Photo by Rachel Conners

Ever wish the peanut butter to chocolate ratio of a Reese’s peanut butter cup was way higher? What if you knew a decadent, homemade dessert bar that tasted almost just like a Reese’s but with more peanut butter was only 5 ingredients away? Oh, and all you need is a microwave. These These No-Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars are almost too easy to be true – but I promise, they’re not. Whip these up and you (and all your grateful friends!) will be licking the peanut butter off your fingers in no time.


Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour and 10 minutes

Servings: 16

1/2 cup (1 stick) butter
1 cup + 2 tablespoons creamy peanut butter, divided
1 cup graham cracker crumbs
1 cup powdered sugar
1 cup chocolate chips

1. Line an 8″x8″ or 9″x9″ pan with aluminum foil. Set aside.


2. In a medium-sized, microwave-safe bowl, microwave the butter for 1 minute or until the butter is completely melted. Add in 1 cup of the peanut butter, graham cracker crumbs, and powdered sugar. Stir until completely combined.

No Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars

3. Spread mixture evenly in the prepared pan. Place in the refrigerator.

No Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars

4. In a small bowl, microwave 2 tablespoons of peanut butter with the chocolate chips until melted, about 30-45 seconds (note: this depends on the strength of your microwave). Stir until smooth. Spread over peanut butter layer.

No Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars


No Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars

5. Chill until firm, about 1 hour. Cut and serve!

No Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars