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No-bake chocolate peanut butter bars

Easy no-bake chocolate peanut butter bars that taste just like homemade Reese's peanut butter cups. So amazingly delicious.

Course bars, Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword chocolate, no bake chocolate peanut butter bars
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 3 hours
Servings 40
Calories 147 kcal


  • 1 ½ cups brown sugar (light or dark both work)
  • 1 ½ cups powdered sugar
  • 10 tbsp unsalted butter at room temperature, divided into 2 sets of 5 tbsp
  • 1 ½ cups smooth peanut butter
  • 1 cup milk chocolate chips


  1. Lightly grease an 8 inch square, 9 inch square, or 6x9 inch baking dish using butter spray, butter or crisco shortening. You can also line the dish with aluminum foil or parchment paper. Set aside.

  2. In your stand mixer or handheld mixer, cream the brown sugar, powdered sugar, 5 tbsp butter, and peanut butter together, until smooth. This should take several minutes in a stand mixer set to medium. Press the peanut butter mixture into prepared pan, ensuring you fill to the corners.

  3. In a medium-size microwave-safe bowl, melt the milk chocolate chips and remaining 5 tbsp butter in 30-second increments, stirring after every 30 seconds with a spoon. I only needed to cook mine for two sets of 30 seconds.

  4. Pour melted chocolate/butter mixture over peanut butter layer. Spread out evenly with a spatula.

  5. Cover dish with plastic wrap and place in the refrigerator for at least 3 hours, or until completely firm. I let our's chill overnight, and it was perfect.

  6. Let the bars sit at room temperature for about 10 minutes to make the cutting easier. I used a small metal spatula to cut and serve and it worked perfectly.

Recipe Notes

Adapted from Culinary Hill.

Nutrition Facts
No-bake chocolate peanut butter bars
Amount Per Serving
Calories 147 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 8mg3%
Sodium 58mg3%
Potassium 76mg2%
Carbohydrates 19g6%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 16g18%
Protein 3g6%
Calcium 16mg2%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Vitamin A 99IU2%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.