No-Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookie Bars

No Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookie Bars are simple to make. They're crunchy on the bottom, creamy on top with the great taste of peanut butter and chocolate in every bite, they're a little bite of heavenly perfection.

A stack of three No Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars dusted with powdered sugar on a small plate on a metal tray

There are certain food combinations that pair well together and in my book, and chocolate and peanut butter rank high on the list.

I love bar cookies, but don't make them very often.  I'm not sure why that is.  Bar cookies are probably the easiest type of dessert to make, and they look so pretty when they're cut into nice little squares and served up on a platter.

My craving for chocolate and peanut butter inspired me to make these delectable Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars.  Crunchy on the bottom, creamy on top, with the great taste of peanut butter and chocolate in every bite. They're a little bite of heavenly perfection, I tell ya!

A stack of three No Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars dusted with powdered sugar on a small plate These bar cookies are so easy to make and they can be made in minutes.  They're perfect when you want a little something sweet and indulgent, and you want it right away.  I'm kinda the impatient type...

The bottom part of the cookie bar is made from lightly sweet graham cracker crumbs combined with confectioners sugar, melted butter, and peanut butter, and pressed firmly into a baking dish.  Next, I poured melted chocolate mixed with more peanut butter over the top and let it set in the refrigerator. I had a quarter of a bag of white chocolate chips so I softened them and swirled them in with the chocolate.

That's it, I told you it was easy...

A No Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Bar dusted with powdered sugar on a small plate next to three more bars all on a metal tray

They don't take long to set at all, in fact I tasted a bit (just to make sure, you know...) before I put them in the fridge and they were so good.  Even though you can enjoy a spoonful right out of the pan, I highly recommend letting them set for about 30 minutes.  That way, you can cut them out and serve them and they look as if you worked hard to make them.

Be sure to store the bars in the refrigerator, as the bars will soften if left at room temperature.

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No-Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookie Bars

No Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookie Bars are crunchy on the bottom, creamy on top with the great taste of peanut butter and chocolate in every bite.
Prep Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Dessert
Servings: 24 bars
Author: Joanie Zisk

Ingredients

BASE

  • 1 cup unsalted butter , room temperature (2 sticks)
  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 2 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 2 1/2 cups confectioners sugar

TOP LAYER

  • 10 ounces chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter , smooth or chunky
  • 2 tablespoons butter , melted

Instructions

  • To make the base, mix the butter with the peanut butter in a large bowl. Add the graham cracker crumbs and confectioners sugar and combine well. Pat into a 9 by 13 inch buttered pan. Set aside.
  • To make the top layer, place the chocolate chips in a microwave safe bowl and microwave for 30 second increments, stirring after each increment. When melted, stir in the peanut butter and butter. Pour on top of the graham cracker crust and refrigerate until set.

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3 thoughts on “No-Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookie Bars”

  1. These are some of my favorite bar cookies, Joanie! They look so tempting, perfect for that mid-afternoon craving.

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