Rich, creamy semi-sweet chocolate swirled over a mix of peanut butter with graham cracker crumbs and powdered sugar makes a mouth-watering snack-sized dessert for a party, holiday gathering, or potluck. Tomorrow, I’ll bring it to work to just say, “thank you for your kindness” to all the teachers with whom I work.
This dessert is ranked high on our family’s “must haves” for the holidays. And the best part is that it is easy to make and does not require baking. Hope it is a hit with your family just as it is with ours.
NO BAKE CHOCOLATE PEANUT BUTTER BARS
2 Cups Confectioners Sugar
2 Cups Graham Cracker Crumbs (the best are Nabisco, if you can find them)
1 Cup Smooth Peanut Butter
1/2 Cup plus 2 TBLS of melted butter
2 Cups plus a little more of Ghirardelli Semi-sweet Chocolate Chips melted (use chocolate with a good flavor because it tops the dessert)
Mix the confectioner’s sugar and the graham cracker crumbs by hand until they are blended. Add in the peanut butter and stir by hand again until it is almost mixed in. Then add the melted butter and stir with the mixer until well blended.
Press the mixture into an ungreased 13″x9 ” baking dish or pan. Press with the back of a spoon or your clean fingers until the peanut butter mixture is evenly spread throughout the dish.
Melt the chocolate chips in the same pan that you used to melt the butter. Just wipe out the excess butter with a paper towel, leaving a light coating that will keep the chocolate from sticking to the pan as it melts slowly. Spread melted chocolate over the peanut butter mixture, swirling the chocolate with a spatula or spreader.
Janis, that looks SO delicious!! My mouth is watering LOL!
I was blessed to visit the States last year. I noticed that Americans LOVE peanut butter! It was available in everything just about lol…
This post reminded me of my precious trip and also, that I have a huge sweet tooth 😉
That looks so tempting … love chocolate and peanut butter!
You had me at “Just Dessert”!!! This looks glorious and I will have to try it. Thanks for sharing.
Boy does that look good. I should have read this earlier so I could have gone to school and had a bite! I am sure by now it is long gone!
Amanda~you and I have that sweet tooth in common. I’m glad you enjoyed your trip to the Peanut Butter capitol of the world!
Susan~my kids say it tastes like a Reese’s peanut butter cup.
Angel~you’ll like it and how easy it is to make.
Anita~you’re right–all gone! I’ll have to bring some to home group!
Um… I pretty much want to lick the screen. WOW. And what a great picture!!!!
Julie, You are so funny. Next time I make them, you can lick the spatula and the saucepan!
From My Heart to Yours,
okay.. how unfair is that? My son is allergic to peanut butter and I have been craving peanut butter for ever. This recipe really does it! Love it~ Thanks for visiting me at (In)courage today!
Janis, just to let you know I featured your post on “Rescued” in my latest blog post… I loved it that much 😀
Oh, wow, this looks FABULOUS! Thanks for the recipe! You’re an encourager with words AND food. 🙂
Oh, so divine…only mine and my daughter’s favorite ingredients!! This made the absolute perfect dessert for my daughter to whip up in culmination of an immensely satisfactory week!!!! Thank you so much for sharing! Check out what I had to say about it on my blog :)))