No-Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars.

Easy homemade Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Bars made with only 5 ingredients. Cut them as large or small as you want!

Easy homemade Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Bars made with only 5 ingredients. Recipe at

You like peanut butter, right? Because if you don’t, I think you may be lost visiting Sally’s Baking Addiction.

My ode to peanut butter includes a super-moist cake, a giant cookie (the size of your head), popcorn, and saltine toffee (a must try!!). I find any and every single excuse to bake with my favorite nut butter.  I make this homemade peanut butter on the regular.  In fact, I just made it this morning.

My favorite way to eat peanut butter is with a spoon straight out of the jar. Or in any of these 20 peanut butter cookie recipes.

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Peanut butter’s favorite partner in crime? Chocolate of course. Pure velvety smooth chocolate sitting atop a thick Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup center. The perfect marriage of peanut butter and chocolate. Heav-en.

Easy homemade Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Bars made with only 5 ingredients. Recipe at

Today’s recipe brings back a ton of nostalgic feelings.  My mom made these bars for us when we were little and they were my absolute favorite part about the dessert tray during the holidays.  She’d make one large show-stopper dessert, then set out a tray of pecan tassies, chewy cherry coconut cookies, and these glorious Reese’s bars.  You can only imagine what I always grabbed first.

I almost completely forgot about them until Kevin asked me to make “no-bake bars.”  Could you clarify that, please?!  I described these to him and within seconds, I was in the kitchen with all 5 ingredients out on the counter.

Yep, just 5 ingredients. FIVE!

Homemade Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Bars with only 5 ingredients. Just how mom used to make them. These are the BEST.

The ingredients you’ll need (and probably already have in your kitchen!) are:

  • Butter
  • Graham Cracker Crumbs
  • Peanut Butter
  • Powdered Sugar
  • Chocolate Chips

Yeah… diet food. 😉

Easy homemade Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Bars made with only 5 ingredients. Recipe at

Melt the butter. Mix with the graham cracker crumbs, powdered sugar, and peanut butter.  Press into pan.  Top with melted chocolate chips and peanut butter. Chill. Done.

Eat. Smile. Repeat 100 times.

Probably the easiest dessert I’ve ever made.  They take 3 minutes to throw together. I could probably make them with my eyes closed. (Should I try??) And you don’t need to heat up your kitchen like a sauna.  No oven required!

Easy homemade Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Bars made with only 5 ingredients. Recipe at

I urge you to step away from the computer and run (don’t walk) to the kitchen to begin. Like right now. Here’s a video for you to see!

No-Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars

Print Recipe

Easy homemade Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup bars made with only 5 ingredients. Cut them as large or small as you want! Bars are *gluten free* if using GF graham crackers.

16 bars


  • 1/2 cup (115g) salted butter, melted*
  • 1 cup graham cracker crumbs (about 8 full sheets)
  • 1 cup (120g) confectioners' (powdered) sugar
  • 3/4 cup + 2 Tablespoons (215g) creamy peanut butter (not natural style)
  • 1 cup (180g) semi-sweet chocolate chips


  1. Line a 8x8 or 9x9 square baking pan with aluminum foil. Set aside.
  2. In a medium bowl, mix the melted butter, graham cracker crumbs, and powdered sugar together until combined. Stir in 3/4 cup of peanut butter. Spread into prepared baking pan.
  3. In a small bowl, microwave 2 Tablespoons of peanut butter with the chocolate chips until melted. Stir until smooth. Spread over peanut butter layer.
  4. Chill until completely firm, at least 3 hours. Allow to sit at room temperature for 10 minutes before cutting.
  5. Bars stay fresh for 5-7 days stored in the refrigerator.  Serve chilled. (Setting them out for a few hours at room temperature for serving is OK.) Bars can be frozen up to 2 months. Thaw overnight in the refrigerator.

Additional Notes:

*Unsalted butter may be used instead - add 1/4 teaspoon salt with the peanut butter in step 2.

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Homemade Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Bars with only 5 ingredients. Just how mom used to make them. These are the BEST.
Easy homemade Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Bars made with only 5 ingredients. Recipe at

289 Responses to “No-Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars.”

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    Doris Stewartposted December 19, 2015 at 9:04 pm

    I have made these many times and sometimes the chocolate will separate form the graham

    cracker mixture. Any suggestions as how to prevent this. Thanks


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    K.roseposted December 31, 2015 at 12:08 am

    Hmmm… I thought these were missing something in the originality department. Too basic. Not worth dying over :/ love trying your recipes though!!


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    Elishaposted January 6, 2016 at 10:37 pm

    Suggest using 3/4 cup powdered sugar and dark chocolate if you want to cut the sweetness and enhance the salty a bit more. 


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    Pramilaposted January 13, 2016 at 4:41 am

    I just loved this recipe! I don’t know what was more fun- licking the mixing bowl clean or eating the bar! This is my daughter’s new favorite thing in the whole wide world! 🙂 Love your website and I can’t wait to try some more of your recipes. 


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    Saraposted January 27, 2016 at 6:08 pm

    Hey just wanted to say that I’ve made these in the past THEY ARE GREAT but ive found to change things up a bit mix the top about 2:1 ratio of chocolate to butterscotch tastes great!!!


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    Musicgirl708posted February 12, 2016 at 2:49 pm

    i want to tr this with almond butter instead of peanut butter. 


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    Arshiaposted February 14, 2016 at 3:12 am

    How many grams of Graham crumbs since I do not get these in my country, I will be using digestive biscuits.


    • Katreplied on February 16th, 2016 at 3:52 pm

      I think it is about 120 grams


  8. #
    Katposted February 16, 2016 at 3:50 pm

    These are dangerous!!! Absolutely delicious though, but addicting! I used a none ‘nut’ butter as we have peanut allergies, but the result was the same. Also, my chocolate did not end up in a separate layer like in the picture, instead it ended up just mixing in. Still good though. 


  9. #
    Kateposted February 23, 2016 at 10:30 am

    Yay! I’ve made these as bars a few times and they’re so easy and delicious. I just made it for a coworker’s birthday, and put it in a tart pan with a removable bottom so it looks like a giant peanut butter cup! It’s adorable. 🙂 


  10. #
    Brandon Vannatterposted March 2, 2016 at 12:59 pm

    It’s nice to see someone who actually uses by weight measurements. 


  11. #
    Emmiposted June 7, 2016 at 12:41 pm

    I made this last night. Only had cinnamon Graham crackers so I used those. I used 9 sheets instead of 8, since 9 come in one package. I used *Simply Truth Organic* No Stir Creamy Peanut Butter. All It had in it was sea salt and peanuts and some oil. No sugar. I tried the unsalted butter + 1/4 tsp salt added to the mixture. And I used 1 cup of granulated cane surgar instead of powdered sugar. I didn’t add the chocolate because I didn’t have any chocolate chips on hand at the time. 

    It still turned out Awesome! I had Zero issue using the “Natural” PB, so long as it is the “No-Stir” type of organic PB. If I had used regular PB i think the entire recipe would have been Too sweet for my taste. It’s nicely sweet but not overpoweringly so and the salt comes through at the end. The cinnamon crackers add a little interest into the PB so I like that as well. I’m eating one now as I type this out. Even without the chocolate on top they are a neat tasty little snack item 🙂


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    Emmiposted June 7, 2016 at 12:46 pm

    Okay _CORRECTION…. The Simply Truth Organic No Stir Creamy Peanut Butter has a whole 2g of sugar in the whole 16oz jar, so yes it does have “SOME” sugar in it. For all those perfectionist out there, my bad. Recipe still worked and I will make it again because it tasted yummy 🙂


  13. #
    maryam bakrposted June 11, 2016 at 11:59 am

    dear sally,
    i wanted to know if i could use unsalted butter because i dont feelike going out to buy salted butter


  14. #
    Amberposted June 19, 2016 at 9:41 pm

    I made these a couple of years ago and loved them! My mom made them today for a Father’s Day cookout and had added rice krispi
    es to the chocolate. Amazing!


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    Toniposted August 3, 2016 at 12:37 pm

    I can’t wait for these to harden in the fridge! I cut the powdered sugar down to a heaping 1/2 cup. As it’s still hardening, im not sure how it came out, but I noticed the graham cracker/pb layer was very wet in consistency. I’m thinking now that it’s because I cut the sugar, which works as a dry ingredient. Hopefully it won’t make much of a difference. In hindsight, I probably should’ve frozen or refrigerated that bottom layer as I melted the chocolate layer. Also, I used Jiff Naturals and it worked out fine. It’s got less crap in it than the regular Jiff and Skippy pbs, but not quite as natural as the natural Smuckers. It does have a little oil sometimes! Just mix it. Super easy and I had all ingredients on hand already! Thanks Sally!


  16. #
    Haleyposted August 13, 2016 at 12:45 pm

    Do you have to use powdered sugar


  17. #
    Britney fordposted August 24, 2016 at 10:03 pm

    Mine didn’t work out 🙁 I was so excited! Idk what I did wrong, I followed all the steps


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