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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! 🙂

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Crunchy Peanut Butter Bars

3 from 1 vote
By: Chelsea Lords
Crunchy peanut butter and chocolate bars that require no baking!
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 12 Bars



  • Line an 8 x 8 baking sheet with foil or parchment paper.
  • In a large bowl, mix together the butter (melt in the microwave), graham cracker crumbs, powdered sugar, and peanut butter. Mix well.
  • Stir in the rice krispies cereal and then press in the bottom of the pan.
  • 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.
  • Pour the melted chocolate over the peanut butter layer and allow to completely firm up.
  • Cut into bars and enjoy!


Calories: 316kcalCarbohydrates: 27gProtein: 5gFat: 22gSaturated Fat: 11gCholesterol: 23mgSodium: 181mgPotassium: 111mgFiber: 1gSugar: 22gVitamin A: 348IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 29mgIron: 1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
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About 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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  1. I made these last night and the mixture is so soft (it’s basically a liquid so I “poured” into the pan vs having to “press” it in). I double checked all the ingredients and I did everything correctly but it needs either more graham crackers or more rice crispies for it to be firmer. Since it was basically a liquid, I couldn’t put the chocolate layer on top. So I put it in the fridge for it to firm up and then did the chocolate layer this morning. But as the other reviewer mentioned, the bottom melts very quickly in your hands and is more greasy vs crunchy.

  2. 3 stars
    Very tasty but the peanut butter bars are very hard to hold in your hand without it melting. Would be better if it had some sort of crust under it all