No Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars is the perfect combination of creamy peanut butter topped with a thick layer of rich chocolate. The best part?.. you don’t even have to heat up your oven!
Oh my word, let me count the ways for loving this No Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars recipe!!!
2- Copious amounts of peanut butter
3- No bake which means you are not having to fiddle with your oven to bring out the beauty of this amazing dessert
Quick, easy, RIDICULOUSLY DELICIOUS!!!!!
As I have discussed before, chocolate and peanut butter is my all-time favorite flavor combination. I mean, seriously.. go ahead and do a search on this website for ‘Peanut Butter’ and you will find a page of assorted desserts showcasing these two items together.
No, really … go ahead… I’ll wait for you… (insert hold music) …. You are back!! See? I told you!!
So it’s no stretch of the imagination that it was just a matter of time before I would add a No Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars dessert to the mix. This dessert is perfect in its simplicity and I can’t think of anything better if you are looking for a quick, easy dessert to entertain with or bring to a potluck and if your house is the one the kids all invade.. you are set, my friend. You will go from being “Timmy’s Mom” to “Timmy’s Mom is Awesome .. she makes these peanut butter things and there’s chocolate and they are really good… Timmy’s Mom is SOOO Cool”.
How can you even not want THAT title?
What’s your favorite flavor combination? Leave me a comment and let me know! … or just say Hi! I love hearing from you!
- Peanut Butter Bottom
- 1/2 cup butter , melted
- 2 cups peanut butter , creamy or crunchy but not all natural
- 2 1/2 cups confectioners sugar
- 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 tbl cream or heavy whipping cream
- Pinch of salt
- Chocolate Topping
- 12 oz bag semi-sweet morsels
- 1/4 cup peanut butter
- 1 tsp instant coffee (optional)
Start by adding melted butter, confectioners sugar, peanut butter, vanilla, cream and salt to a large mixing bowl.
Using an electric mixer, combine until all ingredients are completely incorporated
Line a 9 x 9 pan with parchment paper and drop in your peanut butter batter
Using your (clean) hands or a spatula, spread the batter out evenly
In a microwave safe dish, add in the semi-sweet chocolate and 1/4 cup of peanut butter along with the instant coffee if using it
Microwave for 2 minutes, stopping after each minute to stir
When the chocolate is completely melted, pour on top of the peanut butter batter and then spread the chocolate out evenly
Refrigerate for 3 hours or even overnight