Easy No Bake Peanut Butter Chocolate Bars #SundaySupper

[ 65 ] September 30, 2012 |

Just like every other busy parent, I am always looking for easy things to make in the kitchen. I was so excited when I saw this week’s #SundaySupper theme – Dishes in 5 ingredients or less! This was something right up my alley! I call myself a throw together chef. I will pretty much throw anything together to make a one pot dish hoping it tastes good. Then there are the dishes that have 5 or less ingredients and you know from the start that they are going to taste amazing! Case in point…No Bake Peanut Butter Chocolate Bars.

No Bake Peanut Butter Bars 1

DH surprised me with these bars one evening after work. I just love when he finds new recipes to make, especially ones that are a treat and contain the ultra incredible combination of chocolate and peanut butter!

2 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
1 cup peanut butter
1 cup butter, melted
2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
2 3/4 cups confectioners’ sugar

1. In a medium bowl, stir together graham cracker crumbs, confectioners’ sugar, peanut butter and melted butter.
2. Press firmly into the bottom of a 9×13 inch pan.
3. Melt chocolate chips over a double boiler or in the microwave, stirring occasionally.
4. Spread melted chocolate over the crumb crust.
5. Chill for about 5 minutes, then cut into bars before the chocolate is completely set, then chill until ready to serve.

I will say, you should probably follow the directions and cut the bars before they are completely set and fully chilled. DH had them in the fridge a good few hours before cutting our pan into squares. I should have said chiseling! That crust was very hard to cut. You can kinda tell by the lack of a smooth edge in the first picture.  And the rest of them too.  :-)

No Bake Peanut Butter Bars 2

Rough edge or not, these bars were delicious! They were the perfect ratio of chocolate and peanut butter. Some think they are like a peanut butter cup, but the texture is completely different. They are definitely a cookie type bar. I liked cutting the bars into small 1 inch squares for a little bite size treat. The guys in my office sure made fast work of the container I took in for them. They were gone before lunch.

So there is my tasty treat to make with 5 ingredients or less. There are so many more fast and easy recipes from the #SundaySupper crew all featuring 5 ingredients or less as well! Take some time and check a few out. I am sure you won’t be disappointed!

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There you go!  Easy peasy!  So many choices with 5 ingredients or less!  Which one do you want to try first?  And don’t forget, if you happen to be just hanging around on Sunday, feel free to join the #SundaySupper family on Twitter throughout the day. We’ll also be meeting up at 7:00 p.m. EST for our weekly #SundaySupper live chat to discuss our recipes for this week! All you have to do is follow the #SundaySupper hashtag! On Pinterest, check out the group’s incredible pictures and recipes on our #SundaySupper Pinterest board!

DH’s recipe for this week can be found HERE at allrecipes.com.  Two yummy thumbs up for this one for sure!


Easy No Bake Peanut Butter Chocolate Bars #SundaySupper
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Easy No Bake recipe perfect for those days that it's too hot to turn on the oven
Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: American
  • 2½ cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 1 cup butter, melted
  • 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
  • 2¾ cups confectioners’ sugar
  1. In a medium bowl, stir together graham cracker crumbs, confectioners’ sugar, peanut butter and melted butter.
  2. Press firmly into the bottom of a 9×13 inch pan.
  3. Melt chocolate chips over a double boiler or in the microwave, stirring occasionally.
  4. Spread melted chocolate over the crumb crust.
  5. Chill for about 5 minutes, then cut into bars before the chocolate is completely set, then chill until ready to serve.


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Happily married with two children, Karen does not hesitate to rebuff her family’s hungry advances at mealtime, while she styles and photographs their dinner to share on Instagram before serving them. In The Kitchen With KP is full of family friendly adventures around Atlanta (and beyond), plus simple recipes everyone can feel comfortable trying. In fact, her whole family participates in the cooking/baking fun on a regular basis.

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  1. baker street says:

    Yum! I love graham cracker crust here. These bars sound amazing, Karen
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  2. Chris
    Twitter: ChrisCH2011

    Very lovely treat. Sounds well worth trying!
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  3. Paula @ Vintage Kitchen
    Twitter: #vintagekitchen1

    Wow, these bars are fantastic Karen! And with few ingredients, I just love them. Happy Sunday!
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  4. diabeticFoodie
    Twitter: diabeticFoodie

    My brother would love these. He’s a peanut butter fiend!
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  5. Patti says:

    These sound great! I like the idea of cutting them into bite size treats!
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  6. We make a version of these as well! They’re definitely a family favorite!
    Jen @ Juanita’s Cocina recently posted..Shrimp-Stuffed Twice Baked Potatoes ~ Five Ingredients or Less #SundaySupper!My Profile

    • karenhartzell says:

      I think I need to have DH make another batch when we have family come visit in a few weeks! They will be a great treat to take to the mtns.

  7. I can only imagine how good these must taste!
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  8. Amy Kim (@kimchi_mom)
    Twitter: kimchi_mom

    So decadent and such a classic combination! I love the addition of graham cracker!
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  9. This are now on my must try list with the kids. What an awesome and easy recipe!

  10. Nicole @ The Daily Dish
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    Karen, these look SO good. I cannot believe they are no-bake!
    Pinned and trying!
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  11. Carla says:

    Are these the bars from Katie Workman? I’m asking because I had the same problem with cutting them. I just ate the little pieces that broke off *ahem* Regardless of source, I want a whole pan now!
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  12. These look killer! I made some no bake peanut butter fudge recently, and am now trying all kinds no-bake peanut butter desserts. These are next in line – what a fabulous idea!!
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  13. Hezzi-D
    Twitter: HezziD

    I showed my husband the picture of your bars and he asked what time I’d be finished making them…guess I better get to work!
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  14. My mom makes these all the time. So good. Thanks for sharing :)
    Lane @ Supper for a Steal recently posted..Hawaiian Chicken Sandwiches for #SundaySupperMy Profile

  15. Yeah…chocolate and PB is one of my very favorite combos!
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  16. Melanie says:

    scrumptious looking!!!!! Mmmmmm
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  17. Its like a peanut butter cup only so much better. I love this recipe

  18. Bea
    Twitter: beatepdx

    These look decadent and delicious!
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  19. Liz says:

    Mmmmm…..I LOVE these! I am afraid to have a whole batch in my kitchen, though, as they are irresistible! Great #SundaySupper post.
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  20. I love these bars!! I made the last year around this time, so good!!!

  21. Sarah
    Twitter: jo_jo_ba

    I totally want to make these, how sad is it that we have none of the ingredients at home?
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  22. Lyn @LovelyPantry
    Twitter: LovelyPantry

    Goodness! Hubby would go nuts for these! If he’s good, I’ll make it next week :-)
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  23. Love that these are no-bake! It’s been getting too hot here in LA to put the oven on.
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  24. Renee says:

    I think these bars would be dangerous for me to have around. They would be calling my name at all hours of the day and night. I am a serious peanut butter and chocolate lover.
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  25. Soni says:

    These look so so good!A lovely treat to be enjoyed any time :)Love the fact that it’s also no bake!
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  26. Tara Noland says:

    Wouldn’t even have thought of a dessert like that with only 5 ingredients, nicely done!!
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  27. Megan
    Twitter: irun4wine

    Wow – this sounds simply amazing.

  28. Martin D. Redmond says:

    Oh my! This looks great. Love the PB/chocolate combo! Even I could do this one!

  29. Kim Bee says:

    Okay this is stunning. I love that it’s no bake. I could eat a whole pan of this all by myself.
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  30. Laura Hunter says:

    Some times the best meals come when you just throw things together. :) I love that these are no bake. Perfect for days you want a dessert but it is too hot to turn the oven on. Or you are like me and your oven has died and you are waiting for it to be replaced.
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  31. Eileen says:

    I’ve made these before. They are seriously dangerous to have in the house if you are a chocolate and peanut butter lover like I am!
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  32. gold account says:

    5 ingredient peanut butter granola bars. Why eat store bought when you can make your own and know exactly what’s in them!
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  33. Faye Leong says:

    This look amazing! Great combination of chocolate with peanut butter – all my favorites. This snack bar will definitely be added in my trial list!
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  34. You had me at “No Bake.” These bars are making my mouth water.

  35. 2 of my favorite things: chocolate and peanut butter = LOVE!
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  36. Amanda
    Twitter: marocmama

    chocolate and peanut butter the best combination ever!

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