids and looks delicious!

  • Reply
    grace
    21st March 2016 at 5:26 pm

    i had forgotten about these, which is both good and bad! 🙂 great treat!

    • Reply
      Marsha
      21st March 2016 at 6:09 pm

      Thanks, Grace! 🙂

  • Reply
    AiPing | Curious Nut
    22nd March 2016 at 9:37 am

    Peanut butter and no bake? So totally sold. Delicious and decadent I say.

    • Reply
      Marsha
      22nd March 2016 at 1:42 pm

      Thanks, AiPing!

  • Reply
    Martha
    27th March 2016 at 4:44 pm

    When I was a kid, there *used to be* a chocolate-covered peanut butter bar dessert served in American public schools (I’m not sure if they were served nation-wide or just a regional dessert). I say *used to be* because you’d never find this in any school cafeteria today due to the prevalence of peanut allergies. I think the “lunch ladies” actually made them fresh, right there on the premises, and I can remember how we used to look forward to the days when they were on the menu. Thank you for this recipe as it looks very much like the sweet treat from my childhood. I can’t wait to make them! :O)

    • Reply
      Marsha
      27th March 2016 at 9:08 pm

      You’re so welcome, Martha! Enjoy! 🙂

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