No-Bake Peanut Butter Cup Bars

These No-Bake Peanut Butter Bars are the easiest treat to make and taste just like a peanut butter cup! Perfect for a last minute dessert or if it’s too hot out to turn on the oven.

*Originally posted on 10/10/14 – I have now updated this post with new photos + a VIDEO! I show you exactly how to make these No-Bake Peanut Butter Bars step-by-step! Scroll down just before the recipe to view.*

These No-Bake Peanut Butter Bars are the easiest treat to make and taste just like a peanut butter cup! Perfect for a last minute dessert or if it’s too hot out to turn on the oven.

Ohhh, chocolate and peanut butter. The most tried and true combination that is sure to please just about everybody. I have surely grown to love peanut butter because of Mike’s love for it. Give him anything chocolate & peanut butter and he will be your best friend for life. These peanut butter bars could quite possibly be the easiest treat ever. They whip up in minutes and are extremely simple to make, with ingredients you probably already have on hand. Even simple enough that a young child can probably make them by themselves! (With supervision, of course.)

These No-Bake Peanut Butter Bars are the easiest treat to make and taste just like a peanut butter cup! Perfect for a last minute dessert or if it’s too hot out to turn on the oven.

These bars replicate peanut butter cups to a T and I think Mike died and went to heaven when he tried one of them. I can always count on the trusty chocolate and peanut butter combo to satisfy him. It’s a no-brainer that anything I make with those two flavors he’ll love! Like his birthday cake and these peanut butter frosted brownies. YUM.

These No-Bake Peanut Butter Bars are the easiest treat to make and taste just like a peanut butter cup! Perfect for a last minute dessert or if it’s too hot out to turn on the oven.

The best part about these bars, besides the fact that they are stupidly easy is that they’re no-bake! Perfect for last minute desserts or if it’s too hot out to turn on the oven, you can still have a delicious treat. They’re also perfect for getting the kids in the kitchen! I cannot wait until John is old enough to come in the kitchen with me to help me bake. 

Peanut Butter Cup Bars

Prep Time: 10 minutes

3 hours, 10 minutes

Yield: 12-16 bars

Ingredients:

Peanut Butter Bars
13 graham crackers, about 2 cups, finely crushed
1 cup unsalted butter, melted
1 3/4 cups powdered sugar
1/4 cup light brown sugar
1 cup creamy peanut butter
Chocolate Layer
3 cups semi sweet chocolate chips
1/4 cup creamy peanut butter

Instructions:

Line a 9x13 pan with foil and set aside.

In a food processor, pulse graham crackers to a fine crumb. Add melted butter, powdered sugar, brown sugar and peanut butter very well and pulse until thoroughly combined. Press mixture evenly into the bottom of prepared baking pan.

In the microwave or on the stove top, melt chocolate chips with peanut butter until completely smooth. If using the microwave, use 30 second increments to ensure the chocolate doesn't scorch. Spread chocolate mixture on top of the peanut butter layer until completely smooth. Allow bars to set in the refrigerator for 3 hours.

These peanut butter cup bars will keep for up to 5 days stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

http://www.sprinklesomesugar.com/peanut-butter-cup-bars/

Comments

    • Ashleigh says

      Applesauce makes a great replacement for better.. It’s an awesome replacement in breads and cookies.. I’m not sure about this these bars, I think oil, or even “lard” would work.

      If you decide to try applesauce, say it calls for 1 cup of butter, then you add one cup of applesauce, it’s an even swap

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