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Crispy No-Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars

Crispy No-Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars Recipe – A fun spin of classic no-bake cookies with layers on chocolate, rice crisps, peanut butter, and graham crackers.

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There is no doubt that creamy peanut butter and rich satisfying chocolate are a genius combination.

The balance of salty and sweet is one of my favorites.

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These Crispy No-Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars take it a step further.

Some of you may remember the classic old commercials from the late 70s early 80s where the guy with the jar of peanut butter and the guy with the chocolate bar crash into each other and discover a new taste sensation.

Anyone? You young pups may not know what I am talking about. Just google it.

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Now imagine that commercial, except the guy with the chocolate has a Crunch Bar, and the other guys has graham crackers spread with peanut butter.

BAM… Crispy No-Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars!

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I am not quite sure whether this would be considered a candy bar or a cookie bar but I don’t think it really matters.

Either way, it is considered delicious.

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Notice the “No-Bake” in the name?

Yes, we are keeping it cool and easy this summer. No heating up the oven or the kitchen for this treat. You merely need a double boiler (or microwave) for melting the butter and chocolate.

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Actually you might not even need that. In my part of the country, in the summer you could turn this recipe into an outdoor solar energy science project discussing the state of matter at varying temperatures, and timing how quickly the ingredients liquefy.

I could go on and on…

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Let’s get back to how delightfully simple these Crispy No-Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars really are.

Just melt, mix, and spread. Then repeat with the top layer and chill the bars in the fridge until they setup.

It’s an elemental concoction of basic equations. Two layers containing three ingredients each, equals happy smiles all around!

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Crispy No-Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars

Prep Time: 6 minutes
Cook Time: 4 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Crispy No-Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars Recipe - A fun spin on classic no-bake cookies with layers of chocolate, rice crisps, peanut butter, and graham crackers.
Servings: 24 bars

Ingredients

  • 12 ounces semisweet chocolate chips
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 2 cups crispy rice cereal
  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter (or crunchy)
  • ½ cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 9 graham crackers, crushed into a powder

Instructions

  • Mix the melted butter, peanut butter, and graham cracker crumbs together in a bowl until combined.
  • Spread the mixture over the bottom of a parchment-covered 9x13-inch baking dish.
  • Melt the chocolate and coconut oil together, on the stovetop or in the microwave. Once melted, mix in the crispy rice cereal.
  • Spread the chocolate layer over the peanut butter layer and refrigerate 1-2 hours until firm.
  • Cut into squares and enjoy. Keep refrigerated.

Nutrition

Serving: 1bar, Calories: 217kcal, Carbohydrates: 14g, Protein: 4g, Fat: 16g, Saturated Fat: 7g, Cholesterol: 11mg, Sodium: 85mg, Potassium: 161mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 7g, Vitamin A: 125IU, Calcium: 19mg, Iron: 1.4mg
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Author: Sommer Collier

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8 comments on “Crispy No-Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars”

  1. When I ask my kids what treat they want me to make they always say these bars. These are so stinking good. 

  2. I bet these won’t last long when I make them for my friend’s party on Sunday!

  3. My kids would absolutely LOVE these!! They are fantastic!

  4. This could be a new favorite here at our house. Love chocolate and peanut butter together.

  5. These look amazing! My girls will love them.

  6. Made these tonight and they were AMAZING!!! I followed the recipe as written and they came out exactly as expected.  This while make it into my permanent recipe book.  Thanks!!

  7. You had me a no bake! The laziness inside of me automatically loved this recipe! They remind me of rice crispy treats! 

  8. These look Fantastic and I do remember that commercial very well.