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homemade peanut butter bars, easy not bake recipe
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5 from 2 votes

Peanut Butter Bars Recipe

These no-bake Peanut Butter Bars are a delicious, easy dessert to make during any time of the year.  They are rich, extra thick and perfect for any chocolate and peanut butter lover.
Prep Time20 mins
Cooling Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 20 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 24 people
Calories: 360kcal
Author: The Carefree Kitchen


  • 2 cups Peanut Butter crunchy or smooth
  • 1 cup Butter room temperature
  • 3 ½ cups Powdered Sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 1 cup Graham Cracker Crumbs
  • 12 ounces Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips melted


  • Prepare a 9" x 13" baking dish by lining with parchment paper so that the paper comes over the edges of the pan to make it easy to lift out and cut when finished.
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer, add the peanut butter and room temperature butter. Using the paddle attachment, cream together until light and fluffy, or about 3 minutes.
  • Add the powdered sugar slowly, making sure it is well-combined, then add the vanilla extract and graham cracker crumbs and mix well.
  • Transfer the peanut butter mixture to your prepared baking dish and spread evenly over the bottom, then put in the refrigerator to chill while you prepare your chocolate.
  • Melt the chocolate over a double boiler, or in the microwave for about 20-30 seconds at a time. You want it to be melted but not too hot. Remove the baking dish with the peanut butter mixture from the fridge, then spread the chocolate mixture evenly over the peanut butter. Return to the fridge to chill for at least 1 hour.
  • Cut into 1" chunks and serve immediately, or store in the fridge (covered) for up to one month.



Calories: 360kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 9g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 21mg | Sodium: 191mg | Potassium: 229mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 25g | Vitamin A: 243IU | Calcium: 23mg | Iron: 1mg