Easy, Delicious – No Bake Peanut Butter Bars
This past weekend our son came home for a very short but wonderful visit. I wanted to make him something that I knew he’d love so I decided to try some No Bake Peanut Butter Bars that I found floating around on Pinterest.
It’s a wonder that he even likes peanut butter because the entire time I was pregnant with him, the smell of peanut butter would make me sick.
This treat is super easy and I’m thinking when the holidays roll around, I’ll be making several batches of it to give as a homemade treat.
For the Peanutty Goodness You’ll Need:
2 cups of peanut butter (Note: most recipes I saw only called for a cup of peanut butter, or maybe even a cup and a half. I thought this isn’t “no bake graham cracker crumbs” so why would they only use a cup of peanut butter? Go with the 2 FULL cups, you’ll be glad you did!)
3 1/2 cups of powder sugar
1 cup of melted butter (I had unsalted on hand and used it, but am sure either will be just fine)
1 ½ cups of graham cracker crumbs. (*note: I almost didn’t make this because I couldn’t get past this ingredient. Doesn’t seem like it would “add” anything wonderful to it, but it works….and is delicious.)
Melt the butter and pour all of this in a bowl and mix until combined.
Spread in the bottom of wax paper (or aluminum foil) lined pan, but sneak a few bites or 7 of this yummy dessert.
This is heavenly. (and it didn’t heat up the kitchen or make a huge mess.)
For the topping:
Next Melt your package of milk chocolate chips with a few table spoons of shortening or peanut butter and pour over the top.
Let set up for about half an hour (or 5 min in the fridge) then slice and enjoy!
I actually used some chocolate “candi quick” that I had on hand. Comes with its own microwave safe pan and is easy to melt. Tastes amazing.
If you whip this up, let me know your thoughts. It literally is as easy as it sounds and chances are you have everything you need in the pantry. Been wondering what to do with those graham crackers? Well, here you go.
It would be more work, but you could use this, make the peanut butter mixture in to balls and dip in chocolate.
Or you could put the peanut butter mixture into mini muffin cups and then pour over the chocolate and have bite size servings you can package beautifully.
Make double and share with your local Volunteer Fire Fighters, neighbors or as a treat for a new mom or someone that just recently got home from a hospital stay.
What are some of your “sharing” suggestions for this wonderful treat?
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