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Reese’s Peanut Butter Bars {No Bake!}

  • Author: Our Best Bites
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Refrigeration Time: 20+ minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes


A classic combination of peanut butter and chocolate– these no bake Reese’s Peanut Butter Bars are a fantastic option when you need quick and easy dessert.


1  1/2 cup graham cracker crumbs
1  pound (3  1/2 cups) powdered sugar
1  1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
1  cup (2 sticks) real butter, melted
1  12-ounce bag chocolate chips (milk, semi-sweet, or dark, you pick!)
2 teaspoons shortening


In a large mixing bowl, combine graham cracker crumbs, powdered sugar, peanut butter and butter and beat until combined.  Press into a parchment (or waxed paper or foil) lined 9×13 pan.

Place chocolate chips and shortening in a microwave safe bowl and heat in 30 second intervals, stirring after each one, until melted and smooth.  Pour chocolate over peanut butter mixture and spread out evenly.  Place pan in the fridge just until chocolate is set and then cut into bars.



  • If the bars chill until the chocolate is too hard to easily cut, use a sharp knife and score the cuts first, then gently cut through.  Can be stored in the fridge or at room temp.  They will stay firmer if stored in the fridge.
  • Love this tip from one of our readers:  Instead of adding shortening to the chocolate topping, add a scoop of peanut butter.  That will prevent the top from getting solid and it will taste yummy!

Keywords: Peanut butter, dessert bars, chocolate peanut butter