Introduction: No Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars
Everybody loves a no bake dessert. Most people love peanut butter so in this dessert you have both. It's creamy a bit crunchy from the graham crackers so good! Perfect to take to a New Years party. It's similar to a Reese's cup but with the added graham cracker crunch! Hope you give it a try! To make your own simply follow the step by step instructable or watch the video tutorial here:
Step 1: Ingredients and Tools
For Peanut Butter Layer
- 1 cup Creamy Peanut Butter
- 1 cup unsalted Butter, (room temp)
- ¼ teaspoon Salt
- 2 cups Powdered Sugar
- 2 cups Graham Cracker crumbs
For Chocolate Layer
- 1 (12 ounce) package semi-sweet Chocolate Chips
- ¼ cup Creamy Peanut Butter
- Hamilton Beach Hand Mixer
- 8X11 Glass Baking Dish
- Pyrex Bowl 3 set
- All Clad Sauce Pan 3qt
- Parchment Paper
- Misc. Kitchen Utensils.
Step 2: Peanut Butter Layer
Start by lining an 8x11 baking pan with parchment paper, making sure it goes up the sides for easy removal later on.
For the Peanut Butter Layer: Combine peanut butter, butter and salt in a large bowl using a hand mixture until smooth. Gradually add in powdered sugar until combined.
Step 3: Add Graham Crackers
Then gradually add in graham cracker crumbs until combined. I accidentally added more than I would have liked on the first round but it still came together with a little more mixing. Adding less graham crackers each time will make mixing easier.
Step 4: Scoop and Smooth
Add peanut butter mixture to prepared baking pan and press mixture down into one even layer.
Step 5: The Chocolate Layer
Chocolate Layer: In a double boiler, add chocolate chips and peanut butter to a small heat safe bowl and add water to a small sauce pan (water should come up 1 inch on the sides of sauce pan) and on low heat melt chocolate chips and peanut butter together.
Step 6: Pour Chocolate
Once melted, pour on top of peanut butter layer and spread out evenly.
Step 7: Cool and Cut
Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 and ½ hours or until bars are firm. Once the bars are set, take them out of the pan and slice.
Step 8: Enjoy!
Enjoy these somewhat Reese's bar snacks and time!
Step 9: Video Tutorial
If you prefer a video tutorial, you can watch it here!