Easy No Bake Peanut Butter Bars Recipe

I love a good, fast recipe that is pretty much fail-proof, and turns out perfectly every time. It's rare to come by, but this recipe is exactly that. It is simple, delicious, and so easy to throw together.

I LOVE anything with Peanut Butter and Chocolate, but sometimes I don’t have all day to bake in the kitchen. When I found these, I knew I had to give them a try.

It only took about 5 minutes to throw everything together then I let them sit in the refrigerator until after dinner. They turned out perfect and so delicious.

They are the perfect summer dessert because there is no baking required. It was simple, fast, delicious, and everyone in the family gobbled them right up.

This may become a weekly dessert at our house. I am all about quick, inexpensive, and delicious, and that is exactly what this recipe is.

what can i substitute the graham crackers with?

I love this recipe with graham crackers, but if you don’t have any on hand, there are plenty of other options that would work just as well. Here is what I recommend:

  • Golden Graham Cereal
  • Vanilla Wafer Cookies
  • Vanilla Oreo Cookies
  • Teddy Bear Grahams
  • Cinnamon Sticks
  • Vanilla based cookies
  • Biscoff Cookies
  • Honey Nut Cheerios
  • Frosted Flakes Cereal
  • Frosted Cheerios
  • Peanut Butter Cheerios

Really, any sweet cookie or cracker would work perfectly with this recipe. We usually blend ours up in a food processor to make the texture really fine.

could i use butterscotch chips instead of peanut butter?

These No Bake Peanut Butter Bars are so delicious with the peanut butter chips. However, we have made them with butterscotch chips and they were absolutely delicious.

It was a fun change, and the flavor was still amazing. You could also use the combination of milk chocolate chips, and white chocolate chips, to give it a creamy texture, and not so much rich chocolate.

Either way, they will be absolutely delicious. You could also just use milk chocolate chips, and no other flavored chip, as well.

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    Serves: 20

    Easy No Bake Peanut Butter Bars Recipe

    1 hr, 10 Prep Time

    2 minCook Time

    1 hr, 12 Total Time

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    • 1 cup butter (melted)
    • 2 cups graham cracker crumbs (use the boxed kind, or grind them in a food processor. Tiny granules.)
    • 2 cups powdered sugar
    • 1 1/4 cups peanut butter (divided)
    • 1 1/2 cups milk chocolate chips


    1. In a medium bowl, mix together the melted butter, graham cracker crumbs, powdered sugar, and 1 cup peanut butter until well blended.
    2. Press evenly into the bottom of an ungreased 9 × 13 inch pan. (I did mine in a 9 X 9 inch square pan because I wanted them to be thicker)
    3. In the microwave, melt the chocolate chips with the peanut butter, stirring every 30 seconds until melted until smooth. Spread over the peanut butter layer.
    4. Refrigerate for at least one hour before cutting into squares.



    2363 cal


    54 g


    466 g


    28 g
    Click Here For Full Nutrition, Exchanges, and My Plate Info

Adapted From Baker Lady

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133 Responses to “Easy No Bake Peanut Butter Bars Recipe”

    • My son got back from Afghanistan last December. He was there in August. Because it is so hot there you wwould need to eait until October to send them, probably later in the month. Everything woud melt, because of the heat. He received a 3 lb bag if gummy bears last September and it became one lump of gummies. Also, use parkay margarine, it will not go rancid like butter.
      Thanks to your husband for his service, and to you also. It is hard on those left behind.
      best wishes,
      Debi @ Adorned From Above
    • I found this on one of the sites we use to mail my uncle cookies!! He loves them~
      This recipe was given to me by a WSU Food Advisor, Muggs Broselle. She says they travel very well and stay fresh
      during their travels.
      Monstor Cookies Monstor Cookies
      Make 90 cookies
      Preparation Time 20 minutes
      12 large eggs 4 cups sugar
      2 pounds brown sugar 1 Tablespoon vanilla
      1 Tablespoon maple syrup 8 teaspoons baking soda
      1 pound butter 3 pound peanut butter
      18 cups oatmeal 1 pound chocolate chips
      1 pound M&Ms Plain Chocolate candy
      ? Mix eggs, sugars, butter and peanut butter together.
      ? Add vanilla and soda.
      ? Add ½ of the oatmeal then the chocolate chips.
      ? Add the rest of the oatmeal. You may need to add more oatmeal until the dough is no longer sticky.
      ? Add the M&Ms now and mix well or add them to the top of each cookie before baking
      ? Use an ice cream scoop to put on cookie sheet
      ? Bake at 350 F for 12 minutes.
  1. WoolMoon- I have made these a few times already and one time I had crumbly bottoms, too. I figured out that when mixing the bottoms parts together it really helps to do it with your hands and knead it for a while. Then, when pressing into the pan use something with a flat bottom to press it firmly in the pan. Good luck!

    I've taken these to the last 3 parties I've gone to and they have always been the first to go!
  2. Always make things more complicated. As I didn't have the graham crumbs, I used a chocolate biscotti, pretzels, & 1/2 a pack of Graham crackers. For the sugar, I only used 1 cup as I found it to be pretty sweet already. When I was melting the chocolate & 1/4 c. Peanut butter, I was a bit worried about it not smoothly melting. A good squeeze of honey, 2 T. Butter, & it was smooth & silky. Then, to gild the lily, I ground up butterscotch chips with toffee coated peanuts, about 1/4 c. Of each. Then sprinkled those crumbs on top of the chocolate. oh, my! Yummy.
  3. I am a lunch lady from a small oklahoma school. I fondly remember a peanut butter bar that tasted like a butterfinger when i was in school 33 yrs ago. I dug thru some of our old recipes here at school and found that recipe. It has a item that we no longer have available to us but it can be special ordered from Lousianna. So i ordered it a few years back. I still have enough dehydrated sweet potato granules to make one more recipe for our students. This was probably my favorite desert besides our old favorite chocolate no bake cookies. Love love love the old school recipes.
  4. Okay, I have to stop reading your blog... MY MOUTH IS WATERING! Lol! Thank you for sharing your great ideas! :)Also, I love that you 6 sisters keep in touch here! I hope me and my 3 sisters and 4 brothers can do something like this when we are all gone (so far only 1 of my bro's is married ;P) Thanks again!
  5. I made these last night so my daughter, she turned 5 years old today, could have a treat for her birthday. We're not having hers and her brother's birthday party until Aug. My kids and the adults too loved these. We had Blue Bunny Ice cream on the side to make the treat complete. I will make these again. It's a hot day her in Michigan, so I put them in the freezer after I made them. I put them in the fridg just about 1/2 hour before we ate them. They turned out great, very easy to make. Yummmmmmy!!!!!!
  6. My batch is currently chilling in the freezer as it is over 100 degrees today here in Southern California...I used dark chocolate chips, as that was all I had on hand (I like to keep them in the freezer and eat them when I have a chocolate craving lol). Totally forgot to at the peanut butter to the chocolate when heating but I don't think that will make a huge difference. Can't wait to try these!!!
  7. I made these with half gramcrackers and half bread crumbs for my first batch, just because i didn't have enough gramcrackers. then when i made them another time with all gramcrackers my DH said they tasted too sweet! I would say either use a semisweet baking chocolate to off set the sweetness, or use bread crumbs instead of (or half mixed with) gramcracker crumbs. I had a stale/dry loaf of french bread that i processed in a coffee grinder. it worked perfectly!
  8. These were great. Made them for my husband's birthday. Chocolate and peanut butter are his two favorite things. I had all the ingredients on hand and the fact that they were a "no bake" dessert worked perfect since my oven broke. Thanks so much for a quick, easy, tasty recipe my whole family loved =)
  9. I dont know how this will come out, but I only had a cup of graham crumbs, so I made a thin crust, and crunched up some rice cereal to form a second layer, and then poured the chocolate and peanut butter mix on top. I do not have a microwave, so I blended the chocolate chips and peanut butter with a slight bit of milk, on low stirring continuously. Assembled it all, and have it in the fridge now.
  10. These are amazing... I make them all the time for my family! I make the original version and substitute honey Chex cereal for the graham crackers when I make them for my sister who is gluten free! I love so many of your recipes....Thank you!
  11. I made these for the first time tonight and thought they were great. I just have one question....my husband did not care for the texture because he thought they were a little bit "gritty". Do you think using a hand mixer to mix up the bottom layer would help or is that just the texture due to the graham cracker crumbs? (I used Keebler's Graham Cracker Crumbs)
  12. Kassie
    What a delicious recipe! It is literally my husband's and my mom's favorite dessert...OF ALL TIME! That's saying something, too! My one change is that I think the recipe is a little too rich with so much powdered sugar. I only use one cup of sugar and it is still divine!

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