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Homemade Peanut Butter Bars Recipe

An easy and delicious no bake recipe for homemade peanut butter bars that taste just like the peanut butter cups you buy in the store.  Really, they do! 
An easy and delicious no bake recipe for homemade peanut butter bars from Walking on Sunshine Recipes.

What is your favorite candy?

My family LOVES Reese's Peanut Butter Cups.  We have consumed a lot of  peanut butter cups over the years.   My husband and son love to enjoy them straight from the freezer most of the time. I found many recipes on Pinterest to make homemade peanut butter bars and even saw a few videos floating around Facebook showing how easy it was to make this no bake recipe. I finally broke down and made some for my husband as an early Valentine's Day treat.  

Homemade Peanut Butter Bars


Peanut Butter Layer
  • 1 cup butter, melted
  • 3 3/4 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 1/2 cup graham cracker crumbs
  • 1 package milk chocolate chips
  • 1 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter


In a large bowl, mix together the ingredients for the peanut butter layer.
Press into a 13X9 inch baking pan.
Chill for one hour.
Place chocolate chips and peanut butter into a microwave-safe bowl.
Microwave for one minute.
Stir until melted and smooth.
Pour over the peanut butter layer.
Chill for two hours or until firm.
Slice and enjoy!

I love using my Pyrex Baking Dishes for making desserts...
Pyrex Baking Dishes

Peanut butter layer ready for the refrigerator.
Peanut Butter Bars first layer

Peanut butter bars ready to slice and enjoy.  My husband loved them and I know your family will too! Our son is away at college, but when he comes home for spring break I will make this recipe again.  
Peanut Butter Bars - Chocolate Layer

Homemade Peanut Butter Bars Recipe

You might also like this Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cake...

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cake

Or this other family favorite, Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Bars...

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Bars

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  1. Dear Lois, these bars look magnificent! Anything with peanut butter is right up my alley...these are calling to me. xoxo, Catherine

  2. I like the combination of chocolate and peanut butter. Thanks for sharing your yummy recipe with us at Merry Monday!

  3. Thanks for sharing this recipe. I have one that is similar but only makes an 8 by 8 pan - it doesn't have any peanut butter in the chocolate either. My kids love the recipe - I am looking forward to trying this on as it makes a bigger pan - pinned.

  4. Hi nice to meet you, this recipe is going to be a hit with my full of chocolate and Peanut butter lovers... Lisa@ Sweet Tea N' Salty Air


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