Crunchy Peanut Butter Bars

Crunchy peanut butter and chocolate bars that require no baking!

Crunchy peanut butter and chocolate bars stacked on top of one another on a gray plate.

Hey everyone! Chelsea back from Chelsea’s Messy Apron with a fun and delicious treat! Peanut butter “crunch” bars with a nice chocolate topping!

These bars are easy to make and require NO baking and only 7 ingredients. They whip together quickly making an impressive treat that you can make last minute.

The crisp and sugary peanut butter layer pairs perfectly with the smooth and delicious chocolate topping. If needed you can substitute butter or extra peanut butter for the coconut oil in the chocolate topping. And to cut these cleanly, use a very sharp warmed knife!

Enjoy! 🙂

Overhead view of crunchy peanut butter and chocolate bars already sliced.

Crunchy Peanut Butter Bars

Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Author Chelsea Lords
Servings 12 Bars

Crunchy peanut butter and chocolate bars that require no baking!

Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American


  • 1/2 cup salted butter
  • 1/2 cup graham cracker crumbs
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 3/4 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup rice krispies cereal
  • 1 cup dark or milk chocolate chips
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil


  1. Line an 8 x 8 baking sheet with foil or parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together the butter (melt in the microwave), graham cracker crumbs, powdered sugar, and peanut butter. Mix well.
  3. Stir in the rice krispies cereal and then press in the bottom of the pan.
  4. In a small microwave safe bowl, add the chocolate chips and coconut oil (measure when melted). Microwave in bursts of 15 seconds, stirring in between bursts for 15 seconds.
  5. Pour the melted chocolate over the peanut butter layer and allow to completely firm up.
  6. Cut into bars and enjoy!
Nutrition Facts
Crunchy Peanut Butter Bars
Amount Per Serving
Calories 316 Calories from Fat 198
% Daily Value*
Fat 22g34%
Saturated Fat 11g55%
Cholesterol 23mg8%
Sodium 181mg8%
Potassium 111mg3%
Carbohydrates 27g9%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 22g24%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 348IU7%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 29mg3%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

All nutritional information is based on third party calculations and is only an estimate. Each recipe and nutritional value will vary depending on the brands you use, measuring methods and portion sizes per household.

Chelsea Lords

Chelsea is the blogger behind Chelsea’s Messy Apron. She is always experimenting in the kitchen and making new things to eat. “Or I am in the kitchen eating. Both are good.” She tries to eat a balanced diet of healthful foods, but she loves desserts. You will find most of her recipes are healthy and easy, but still taste great! She has found that eating is all about balance and she hopes that that is the case on her site!

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