Easy No-Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars

By Eat More Chocolate Team    

April 16, 2015

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These bars are rich and decadent, and a little square goes a long way. Enjoy!

  • Yields: 16 Servings


Peanut Butter Chocolate Squares

Lightly grease an 8×8 inch square pan, and line it with parchment paper, leaving a 2-inch overhang on all sides. Set aside.

In a standing mixer, beat the butter until creamy. Add the sugar and beat to combine, then add the peanut butter, graham cracker crumbs, vanilla, and salt, and beat until combined and creamy. Add the confectioner’s sugar and mix until just combined.

Put the peanut butter mixture into the lined pan, and gently press it down into the pan, covering the whole surface. Use your hands or the bottom of a measuring cup to even out the top.


Combine the chocolate and heavy cream into a heavy-bottomed saucepan, and heat over medium heat. Stir frequently, until the chocolate mixture is combined and completely smooth. Remove from the heat and stir in the vanilla.

Gently pour over the peanut butter bars, and use a knife or offset spatula to smooth the glaze evenly.


Put the peanut butter bars in the freezer for one hour.

After the bars have chilled, remove them from the freezer and lift the bars from the pan, using the parchment overhang to help you. Place on a cutting board, and slice them into small squares. Keep refrigerated and serve cool.


Peanut Butter Chocolate Squares

6 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened

6 firmly packed tablespoons brown sugar

1 ⅓ cups creamy peanut butter (see note)

½ cup graham cracker crumbs

1 teaspoon vanilla

½ teaspoon salt

2 cups confectioners’ sugar


8 ounces semi sweet or bittersweet chocolate, chopped fine

5 tablespoons heavy cream

½ teaspoon vanilla extract