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Chocolate Peanut Butter Dessert Bars

These dreamy Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars are a delicious no-bake dessert idea! Made with just 5 ingredients, you’ll be whipping up these crunchy dessert bars for every occasion!

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No-Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Dessert Bars

Is there anything better than chocolate and peanut butter? Not in my house there isn’t. I made these this past week when I needed to make a quick dessert. I love no-bake recipes especially in a pinch, the only thing I always forget is that a lot of no-bakes require set time. Not so good with the waiting.
Here’s a recipe that is so good and relatively quick to prepare…just give it a good 2 hours to set, if not you get chocolate peanut butter mushiness, which is ok all by yourself sitting in front of the television with a spoon and a 9×13 (please, no judgment), but to serve to the masses firm squares are much better.
This is a recipe that I adapted from Paula Deen, so you know it’s loaded with butter..but you also know it’s GOOOD. I tweaked a few things just for my own ease.
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Chocolate peanut butter bars stacked on a white plate.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars

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  • Author: Shelly
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 2 hours
  • Yield: 16 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: No-Bake
  • Cuisine: American


These dreamy chocolate peanut butter bars are a delicious no-bake dessert idea! Made with just 5 ingredients, you’ll be whipping up these crunchy dessert bars for every occasion.


  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter or margarine, softened
  • 1 cup crunchy peanut butter
  • 3 cups confectioners’ sugar sifted
  • 1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 1 1/2 cups semisweet chocolate chips


  1. Spray a 9×13-inch pan lightly with cooking spray and then wipe it with a paper towel, so you have a very light coating on the pan, but your bars won’t be greasy.
  2. Combine the butter, peanut butter, sugar, and graham cracker crumbs in a food processor. Process until the mixture forms a ball. Press into the pan using your hands or a spatula.
  3. Microwave the chocolate chips in a microwave-safe glass dish for 1 minute on high (100%). Stir. If the chocolate has not completely melted, microwave it for 10 seconds more, then stir. Spread evenly over the cookie layer with a spatula. Chill for several hours.


  • Recipe adapted from Paula Deen.
  • Don’t let the bars sit out too long at room temperature, otherwise they’ll be too soft to pick up.

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9 comments on “Chocolate Peanut Butter Dessert Bars”

  1. I am so glad i found your blog. You are so talented. I'll have to spend some time looking at all the other great stuff you have here. These look awesome by the way!

  2. These are wonderful… not a fan of peanut butter that much, but I am sure almond or coconut butter would be my next bets.

  3. Snooky doodle

    oh please don t tell me these are so easy to make. I love chocolate and peanut butter and I ll end up eating them all 🙂

  4. These are pretty darn good. I've made them before but used almond butter! I do think they'd probably be even tastier with regular PB.

  5. We are definitely on the same page. Anything chocolate and peanut butter is the best! Sometime in a pinch I will just eat a spoon full of peanut butter with some chocolate chips on it.

  6. Mmm, those look great! I wonder if they would still be as tasty with a peanut butter substitute, since I'm allergic. I might have to try it and see! 🙂

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