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Easy Peanut Butter Bars

 Easy Peanut Bars are a must try for peanut butter cup lovers! They are one of the easiest and most delicious treats you can make. Just 5 ingredients in this no bake dessert!

Peanut Butter Chocolate Bars - 3 stacked on a red check napkin

Easy Peanut Butter Bars

Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups are an all time favorite at our house and these bars taste just like the much loved candy bar. I bet you even have all of the ingredients on hand!

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Ingredients for peanut butter bars

How to Make Easy Peanut Butter Bars:

Butter and graham cracker crumbs in a bowl with wooden spoon

  • Melt butter in a bowl and combine with graham cracker crumbs. 

Powdered Sugar & Peanut Butter in a bowl

  • Stir in peanut butter and powdered sugar until smooth. 

Filling for no bake peanut butter bars

  • Line or grease an 8 x 11 pan or 8 x 8 pan. 

Peanut Butter bars in a parchment paper lined baking dish

  • Press peanut butter mixture into pan, spreading evenly. 

melted chocolate in an orange bowl

  • Melt chocolate chips in a microwave safe bowl, stirring until smooth. 

Melted chocolate spread over peanut butter bars

  • Spread evenly over peanut bars. 

Chilled chocolate covered peanut butter bars

  • Chill for 1 hour and cut into bars. 
  • Store bars in refrigerator. 

Sliced Peanut Butter and Chocolate Bars

More Peanut Butter Desserts to Try:

  • Peanut Butter Whatchamacallit Pie is a twist on the classic peanut butter pie filled with Whatchamacallit candy bars. It’s so irresistible.
  • Peanut Butter No Bake Cheesecake  is a fun and easy dessert with layers of no bake peanut butter cheesecake and Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups. 
  • Peanut Butter Blossoms are the classic cookie made with Hershey’s Kisses. So irresistible!
  • Peanut Butter Cheesecake Brownies are decadent and beyond delicious. A gooey brownie topped with no bake peanut cheesecake and M&Ms!
  • Classic Peanut Butter Cookies are super simple to make. So delicious that they rarely ever make it to the cookie jar at our house!

Stack of Peanut Butter bars with glass of milk

I’m a huge fan of no bake desserts like these Cinnamon Toast Crunch Bars and these peanut butter bars are one of the best things I’ve ever made. They are great for potlucks, holidays or just for a weeknight dessert. 

No bake Peanut Butter Bars are a great dessert to make for last minute get togethers or when you see that late night peanut butter cup commercial!

Slice of peanut butter bars

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stack of 3 peanut butter bars.
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Easy Peanut Butter Bars

Easy Peanut Bars are a must try for peanut butter cup lovers! They are one of the easiest and most delicious treats you can make. Just 5 ingredients in this no bake dessert!
Prep Time10 minutes
Additional Time1 hour
Total Time1 hour 10 minutes
Course: Desserts
Cuisine: American
Keyword: no bake bars, no bake dessert, peanut butter dessert, Reese's Peanut Butter Cup Bars
Servings: 12 Servings
Calories: 358kcal
Author: Milisa


  • 3/4 cup graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/2 cup butter melted
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 cup chunky peanut butter
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips


  • Mix graham cracker crumbs and melted butter together in a bowl.
  • Add in peanut butter and powdered sugar and stir until smooth.
  • Grease or line an 8 x 8 or 8 x 11 baking pan.
  • Press peanut butter mixture into pan evenly.
  • Melt chocolate chips in a microwave safe bowl in 30 second intervals until melted. Stir until smooth.
  • Spread chocolate over peanut butter mixture.
  • Chill for 1 hour.
  • Cut into bars to serve.


Store covered in refrigerator.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 358kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 20mg | Sodium: 191mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 29g


    1. Hi Sarah,
      Refrigerated in an airtight container or wrapped in plastic wrap they should last about a week, maybe a little longer. I hope that helps.
      ~ Milisa

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