Chocolate and Peanut Butter lurrvve

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.
Enjoy!

  • 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

Spray a 9×13 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.
Combine the butter, peanut butter, sugar, and graham cracker crumbs in a food processor. Process until the mixture forms a ball. Press into pan using your hands or a spatula.

Melt the chocolate chips microwave-safe glass dish in the microwave for 1 minute on high (100%). Stir. If the chocolate has not completely melted, microwave for 10 seconds more, then stir. Spread evenly over the cookie layer with a spatula. Chill for several hours.
Paula says to let it come to room temp, but after making these several times I have always served them cold and they have been better…again, don’t let them sit out too long because they get too soft to pick up.

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9 Responses

  1. Tracy

    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! πŸ™‚

  2. Risa

    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.

  3. Ingrid

    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.
    ~ingrid

  4. 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 πŸ™‚

  5. anudivya

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

  6. Melody

    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!

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