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peanut butter bars

No-Bake Peanut Butter Bars

I decided to whip up a batch of my favorite peanut butter bars the other day and was stunned to realize I had never done a blog post about these before! These are one of my ALL-TIME FAVORITE homemade treats…and I’ve been making them since I was a young girl! I even made them when I was a freshman in college and living in the dorms. I had a little electric hot pot in my dorm room for heating up soup, etc. and I my roommate Diana and I would use that for melting the butter and the chocolate chips…then we would put the bars outside on the window ledge to cool (which was particularly effective in the winter months!)
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Cooling 3 hours
Total Time: 15 minutes
Calories: 3760 kcal
Author: Jillee


  • 1/2 cup melted butter
  • 1 package of graham crackers or about 1 cup crushed I use Gluten-Free Graham Crackers
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 cup peanut butter I like to use extra crunchy!
  • 1 cup milk chocolate chips


  1. In a medium-sized bowl, mix the melted butter, graham cracker crumbs, and powdered sugar together until combined. Stir in peanut butter.

  2. Spread into a 9 x 13 baking pan and pat down firmly.
  3. In a small bowl, microwave the chocolate chips until melted. Stir until smooth.
  4. Spread over peanut butter layer.
  5. Chill until completely firm, at least 3 hours
Nutrition Facts
No-Bake Peanut Butter Bars
Amount Per Serving
Calories 3760 Calories from Fat 2385
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 265g 408%
Saturated Fat 111g 555%
Cholesterol 271mg 90%
Sodium 2211mg 92%
Potassium 1674mg 48%
Total Carbohydrates 304g 101%
Dietary Fiber 20g 80%
Sugars 257g
Protein 75g 150%
Vitamin A 64.8%
Vitamin C 1.3%
Calcium 35.8%
Iron 42.3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.