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No Bake Peanut Butter Bars

No Bake Peanut Butter Bars

No Bake Peanut Butter Bars are the perfect combo of creamy peanut butter and chocolate. They basically taste like a giant Reese's cup!

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword No Bake Peanut Butter Bars, Peanut Butter Bars
Prep Time 15 minutes
Refrigeration Time 1 hour
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 9 bars
Author Catalina Castravet

Ingredients

  • 1 cup unsalted butter melted
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 cup graham cracker crumbs
  • 1 1/2 cups creamy peanut butter
  • 1 cup peanut butter chips optional
  • 1 cup Semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 tablespoon Light corn syrup
  • 1 tablespoon heavy cream

Instructions

  1. First, line a 8x8 or 9x9 pan with parchment paper so that it hangs over the edge for easy removal. Use an 8x8 pan to create thicker bars.

  2. Next, add butter to a large, microwave safe bowl and melt.
  3. Stir in graham cracker crumbs, powdered sugar and peanut butter, stir until fully combined. Lastly, stir in peanut butter chips if using. Press mixture into the bottom of the prepared pan.

  4. Add chocolate chips to a medium, microwave safe bowl and heat for 45 seconds. Stir well, then heat for another 30 seconds. Once melted, add in the corn syrup and heavy cream, stir until smooth and shiny.

  5. Pour chocolate ganache over peanut butter layer and spread with a spatula until smooth. If desires, top with chopped peanuts.

  6. Refrigerate the bars for 1-2 hours before cutting and serving. Store in the fridge in an airtight container.