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Peanut Butter Bars

As I have mentioned last week this month is National Peanut Butter Lover’s Month.  Since the month is almost over I feel the need to give you one last peanut butter recipe.  Well, the last for this month at least.  In case you haven’t noticed I have a slight obsession with peanut butter.  I seem to be passing this along to my 6 year old, for better or worse :)   I made these as an alternative dessert for Thanksgiving.  My husband does not like Pumpkin Pie, but he does like Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups.  But, let’s be honest…I made these for me just as much as I did him.

I found this recipe on Allrecipes.com, and it received rave reviews.  A few reviewers said they made these bars successfully with less butter.  I was feeling a little guilty about all the food that was around, so I went for it and cut out 1/2 a stick of butter.  They were amazing, but next time I will go all out and use the full 2 sticks.  They were just slightly crumbly, and I am sure the additional butter would make them creamier.  I also used a smaller than suggested 13×9 pan because I wanted the peanut butter layer to be thick! Just make sure to store in the fridge.

These would be a great addition to your holiday baking.  They come together very quickly as well, because there is no baking involved!

Peanut Butter Bars
 
Serves: 24
Prep time:
Total time:

 
A no bake peanut butter bar that tastes like a Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup
Ingredients
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 2 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1½ cups milk chocolate chips
  • 4 Tbls peanut butter

Instructions
  1. Melt butter and 1 c. peanut butter together. Add graham cracker crumbs and powdered sugar. Mix until fully combined. Press into a 13×9 baking pan. Refrigerate for 15 minutes.
  2. Melt chocolate chips and 4Tbls peanut butter together. Spread over peanut butter layer. Chill for at least 1 hour before serving.

Notes
Adapted from Allrecipes

 

Comments

  1. I have a similar recipe on my blog and love it! So yummy for xmas baking!

  2. I have a similar recipe on my blog and love it! So yummy for xmas baking!

  3. Will be trying this one! Love peanut butter and chocolate any way I can get it! And I’m with hubby, no pumpkin anything for me either!

  4. Will be trying this one! Love peanut butter and chocolate any way I can get it! And I’m with hubby, no pumpkin anything for me either!

  5. Looks absolutely amazing!!! Love to pop few of those right now:)))

  6. Looks absolutely amazing!!! Love to pop few of those right now:)))

  7. Wow, that looks so delicious, and it’s so quick and simple to make, too :) Great recipe!

  8. Wow, that looks so delicious, and it’s so quick and simple to make, too :) Great recipe!

  9. Looks both irresistible and difficult. A dangerous combination:)

  10. Looks both irresistible and difficult. A dangerous combination:)

  11. Oh my goodness I have yet to make a single peanut butter thing ALL MONTH! What is wrong with me!? Seriously something is wrong because I adore peanut butter. These bars look awesome by the way and it’s great that they are no-bake.

  12. Oh my goodness I have yet to make a single peanut butter thing ALL MONTH! What is wrong with me!? Seriously something is wrong because I adore peanut butter. These bars look awesome by the way and it’s great that they are no-bake.

  13. These look so delicious! Perfect treat for the holidays!! :)

  14. These look so delicious! Perfect treat for the holidays!! :)

  15. Oh, I love these! I don’t make them because I could eat the whole batch myself!!!

  16. Oh, I love these! I don’t make them because I could eat the whole batch myself!!!

  17. Oh my goodness! I’d be in big trouble if I had these in front of me right now! How delish!!

  18. Oh my goodness! I’d be in big trouble if I had these in front of me right now! How delish!!

  19. These look terribly decadent and diet-breaking, and I’m trying so hard to be good!

  20. These look terribly decadent and diet-breaking, and I’m trying so hard to be good!

  21. OH MY GAHHHHHHHHHH looks amazing!

  22. OH MY GAHHHHHHHHHH looks amazing!

  23. Oh Erin I LOVE LOVE LOVE the new site!!!! I have to ask, how do you like running the blog yourself (I mean with hosting it and stuff). Do you find that it’s significantly more work than just using blogger or wordpress? Just curious. I’ve been thinking about changing over but I’m not sure I’m up for the work involved…but I don’t really know how extensive it is.

    • Joanne – The work for me was all up front. I used blogspot before, so it was super easy. Now I have a lot more versatility, but I have to figure out how to make it happen. But I think once it is up and running, it will be about the same amount of work. I have only had the new site for 3 days now, so I can’t say anything about traffic or anything like that yet. But I do like how much I can customize it! Let me know if you make the switch and have any questions.

  24. Oh Erin I LOVE LOVE LOVE the new site!!!! I have to ask, how do you like running the blog yourself (I mean with hosting it and stuff). Do you find that it’s significantly more work than just using blogger or wordpress? Just curious. I’ve been thinking about changing over but I’m not sure I’m up for the work involved…but I don’t really know how extensive it is.

    • Joanne – The work for me was all up front. I used blogspot before, so it was super easy. Now I have a lot more versatility, but I have to figure out how to make it happen. But I think once it is up and running, it will be about the same amount of work. I have only had the new site for 3 days now, so I can’t say anything about traffic or anything like that yet. But I do like how much I can customize it! Let me know if you make the switch and have any questions.

  25. You’re making dessert bars and you tried to take out a half cup of butter? really? Nah….you gotta leave it in. Go whole hog. They look absolutely delicious.

  26. You’re making dessert bars and you tried to take out a half cup of butter? really? Nah….you gotta leave it in. Go whole hog. They look absolutely delicious.

  27. These remind me of elementary school and I totally love it! I would have a hard time choosing between these and pumpkin pie…but now that Thanksgiving is over, I can make them and devote all my attention to just this batch, right? :) PS: Congrats on the domain name..what an awesome early gift!

  28. These remind me of elementary school and I totally love it! I would have a hard time choosing between these and pumpkin pie…but now that Thanksgiving is over, I can make them and devote all my attention to just this batch, right? :) PS: Congrats on the domain name..what an awesome early gift!

  29. I am a peanut butter addict! I love that this is a no bake dessert. Happy Peanut Butter lovers month from one lover to another! :)

  30. I am a peanut butter addict! I love that this is a no bake dessert. Happy Peanut Butter lovers month from one lover to another! :)

  31. These look fantastic!!! Def have to try making these!

  32. These look fantastic!!! Def have to try making these!

  33. My husband would enjoy every ounce of this recipe! So decadent and delicious:-) YUM! Hugs, Terra

  34. My husband would enjoy every ounce of this recipe! So decadent and delicious:-) YUM! Hugs, Terra

  35. I love how simple this recipe is and yet it looks so so yummy! Nothing is better than peanut butter and chocolate!

  36. I love how simple this recipe is and yet it looks so so yummy! Nothing is better than peanut butter and chocolate!

  37. Oh these look so decadent. And they are no bake!!

  38. Oh these look so decadent. And they are no bake!!

  39. Yey! Goodness in just 5 steps! I have fallen in love with Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups over and over again and I am so happy I can make a homemade version. Thanks for sharing!

  40. Yey! Goodness in just 5 steps! I have fallen in love with Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups over and over again and I am so happy I can make a homemade version. Thanks for sharing!

  41. I think I’ve tried recipes like this 4 different ways and they never disappoint. You can’t go wrong with peanut butter chocolate.

  42. I think I’ve tried recipes like this 4 different ways and they never disappoint. You can’t go wrong with peanut butter chocolate.

  43. Oh man these look so good! I’m a huge fan of peanut butter but my stepdad inhales the stuff, I think I might need to make these for him at Christmas! Easy & no bake, love it! (and love the new site!)

  44. Oh man these look so good! I’m a huge fan of peanut butter but my stepdad inhales the stuff, I think I might need to make these for him at Christmas! Easy & no bake, love it! (and love the new site!)

  45. These look so good…and so simple!

  46. These look so good…and so simple!

  47. I have a recipe Iike this on my site and it is one of my favorites! Soooo yummy. It is so hard for me to wait an hour for them to chill!

  48. I have a recipe Iike this on my site and it is one of my favorites! Soooo yummy. It is so hard for me to wait an hour for them to chill!

  49. Easy and delish for sure.
    Don’t try and cut them when they are just out of the fridge though or they will be very crumbly! I let mine sit out @ room temperature for several hours before cutting them and it made a big difference.

    • Glad you liked them! Mine were a little crumbly, but I used less butter so I thought that might have been the problem.

  50. Easy and delish for sure.
    Don’t try and cut them when they are just out of the fridge though or they will be very crumbly! I let mine sit out @ room temperature for several hours before cutting them and it made a big difference.

    • Glad you liked them! Mine were a little crumbly, but I used less butter so I thought that might have been the problem.

  51. First of all I can’t believe I missed national peanut butter month, and second of all – oh MY. These look incredible!!

  52. First of all I can’t believe I missed national peanut butter month, and second of all – oh MY. These look incredible!!

  53. And again I just want to say MMM!! You always put up the best recipes!

  54. And again I just want to say MMM!! You always put up the best recipes!

  55. Made these last night for a holiday party and everyone loved them. They were also super easy to make. I will be trying these again.

  56. Made these last night for a holiday party and everyone loved them. They were also super easy to make. I will be trying these again.

  57. Mmmm, no-bake and a peanut butter lover’s dream! I would gladly relinquish holiday pies for a few of these bars. :)

  58. I’ve made a recipe similar to these before. They tasted delicious and these look just as amazing!

    Great recipe, Thanks!

  59. I can’t believe how good these look! I just had a peanut butter and nutella sandwich, and am on search of something similar. This is what I will be having tonight :)

  60. I have made these every Christma for many years. The recipe also makes a great Easter egg as well. Just follow the recipe except for the chocolate. Shape the dough into small easter egg shapes and then dip into the melted chocolate chips. Very rich so best to make small eggs.

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