Sharing my favorite, go-to no-bake bars.
Next to chips and guacamole, peanut butter and chocolate are two of my favorite food pairings. For me, nothing compares to the dense peanut butter base as the anchor for a layer of melted milk chocolate. These no-bake peanut butter and chocolate bars are a favorite for my middle child so I pull this out of the archives for his post-finals return home in a few days! #mymiddle
NO-BAKE PEANUT BUTTER & CHOCOLATE BARS
These chocolate and peanut butter bars require no oven so it’s a fun recipe to introduce to your kids, grandkids, nieces, nephews or husbands.
My sister made these bars with my kids years ago and they are a favorite every time she visits. In fact, we always have the ingredients on hand for a late-night baking session.
The absence of an oven also increases my recipe success too! And, the chilled temperature to set the chocolate make them a great summer treat!
The smaller the pan, the thicker the bar. Just look at that layer of chocolate on top of a big slab of peanut butter infused with powdered sugar, crushed graham crackers and butter.
I cut the bars into smaller sizes than what is shown below. It’s a visual trick that if you cut them in half you can have twice as many. Right?
These no-bake peanut butter and chocolate bars are perfect for holiday treats. The dense base makes them travel-friendly if delivering by sidewalk or car.
Tip: Make sure to use milk chocolate chips
NO BAKE PEANUT BUTTER CHOCOLATE BARS
- 1 BOX POWDERED SUGAR 3 1/2 CUPS= 16 OZ BOX
- 1 1/2 CUPS GRAHAM CRACKER CRUMBS
- 1 CUP PEANUT BUTTER
- 1 CUP MELTED BUTTER
- 1 BAG MILK CHOCOLATE CHIPS, MELTED
- FOR THE BASE MIX ALL OF THE INGREDIENTS EXCEPT THE CHOCOLATE. PRESS INTO A SQUARE BAKING DISH. FOR A LESS DENSE BAR USE A STANDARD SIZE RECTANGULAR BAKING DISH.NEXT, MELT 1 BAG MILK CHOCOLATE CHIPS IN THE MICROWAVE. MICROWAVE IN 30 SECOND INCREMENTS TO PREVENT CHIPS FROM "BAKING" YOU CAN ALSO MELT OVER THE STOVE ON LOW HEAT. SPREAD THE MELTED MILK CHOCOLATE OVER THE GRAHAM CRACKER BASE. CHILL IN FRIDGE! ENJOY!
Here is another no-bake peanut butter favorite recipe.
And, this is one more recipe before you go.