Monday, March 28, 2016

No Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars


Hope everyone had a wonderful week-end. We had the whole family over and the kitchen was very busy. My fitbit logged over 8 miles both days and that was just around the house. Love that little gadget.

If you are a fan of anything peanut butter and chocolate, you will love these. They taste just like a giant peanut butter cup. I’ve made these many times now and they have always been a hit. These are quick and easy to prepare and there is no time in the oven. And to top that off only five ingredients are needed. Take it from me, these no bake bars will be a new family favorite.

This recipe is from Nagi of RecipeTin Eats. (Check out her site, it's amazing!)

Ingredients:

Base:

1 stick unsalted butter (melted)
1 cup crushed graham crackers between 8 and 13 (not all crackers are the same size, depends on brand)
1 cup of confectioners’ sugar
¾ cup peanut butter, (crunchy or creamy)(both kinds are good)

Topping:

1 cup of semi-sweet chocolate chips
2 tablespoons peanut butter

To prepare:

Butter and line with parchment paper a 8” x 8” baking pan. (Adding the paper will help lift the squares out of the pan when cooled).

To crush graham crackers place in a food processor or place in a sealed plastic bag and use rolling pin. Both ways work great. Combine the butter, crushed graham crackers, sugar and peanut butter together and press evenly into the pan.

Now melt the topping ingredients in microwave in 30 second intervals. Pour over base and spread evenly.

Refrigerate until set, I waited about 4 hours. Cut into squares. I kept these in my fridge as it’s already too warm here to leave out. Enjoy!

Cheri Savory Spoon
Cheri Savory Spoon

Mysavoryspoon was first started in 2010 as a way to journal recipes that I had collected from cookbooks, magazines, family and friends. Most everything was savory, using legumes and whole grains. Along the way I discovered a love for baking. Now a couple times a month you might see some type of sweet pie or treat.

47 comments:

  1. Peanut butter and chocolate are my favorites! Love these bars and love Recipe Tin Eats - her photos and creativity have no bounds. Glad you had a happy Easter!

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    1. Hi Tricia, you are so right about Nagi, she is great. Take care!

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  2. We are on the same page with the chocolate and peanut butter! Looks like I found another way to eat it that I should try! Looks wonderful!

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    1. Thanks Monica, yes we are, great minds think alike.

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  3. Love this, 2 of my favorite foods and so easy to put together. I would probably use less confectioner sugar though.

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  4. They sound wonderful! And I think you've worn off all the calories just being busy around the house. So have another! Of course, there probably aren't any left! Sad!

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    1. Hi Chris, no there is none left, thank goodness. Sometimes I have no self control.

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  5. I am glad you had a full house for the holiday, Cheri. I can see why these bars are a new family favorite. Simple, delicious, transportable. Who could ask for anything more? D

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    1. Thanks Dena, yes we had a wonderful week-end. Have a great week.....

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  6. Isn't chocolate and peanut butter just the best combination! These are totally the kind of thing I could eat way too much of.

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    1. Hi Dannii, I agree, it's a match made in heaven.

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  7. These sound so wonderful, Cheri! I love anything with the chocolate peanut butter combination. It sounds like you had a good Easter. I have a Fitbit, too. Aren't they great? 8 miles, that is really impressive!

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    1. Hi Shari, I should mention all 3 grandkids were here, that was a big part of it.

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  8. After 8 miles you deserve these gorgeous treats! An Aussie girl friend's mum in Japan used to make something similar...Yours look equally scrumptious =)

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    1. Thanks Kim, sadly this is my last hurrah for sweets for awhile I'm trying to cut back.

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  9. I love chocolate and peanut butter combination. This recipe sounds wonderful. Can't wait to try this out.

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    1. Hi Kushi, hope you have a chance to, if you like peanut butter cups you should like this.

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  10. I make a very similar recipe and I can attest to their deliciousness. In fact, you've given me a huge craving!

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    1. Hi Liz, will have to check yours out, I bet they are fabulous!

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  11. I also do a similar recipe from the old Silver Palate cookbook. It never disappoints! I love wearing my Fitbit on those busy days. Quite surprising, isn't it?

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    1. Hi Abbe, yes I do love my fitbit, it certainly keeps me on my feet, I at least try and get 5 miles a day. Will have to check out that cookbook, sounds like a great one.

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  12. These are great to get kids to make. I love it when I walk a lot, just by being busy at home 😀

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    1. Hi Tandy, it's amazing how many miles you can do just working around the house. Take care!

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  13. I love these!! I completely agree - I adore Nagi's blog. Her recipes and photography are amazing!
    And clearly I need to dig out my fitbit. I know it's around her somewhere!

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    1. Hi Susan, yes she is a inspiration for sure. I try and use my fitbit everyday I do believe it keeps me more active.

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  14. oh yeah, this recipe and i go way back! i made a huge batch of these for my cousin's wedding reception and they were a hit. bravo!

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    1. Hi Grace, you certainly can't go wrong with peanut butter and chocolate. Take care!

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  15. Easy to make, yummy and kids and grandkids can make them! Big plus for this recipe.

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    1. Thanks Barbara, that's a really good point. They are fun for the whole family. :)

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  16. Nagi's site is amazing. And I'm a real fan of chocolate and peanut butter, so these are amazing, too. These look great -- thanks so much.

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    1. Thanks John, peanut butter and chocolate is a match made in heaven.

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  17. You can't go wrong with the combo of peanut butter and chocolate! These bars look terrific!

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    1. Thanks Angie, you certainly can't go wrong with that combo.

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  18. I'm the biggest fan of peanut butter on this planet. If I could, I would eat it with a large spoon all the long so your bars look absolutely amazing to me!!! Mniam!

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    1. Thanks Agness, I'm a big fan of peanut butter too!

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  19. Dear Cheri, these treats combine two absolutely wonderful flavors - chocolate and peanut butter and they look utterly delicious!
    Thank you for sharing a wonderful recipe - hope you and your family had a wonderful Easter holiday!
    Andrea

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    1. Hi Andrea, yes we had a wonderful Easter holiday. Have a wonderful week-end!

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  20. 8 miles just around the house! I need to get one of those gadgets! Your bars look and sound delicious!

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    1. Hi Karen, no I actually walked a couple of miles first then the rest were around the house.

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    2. Hi Karen, no I actually walked a couple of miles first then the rest were around the house.

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  21. Wooow. .such a nice recipe, my daughter summer vacation will be starting from next week, hope I will make her happy by making them

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    1. Thanks Moumita, hope you daughter enjoys these.

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  22. Cheri - I am a huge fan of peanut butter and chocolate combined. My mother said I was born with the Reese's peanut butter cup in my mouth! The sound wonderful, and great for a party. Hope you are enjoying this beautiful spring in Arizona!

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    1. Hi David, I am; just this morning my husband and I hiked the mountain preserve next to us, you have to get there early or you end up not hiking in that area or parking in an area not really acceptable. Windows are still open!!!

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  23. my mom and sis used to make these. :)

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