No Bake Peanut Butter Bars

These easy 5 -Ingredient Peanut Butter Chocolate Bars are super easy to make and extremely addicting! They take just 10 minutes to prep and then the fridge does the rest for you. These Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars are the perfect No Bake Summer Dessert! They are also freezer friendly too!

Chocolate peanut butter is my favorite sweet combination! If you love it like I do, try my No-Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie, and these Peanut Butter Buckeyes are dangerously pop-able!

Peanut Butter Chocolate Bars stacked on top of each other

No Bake Peanut Butter Bars

Are you a chocolate and peanut butter lover like me? Then this dessert is perfect for you! Creamy peanut butter filling layered with a chocolate and peanut butter shell on top, they are SO addictive and incredibly easy to make! Short on time? No problem! You’ll only need 10 minutes of prep time and an hour to set in the fridge. That’s it! The hardest part is waiting for them to set, but it’s 100% worth the wait! They taste just like cold Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups. What could be better?!

No-Bake Peanut Butter Bars are an awesome dessert to make ahead, and you only need 5 ingredients that you probably have on-hand right now. Simply mix and pour the ingredients in layers, and pop them in the fridge until you’re ready to have them. They also freeze really well, so I like to make a double batch and freeze half. Peanut Butter and Chocolate Bars are always great to have handy when you need a sweet treat in a pinch!

To make the peanut butter flavor really shine through in these chocolate peanut butter candy bars, I added peanut butter to the chocolate layer on top of the peanut butter layer. It is peanut butter-chocolate heaven!

Chocolate Peanut Butter Bar Ingredients

You only need 5 (yes, FIVE!) ingredients:

  • Butter: You can use either unsalted or salted butter in this!
  • Graham Cracker Crumbs: Adds a nice crunch and holds the peanut butter layer of these bars together.
  • Peanut Butter: I use creamy peanut butter in both the bars and chocolate layer.
  • Powdered Sugar: Adds a nice sweetness to the bars, and dissolves really easily compared to granulated sugar.
  • Chocolate Chips: I use semi-sweet chocolate chips however you can substitute dark chocolate if you prefer!

How To Make Peanut Butter Chocolate Bars

  • Prep the pan: Firstly, spray a 9 x 13 pan with cooking spray and then set it aside.
  • Make the Peanut Butter layer: Secondly, add the butter, powdered sugar, 1 cup of the peanut butter, and crushed graham crackers in a large bowl and then mix well to combine.

sugar, peanut butter, graham cracker in medium bowl

  • Spread: Next, spread the peanut butter mixture in an even layer into the prepared pan.

spreading peanut butter layer to baking pan

  • Make the chocolate topping: Add the 1/2 cup of peanut butter and chocolate chips to a small bowl and then microwave in 15-second intervals until fully melted. Mix them well.

melting peanut butter and chocolate chips in small white bowl

  • Pour and smooth: Pour the chocolate mixture onto the peanut butter layer and smooth with a rubber spatula.

spreading melted chocolate on top of peanut butter layer

  • Chill. Place in the refrigerator to firm up for an hour.

cutting bars into squares in baking pan

  • Serve: Finally, cut into squares and enjoy!

Storage and Freezing Instructions

  • Store: Store these peanut butter chocolate bars in an airtight container in the fridge for up to a week. They are so good cold they taste just like a Reese’s peanut butter cup!
  • Freeze: The bars can even be frozen for up to 3 months! After they have chilled in the refrigerator, slice and place them in an airtight container, like a large plastic freezer-safe bag, and store them in the freezer. This helps with portion control as well! You can defrost one at a time instead of having a whole tray waiting to be devoured in the fridge, or enjoy them cold!

pouring melted ganache on top of graham cracker mixture

Tips and Variations

  • To slice these bars I recommend running a knife under hot water before slicing. This helps slicing them into perfect squares!
  • For a salty twist, top them with crumbled pretzels, roasted pistachios, or salted peanuts. You can also use unsalted peanuts or even crushed up Reeses Pieces for a pop of color!
  • I prefer to use standard creamy peanut butter in this chocolate peanut butter bars recipe. Natural peanut butters with the oil on top tends to make the peanut butter layer fall apart after they come out of the refrigerator.
  • Not a peanut butter fan? You can swap the peanut butter in this recipe for your preferred nut butter! Almond or cashew would be delicious!
  • Don’t have graham crackers? You can substitute Oreos, golden graham’s, cheerios or Biscoff cookies!

No Bake Peanut Butter Bars

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Peanut Butter Chocolate Bars

4.93 from 13 votes
Prep Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings: 12 large bars

5 Ingredient Peanut Butter Chocolate Bars. Super easy to make and extremley addicting! Takes less than 20 minutes to make and is no bake!


  • 2 sticks butter 1 cup, melted
  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 2 cups graham crackers crushed
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 1/2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips


  • Spray a 9 x 13 pan with cooking spray. Set aside.
    Add butter, powdered sugar, 1 cup peanut butter and graham cracker in a large bowl. Mix to combine.
  • Layer into the prepared pan.
  • Add the 1/2 cup of peanut butter and chocolate chips to a small bowl. Microwave in 15 second intervals until fully melted.
  • Pour onto of the peanut butter layer and smooth with a rubber spatula.
  • Place in the refrigerator to firm up for an hour.
  • To serve, cut into squares and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Recipe adapted from All Recipes

Nutrition Facts
Peanut Butter Chocolate Bars
Amount per Serving
% Daily Value*
Saturated Fat
Vitamin A
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Bars And Cookies, Easy Desserts, No Bake Desserts, Peanut Butter Chocolate Bars


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  • Kathleen

    I’m not a huge sweets person, but I have an incredible weakness for peanut butter and chocolate desserts! Drooling over here!

  • Beeta

    Oh how yummy! I love PB & chocolate! Plus the fact that this is only 5 ingredients is a big bonus! I can totally imagine how addictive this, and you’re right, the hardest part would be waiting for it to set! :p

  • Kristine

    You can’t go wrong with chocolate and peanut butter! I love that these are no-bake and so quick to put together!

  • Claudia

    OMG 20 minutes and no bake?! They look amazing, especially with the contrasting peanut butter and chocolate layers. Gorgeous!

  • Jess

    Peanut butter and chocolate is HEAVEN! Your bars look perfect and such gorgeous photos! I wish I was the one taking that bite out of one right about now! 🙂

  • Dannii

    I am definitely a peanut butter lover and peanut butter and chocolate just go SO well together. The perfect little treat.

  • Gayle

    I’ve made similar before and these always turn out so well! You can’t beat peanut butter and chocolate!

    • Hi Elizabeth!

      I like to keep these refrigerated. This helps keep the chocolate from melting and getting too messy.



  • Sarah

    I can just tell that I would lose ALL self-control around these peanut butter chocolate bars! They look so fudgy and irresistible!

  • David

    Oh, I am all about these bars! Actually, I think I should ban myself from making these…only because I would eat them all in less time than it took to make them! Excellent photos! 🙂

  • Shelby

    Oh my goodness I love the idea of putting pretzels on top of these! Plus, only 5 ingredients? No I really have no reason not to make these RIGHT NOW! =)

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