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.
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. 🙂
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!
Breakfast, Starters, Butters and Jams:
- Pa Jun or Korean Scallion Pancakes – Kimchi Mom
- Homemade Instant Oatmeal – Home Cooking Memories
- GlutenFree Apricot Bacon Onion and Cheese Spread or Dip – Cooking Underwriter
- Caprese Bites – My Catholic Kitchen
- So Simple Pizza Puffs – Hip Foodie Mom
- Toast Topper #11: Allspice Peach Butter – What Smells So Good?
- Strawberry Balsamic Jam – The Messy Baker Blog
- Fresh Basil and Tomato Pasta – I Run For Wine
- Gulasch – Galactosemia in PDX
- Spaghetti with Kale and Sausage – Dinners, Dishes and Desserts
- Appley Kielbasa – The Meltaways
- Shrimp Stuffed Potatoes – Juanita’s Cocina
- Hawaiian Chicken Sandwiches – Supper for a Steal
- Sun Dried Tomato and Sausage Pasta – Small Wallet Big Appetite
- Pork Loin with Port Shallot Sauce – Vintage Kitchen Notes
- Chipotle Honey Lime Pork Tenderloin – Hezzi-D’s Books and Cooks
- Crockpot Chicken Tacos – The Hand That Rocks The Ladle
- Roasted Shrimp With Chili-Lime Sauce – Magnolia Days
- Peanut Butter Noodles – In the Kitchen with Audrey
- Soy, Orange Juice and Red Wine Marinated Flank – That Skinny Chick Can Bake
- Beef Tenderloin with Stilton Pecan Butter – Noshing With The Nolands
- Herbed Butter Pork Chops – Brie’s Bites
- Creamy Ham Linguine – The Daily Dish Recipes
- Pesto, Tomato & Feta Pizza – Momma’s Meals
- Quick Black Bean Burritos – Diabetic Foodie
- Lumachine with Fresh Parmesan and Sun-Dried Tomato Sauce – Mama’s Blissful Bites
- Stuffed Shells – Cravings of a Lunatic
- Potato Kugel – From Fast Food to Fresh Food
- Garlic Butter Fried Rice – My Trials in the Kitchen
- Goat Cheese Alfredo – Family Foodie
- Roasted Moroccan Rack of Lamb – Maroc Mama
- Sweet and Nutty Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes – Mama.Mommy.Mom.
- Baked Sweet Potato with Maple-Jalapeno – Comfy Cuisine
- Freezable Bacon Egg and Cheese Sandwiches – Big Bear’s Wife
- Grilled Polenta Cakes – Lovely Pantry
- Broccoli and Feta Frittata – Kwistin’s Favorites
- Nutella Ice Cream – Shockingly Delicious
- Fresh Mint Ice Cream with Mint M&M’s – The Girl in the Little Red Kitchen
- Grilled Mango Parfait with Greek Yogurt & Silvered Almonds – Sue’s Nutrition Buzz
- Honey Macaroons – Pippis In the Kitchen Again
- Strawberry Frozen Yogurt – Damn Delicious
- Homemade Caramel Sauce – Chocolate Moosey
- Easy Chocolate Chilli Fudge – Soni’s Food for Thought
- White-Chocolate Raspberry Puff Pastry Doughnuts – The Weekend Gourmet
- Easy No Bake Peanut Butter Chocolate Bars – In The Kitchen With KP
- Chocolate-Caramel Ice Cream – Basic N Delicious
- Pumpkin and Chocolate Swirl Cheesecake – Baker Street
- Peanut Butter Cup Popcorn – Mom’s Test Kitchen
- Five Most Food Friendly Wines – ENOFYLZ Wine Blog
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!
- 2½ cups graham cracker crumbs
- 1 cup peanut butter
- 1 cup butter, melted
- 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
- 2¾ cups confectioners’ sugar
- In a medium bowl, stir together graham cracker crumbs, confectioners’ sugar, peanut butter and melted butter.
- Press firmly into the bottom of a 9×13 inch pan.
- Melt chocolate chips over a double boiler or in the microwave, stirring occasionally.
- Spread melted chocolate over the crumb crust.
- Chill for about 5 minutes, then cut into bars before the chocolate is completely set, then chill until ready to serve.