Peanut Butter Bars are a classic, 5-ingredient dessert recipe that can be made in less than 10 minutes! Made with a blend of peanut butter, graham crackers, powdered sugar, butter, and chocolate!
Print Recipe

Peanut Butter Bars

Peanut Butter Bars are a classic, 5-ingredient dessert recipe that can be made in less than 10 minutes! Made with a blend of peanut butter, graham crackers, powdered sugar, butter, and chocolate!
Prep Time5 mins
Resting Time1 hr
Total Time5 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chocolate peanut butter bars, no bake peanut butter bars, peanut butter bars
Servings: 16 bars
Calories: 313kcal
Author: Rebecca Hubbell

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Begin by lining an 8x8-inch pan with parchment paper and set aside.
  • Add your graham crackers to a food processor and pulsing into a crumb or a large Ziploc bag and crushing with a rolling pin until fine crumb forms.
  • Next, melt the butter in the microwave. Then add the butter, graham cracker crumbs, peanut butter, and powdered sugar to a medium mixing bowl and use a rubber spatula or hand mixer to combine. 
  • Spread the mixture out evenly in the prepared pan. 
  • Melt the chocolate in the microwave on 30-second intervals until melted, stirring between each one. 
  • Pour the melted chocolate over the top of the peanut butter mixture and spread to cover. Let sit until chocolate sets, then slice and serve.

Notes

  • These bars are very soft but still sliceable and can be transferred with a spatula.
  • These can get oily if they sit for a long period of time. I recommend storing in an air-tight container in the fridge for up to 1 week. Use pieces of parchment paper between the slices. 
  • If you can't find chocolate melting wafers you can use semi-sweet or milk chocolate chips instead.
  • Crunchy Peanut Butter may also be used.
  • My husband prefers these without the butter which is the only change from my peanut butter balls recipe.

Nutrition

Calories: 313kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 7mg | Sodium: 166mg | Potassium: 218mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 19g | Vitamin A: 85IU | Calcium: 21mg | Iron: 1.2mg