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No-Bake Peanut Butter Bars


No-Bake Peanut Butter Bars

Recipe by Julia Pacheco Course: DessertCuisine: AmericanDifficulty: Easy


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Cooling time



No-Bake Peanut Butter Bars are so easy to throw together and are perfect to make when you want something sweet but don’t want to turn on the oven.


  • 1 cup salted pretzels

  • 1 sleeve of graham crackers

  • 1 cup unsalted butter

  • 2 cups powdered sugar

  • 1 1/2 cups creamy peanut butter

  • Topping:
  • 10oz semi-sweet chocolate chips

  • 1/4 cup creamy peanut butter


  • Add the pretzels and graham crackers to a food processor and pulse until they are small crumbs. Add the butter, powdered sugar, and peanut butter and process until the ingredients are fully combined.
  • Grease a 9×13 baking dish with non-stick spray, and spread the mixture out into the pan.
  • To a microwave-safe bowl, add the chocolate chips and 1/4 cup of peanut butter. Place in the microwave for 30 seconds at a time, stirring after every interval, until melted and smooth. Spread over the peanut butter layer.
  • Refrigerate for at least 2 hours. Slice into bars and enjoy!

Recipe Video


  1. I appreciate how simple this recipe is to put together. I made it with my 2 year old and there were plenty of ingredients that were easy for him to scoop and pour and mix.

    I do wish the ingredients had a weighted measurement option, since we followed the recipe exactly, but the texture of the base of the bars was much looser for us. The pretzel/graham cracker layer poured into our pan and didn’t require spreading like shown in the video. We used standard Kraft smooth peanut butter, so I’m not sure why the consistency would have been so different.
    We will make it again, but maybe change up the ratios if it comes out so soft next time.

  2. I made these as directed and they were perfect. The only change I made was that I used milk chocolate chips because that’s what I had.
    It was the perfect amount of sweet and salty and my family and I loved it.

  3. I thought this recipe turned out very well. I made a batch for the first time and I think it was really good. They’re very dense but so worth it!!

  4. This recipe is perfect! I shared with friends + brought to work and got many compliments. I have tried for some time to make a Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup dupe and never could, but these actually taste like and have the consistency of RPB cups- very soft and delicious. Thanks Julia!

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