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Easy No Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars

Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars are better than a Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup. They only have 6 ingredients, require no baking, and are made in 15 minutes. The recipe makes a lot. The more the better, I say!

Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars

Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars are one of my family’s favorite treats.

To be honest, I have two candy vices. Well, probably I have a lot more.

But if you put me in the checkout line at the grocery, on a day with no willpower, I might just snag a Hershey bar with almonds or a Reese’s peanut butter cup.

They always seem to make the moment go better.

Additionally, they always remind me of other moments from my childhood where candy seemed to have a magical effect.

I remember the day my brother called me to my mother’s bedroom and showed me where he found her secret candy stash.

He must have seen her putting it there-I don’t know how else he would have known that a giant Hershey’s Bar was hiding in her lingerie drawer.

I don’t know if I was more surprised to see it, or more surprised at the size of it. I mean no one ever bought me one that big.

I think she quickly discovered it missing and then found a new hiding place in the back of the freezer. Ah, well… we all have our vices.

Candy memory #2 happened on Sunday mornings.

My Papa always showed up Sunday morning after Sunday school and would always arrive with a bag of Hershey’s miniatures.

He said that way everyone would have something they liked. Of course he was right.

I think that’s when I discovered good old Mr. Goodbar. And that special dark chocolate.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars

Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars

Now I don’t really eat much candy and it is only during the holiday season that I make these addictively good chocolate peanut butter bars.

They aren’t quite Reese’s, but they do seem to be digested quite fast by whoever is in my home.

The best part is they require no baking and I can pronounce all the ingredients they contain.

These aren’t protein balls or energy balls; they are just good, old fashioned peanut butter bars with a layer of chocolate to round everything out!

Everyone loves them and if you are a chocolate peanut butter lover like me than I know you will too!

Check them out. Your Reese’s lovers will be quite pleased.

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(This post was originally published in December, 2012)
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Chocolate Peanut Butter Bites

Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars

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  • Author: Abbe Odenwalder
  • Prep Time: 20 Minutes
  • Total Time: 20 Minutes
  • Yield: 12 - 16 Servings 1x
  • Category: Cookies/Bars
  • Cuisine: American


These no-bake chocolate peanut butter bars, beat Reese’s any day!


Units Scale

3/4 c brown sugar

1 pound confectioners sugar

8 T or 1 stick butter

2 c peanut butter (I use crunchy)

1 c unsalted peanuts (I only use these if I am using creamy peanut butter) (optional)

12 oz semisweet chocolate

1T butter


Mix first 5 ingredients together. I use my hands to smush it good. Pat it into an ungreased jelly roll pan about 15×10 inches and 1 inch deep. Flatten top with a rolling pin.

Melt chocolate chips and butter in microwave. I use power 7 for 1 minute and then stir with wooden spoon. Then I do this in thirty second intervals until it is smooth and shiny. Spread chocolate on peanut butter mixture.

Chill and then cut into squares. You can serve these chilled, or at room temperature. They make a lot to serve the peanut butter lover in your life!


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Saturday 26th of January 2019

I haven't ventured into the realm of dessert-making since the holidays but I'm so ready to jump back in! These do look irresistible and my peanut butter-loving husband would love them!


Friday 25th of January 2019

You know me, anything that starts with a stick of butter sounds just right! Love these flavors, thanks for sharing my fudge too. These look worlds better than Reese's -- you are on to something here!

Healthy World Cuisine

Friday 25th of January 2019

These could be totally dangerous and they are not needed to be baked. So easy to make and so easy to eat... LOL Wishing you a super weekend!

Lea Ann (Cooking On The Ranch)

Friday 25th of January 2019

I've got to make these! Reece's used to be my favorite choice, but now I complain that the flavor has changed over the years and I blame corn syrup.


Friday 25th of January 2019

My kind of dessert! Unfortunately, I'd have NO willpower around these gems, LOL!