No-Bake Chocolate-Peanut Butter Bars

Staff Writer
No-Bake Chocolate-Peanut Butter Bars
A match made in heaven is peanut butter and chocolate. This recipe doesn't require any baking, and it's a desser that doesn't require many ingredients. 
Jane DeLaney

A match made in heaven is peanut butter and chocolate. This recipe doesn't require any baking, and it's a desser that doesn't require many ingredients. 

5
Servings
1380
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 2 Cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 2 Cups powdered sugar
  • 1 Cup butter, melted
  • 1 1/4 Cup creamy peanut butter, divided
  • 1 1/2 Cup milk chocolate chips

Directions

Combine graham cracker crumbs, powdered sugar, butter and 1 cup peanut butter in a large bowl, mixing until well blended. Press evenly into the bottom of a 9 inch square pan.

Combine remaining ¼ cup peanut butter and chocolate chips in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on High in 30 second intervals, stirring at each interval, until melted and smooth. Spread chocolate mixture over peanut butter layer in pan.

Refrigerate at least 1 hour or overnight. Let stand at room temperature 30 minutes before cutting into squares. Store leftover bars in the refrigerator.

Chocolate Shopping Tip

There are so many varieties of chocolate on the shelves today it can be overwhelming to pick one – as a general rule of thumb, the fewer the ingredients, the better the chocolate.

Chocolate Cooking Tip

When melting chocolate, use a double boiler and stir occasionally to avoid scorching chocolate at the bottom of the bowl.

Chocolate Wine Pairing

Sweet chenin blanc, muscat, or amontillado sherry with nut-based desserts; sauternes or sweet German wines with pound cake, cheesecake, and other mildly sweet desserts; sweet chenin blanc or muscat or Alsatian vendange tardive (late harvest) wines with sweeter desserts; sweet chenin blanc or muscat or Alsatian vendange tardive (late harvest) wines, port, madeira, late-harvest zinfandel, or cabernet sauvignon or cabernet franc with chocolate desserts.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
89g
100%
Sugar
104g
N/A
Saturated Fat
40g
100%
Cholesterol
108mg
36%
Protein
20g
40%
Carbs
134g
45%
Vitamin A
311µg
35%
Vitamin B6
0.3mg
16.9%
Vitamin C
0.4mg
0.7%
Vitamin D
0.7µg
0.2%
Vitamin E
7mg
37%
Vitamin K
8µg
10%
Calcium
147mg
15%
Fiber
6g
25%
Folate (food)
64µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
105µg
26%
Folic acid
24µg
N/A
Iron
3mg
18%
Magnesium
123mg
31%
Monounsaturated
27g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
10mg
50%
Phosphorus
289mg
41%
Polyunsaturated
11g
N/A
Potassium
429mg
12%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.3mg
15%
Sodium
217mg
9%
Sugars, added
89g
N/A
Thiamin (B1)
0.2mg
12.5%
Trans
2g
N/A
Zinc
2mg
13%