No-Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars

Oatmeal Bars
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  • Total: 15 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 0 mins
  • Chill: 3 hrs
  • Yield: 16 servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
221 Calories
16g Fat
18g Carbs
4g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 16 servings
Amount per serving
Calories 221
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 16g 20%
Saturated Fat 7g 33%
Cholesterol 16mg 5%
Sodium 83mg 4%
Total Carbohydrate 18g 7%
Dietary Fiber 2g 6%
Protein 4g
Calcium 18mg 1%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This five-ingredient dessert couldn't be easier (or more satisfying). Layering creamy peanut butter and chocolate chips with crunchy graham crackers makes for a sweet and salty sweet treat that requires absolutely no baking.


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  • 1/2 cup melted salted butter
  • 1 cup graham cracker crumbs
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 3/4 cup + 2 Tablespoons creamy peanut butter 
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

Steps to Make It

  1. Line an 8x8 baking pan with aluminum foil and set aside.

  2. Mix the melted butter, graham cracker crumbs, and powdered sugar together in a medium bowl. Mix in 3/4 cup of peanut butter. Spread mixture evenly into the bottom of the pan. Packing it in slightly with your hands.

  3. Combine 2 tablespoons of peanut butter with the chocolate chips and melt in a microwave. Stir until smooth and pour evenly over the graham cracker crumb layer.

  4. Refrigerate until firm, usually about 3 hours and allow to come to room temperature for 10 minutes before cutting. Serve chilled or at room temperature. ​