This no-bake chocolate peanut butter squares recipe is a fast and simple dish, perfectly peanut buttery with a thick layer of rich chocolate.
Prep Time 15minutes
Total Time 15minutes
Author Marla Warden-Holm
1 1/4cupcreamy peanut butterdivided
2 3/4cupsgraham cracker crumbs
1cupchopped roasted peanuts
2cupssemisweet chocolate chips
1cuppeanutschopped coarsely (optional)
Line a 9″ x 9″ x 2″ pan with foil, leaving 1-inch of foil hanging out on opposite sides of the pan.
Mix powdered sugar, butter, 1 cup of the peanut butter, and vanilla in a large bowl. Stir in graham cracker crumbs and peanuts (mixture will be stiff). Press into pan.
Heat chocolate chips and remaining 1/4 cup of peanut butter in a small pot over low heat, stirring constantly, until smooth. Spread over crumb layer in pan. Sprinkle with peanuts and push into chocolate. Cover and refrigerate until chocolate is set, about 1 hour.
Remove bars from pan, using the foil to lift it up and out. Fold back foil and cut into 36 squares.
Refrigerate again, uncovered, for 2 hours. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to a week.