Reese’s No Bake Peanut Butter Bars

reesesnobakepeanutbutterbarsMy oven just stopped working.   It is always a sad day for someone that uses it quite frequently and loves to bake.  Hopefully it will be replaced real soon because I am totally wanting to bake a batch of chocolate chip cookies.  This is the inner fat pregnant girl talking right now.  🙂 Luckily these delicious squares were easy and also no bake.  I had them ready in no time and they sure did satisfy my sweet tooth!

Ummmm….  where have these been all my life?  I mean.  I totally ate all of the Reese’s peanut butter cups out of the stockings but now I can have a homemade pan of them?  I think I am in heaven.  These turned out perfect.  And they were so easy to make!  I love being able to make my favorite homemade treats at home.  And I know that you will love them just like me!

5.0 from 8 reviews
Reese's No Bake Peanut Butter Bars
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Delicious homemade Reese's Peanut Butter Cups in the form of a bar!
Serves: 16
  • 1 cup butter melted
  • 2 cups graham cracker crumbs, finely crushed
  • 2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1 cup peanut butter + 4 tablespoons peanut butter
  • 1½ cup semi sweet or milk chocolate chips
  1. Combine melted butter, finely ground graham cracker crumbs, confectioners' sugar and 1 cup peanut butter. Spread in a 9x13 inch pan.
  2. In the microwave or over the stove, melt 4 tablespoons peanut butter and chocolate chips until smooth. If melting In the microwave stir after every 30 seconds to make sure that it doesn't burn. Spread on top of the peanut butter layer.
  3. Refrigerate for at least an hour before serving so that they can set. Store leftover bars in the fridge.

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  1. Ohmygosh! I hope you get your oven fixed soon! These look awesome! I have a recipe kind of like this in my cookbook, and one on my blog, and you just cannot go wrong with PB, choc, and no-bake! Pinned

  2. Whaaatttt! I hope you get that oven back!
    However, because it broke, we now get to eat these ah-may-zing little squares! If it has pb and chocolate, I am in? And ESPECIALLY when it’s not bake and only 3 steps. Pinned!

  3. Yikes, sorry to hear about your oven – hope you get it fixed soon. Love these bars though! They look amazing and even better that they are no bake too 🙂

  4. Made these last night, super quick and yummy!

  5. OH NO, sorry to hear about your oven! These bars though, look AMAZING! I love Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups and now I can make them anytime I want! Pinned 🙂

  6. Oh my! I hope you get your oven fixed soon. I think I might have a heart attack if my over stops working.
    This version of the peanut butter cups sounds so good I could eat the entire pan!

  7. This is one of my favorite recipes for no-bake bars! Just heavenly!

  8. I made these tonight (just a half recipe because I’m low on butter) and half the pan is gone already. They may not last until morning. Thanks (I think)!

  9. Made a batch of these the other night. I make them in two 8×8 pans and freeze one! I do that with alot of recipes

  10. Corina Atkinson says:

    Was wondering can you use margerine if you don’t have butter.

  11. Would this work with natural peanut butter? All I buy…

  12. Theresa says:

    These are wonderful. Unfortunately, I’m having trouble cutting them up so they look nice to serve at a party or something. Any suggestions on getting a nice clean cut?


  14. they were amazing!!!

  15. they were amazing

  16. Jennifer says:

    These look so good and I can make them with Gluten Free graham crackers so will still be able to enjoy them .and not just make for the family 🙂

  17. Terri Helms says:

    You say store leftovers….what leftovers? In my house they were gone in three hours! YUMMY! (there are three of us).

  18. OHMYGOSHHHHHH! they look delicious! Will try them out soon 🙂

  19. Maybe a very silly question. But in step you say : melt 4 tablespoons peanut butter and chocolate chips until smooth. Does this mean, combine the 2?? And then spread it on the pb layer?? Anyways thanks for the recipe, I am in LOVE with Reese’s cups but can’t buy them where I live. NOW I can make them thanks!!!!

  20. LaRissa says:

    We used this to avoid the omg I need chocolate why don’t we have chocolate situation during a wedding weekend n omg are they amazing love it

  21. Dorothy Murphy says:

    Will try these tonight ! Thanks

  22. Dorothy Murphy says:

    Yummy yummy I will make these tonight ‘

  23. The recipe calls for 2C of confectioner sugar. This may sound like a stupid question, but does that mean the whole box, which is 16oz. or do you measure out 2 cups.


  24. I made these to bring to work yesterday. But tweaked them a little. I used 2 cups of peanut butter. read reviews from another similar recipe and I mixed melted butter and peanut butter tiger. Then mixed graham crackers and sugar together. Then mixed two batches together. Put in a pan lined with parchment paper for easy cleanup and it lifts right out for cutting into squares. Refrigerate 1st for 20 minutes before adding chocolate and peanut butter layer. I used 2 cups of semi sweet chips and 4 TBL peanut butter and added 1 TBL crisco and put in microwave for 1 minute, stirred and then 15 seconds stirring for a very creamy mixture. (Crisco makes a difference), Refrigerate for an hour before cutting.
    They were huge hit…thank you!!

  25. This recipe is so simple and utterly delicious. It never lasts very long at my house even though there are only two of us. I always try to get my boyfriend to take some to work but he refuses because he doesn’t want to share them. Thank you for the recipe!

  26. I used natural peanut butter and it didn’t turn out right. I stirred it completely, so that wasn’t it, but I think it’s just too soft a peanut butter for this.

  27. These sound delicious! I love that you used crushed graham cracker in them, I never would have thought of that!

  28. Nareeman Sobany says:

    By the way, what is Graham Crcker Crumbs?
    Is it any crushed salted biscuits??????????
    Anyway thks 4 z recipe.
    Looks really nice….

  29. Sandi Marson says:

    I tried making these and I had a really hard time cutting through the chocolate without breaking or cracking. Can you tell me the best way to cut these into squares?

  30. Judi Hughes says:

    Since 4T=1/4 C, it might be handy to use that measurement in the recipe! For some unknown reason I was unable to rate this recipe, but it definitely was more than 5 stars!

  31. Made a gluten free version of this for a friend who is allergic to gluten and brought it to a bigger gathering – got glowing reviews from everyone.

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