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No-Bake Peanut Butter Bars

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In the realm of delightful treats, Easy No-Bake Peanut Butter Bars stand out as a crowd favorite. These scrumptious bars combine the rich, creamy texture of peanut butter with the crunchiness of your favorite base, and a layer of velvety chocolate to top it all. Not only are they delectable, but they also boast health benefits. This recipe is simple, and can be whipped up in no time, making it an ideal go-to for any day.

Why People Love Cooking This Recipe?

There’s a myriad of reasons why these peanut butter bars have captured the hearts of many. First, they require no baking, which is a relief especially in the summer months when turning on the oven is the last thing you want. Moreover, the versatility of the recipe allows for endless customization with ingredients you have on hand. The recipe is also economical, and the bars can be stored for a long duration, which makes it perfect for meal planning.

Why This Recipe Is Healthy?

I’d like to highlight the nutritional benefits of this recipe. Peanut butter is an excellent source of protein and healthy fats. Using dark chocolate adds antioxidants and can be beneficial for heart health. Opting for natural peanut butter and watching the sugar content makes these bars a balanced treat. Adding nuts gives a dose of omega-3 fatty acids.

Who Can Eat This Recipe?

This recipe is perfect for almost everyone. However, people with nut allergies should avoid it. Those watching their caloric intake should enjoy in moderation.

Easy No-Bake Peanut Butter Bars are not just delicious but also pack nutritional benefits. This no-fuss recipe is perfect for satisfying your sweet tooth while also being mindful of health. Enjoy creating and indulging!

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No-Bake Peanut Butter Bars Recipe Details

No-Bake Peanut Butter Bars Recipe Details

prep time
15 minutes
cooking time
2 hours
16 bars
total time
2 hours 15 minutes


  • 8x8-inch pan

  • Parchment paper

  • Mixing bowl

  • Spatula

  • Knife


  • 1 cup creamy or crunchy peanut butter

  • 2 cups crushed graham crackers

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted

  • 1 cup powdered sugar

  • 1 1/2 cups chocolate chips

  • 1/4 cup chopped nuts (optional)



Line an 8x8-inch pan with parchment paper.


In a bowl, combine peanut butter, crushed graham crackers, melted butter, and powdered sugar. Mix until smooth.


Press the mixture evenly into the prepared pan.


Melt the chocolate chips and spread over the peanut butter layer.


Sprinkle chopped nuts if using.


Refrigerate for at least 2 hours.


Once set, cut into bars and enjoy!


Choose your peanut butter wisely - opt for one with no added sugars or oils. For the base, graham crackers are classic but you can use any cookie of your choice. Go for high-quality chocolate; it makes a difference. You can also add a pinch of salt to enhance the flavors.
Amelia Taylor
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