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No-Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars

These No-Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars are a  home made version of your favorite peanut butter cups. With only 5 ingredients - they're perfect for any peanut butter lover! 

Course Dessert
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 16 bars
Calories 305 kcal

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup peanut butter , such as Jiff or Skippy - not natural or old fashioned
  • 3 tablespoons + 2 teaspoons unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar packed
  • 1 and 1/2 to 2 cups icing sugar , depending on the brand of peanut butter and how sweet you like it
  • 1 and 1/2 cups chocolate chips , milk, semi-sweet or dark

Instructions

  1. Line an 8 or 9 inch square baking pan with aluminum foil or parchment paper and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl using a hand held or stand mixer, beat together the peanut butter, 3 tablespoons butter, brown sugar and icing sugar. Depending on your brand of peanut butter, you will need 1 and 1/2 to 2 cups of icing sugar. You mixture should be crumbly and sandy. Press the peanut butter mixture into your prepared pan.
  3. Melt together the chocolate chips and 2 teaspoons of butter in a glass bowl over a saucepan of simmering water or in the microwave in short 30 second bursts. Pour over the peanut butter layer.
  4. Let sit to harden at room temperature until the chocolate is set. Remove from your pan and cut into 16 squares.

Recipe Notes

Bars can be kept in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 5 days.