Published: 04/06/2020 | Updated: 02/07/2024
These easy no-bake peanut butter bars are covered in a simple chocolate ganache and taste amazing! Similar to a homemade peanut butter egg recipe, but these are a simple no bake dessert that can be made year-round!
This is going to be the quickest post ever, because there’s really not much to say except MAKE THIS RECIPE!
If you’re a fan of Reese’s peanut butter eggs, peanut butter cups, peanut butter cookies, peanut butter cake or any creamy peanut butter dessert in the history of ever… then you will like this recipe! A recipe perfect for peanut butter lovers.
And once you realize how quick and easy this dessert recipe is, you’ll switch that like over to a love.
How to Make No Bake Peanut Butter Squares
There are only 5 ingredients in this recipe and every one is important.
Yep, 5 ingredients, no oven needed and the best flavor combo around… it’s like the perfect trifecta!
Butter: I’ve used salted and unsalted butter and either one is fine. Don’t worry about this too much. Just make sure you use butter and not margarine. When there’s only 5 ingredients, you really can tell the difference.
Graham Cracker Crumbs: I’ve gotten lazier the older I get, so I just buy boxes of graham cracker crumbs now. If you have sheets of graham crackers, though, you’ll need 8 full sheets of graham crackers to equal one cup of graham cracker crumbs.
Powdered Sugar: Powdered sugar is the same as confectioners sugar is the same as 10x sugar. But it is NOT the same as white sugar, granulated sugar or brown sugar. This recipe needs powdered sugar so it stays nice and fluffy and doesn’t taste like you’re eating sand. That would be gross.
Peanut Butter: I pretty much always use creamy peanut butter for this recipe. You can also use chunky peanut butter and it still tastes great (in fact, that’s what my mom always uses for her peanut butter Easter eggs), but I just prefer a creamier consistency.
Chocolate: I pretty much always prefer semi-sweet chocolate chips. You could easily use milk chocolate or dark chocolate too. But semi-sweet is the best!
The only other trick you really need to remember is to line your pan with foil or parchment paper. It makes it so easy to just lift them out once they’re chilled and slice them easily. You can use either an 8×8 or a 9×9 pan.
medium size bowl , melt the butter. Then add graham cracker crumbs and powdered sugar and stir until crumbly. Add peanut butter and mix until smooth, then spread evenly into the pan. Melt your chocolate chips with 2 tablespoons of peanut butter. Stir until smooth and then spread on top of the peanut butter layer.
Pop the whole thing in the fridge and chill it until it’s set.
That’s it! SO EASY! I will say it’s even easier if you use a stand mixer, but not entirely necessary.
It almost taste like peanut butter fudge. It’s so creamy and rich!
No Bake Peanut Butter Squares
Peanut Butter Layer
- 1/2 cup Butter melted
- 1 cup Graham Cracker crumbs
- 2 cups Powdered Sugar
- 1 cup Peanut butter
- 2 Tbsp. Peanut Butter
- 1 cup Chocolate Chips
- Line an 8"x8" or 9"x9" square pan with foil or parchment paper. Set aside
- In a medium bowl, mix melted butter, graham cracker crumbs and powdered sugar until crumbly. Add peanut butter and blend until well combined. Press peanut butter mixture into prepared pan and spread evenly.
- In a small bowl, add chocolate chips and 2 tablespoons of peanut butter. Microwave for 1 minute and then stir. If needed, microwave an additional 20 seconds and stir until smooth. Spread over peanut butter layer.
- Cover and refrigerate for at least 2-3 hours or until firm.
- Cut rows 5x5 and enjoy!