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Eat your feelings with these Easy Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars. It’s a 3 ingredient dessert that fulfills all those late night cravings. 

A stack of Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars layered with peanut butter and chocolatey goodness

I love easy desserts. This one is an “eat your feelings” dessert at its finest. It’s super easy to make and it’s one of the most popular flavor combinations in the world: chocolate and peanut butter. You can’t go wrong with this. It’s like eating a giant Reese’s candy bar and it’s amazing.

I’d like to say these last a few days sitting on the counter, but let’s face it, they don’t. They get consumed well before they ever have a chance to go bad.


This picture and recipe has been viewed by hundreds of thousands of people. Crazy, huh? While most of the people that make it have no problems and enjoy this decadent dessert, here a few troubleshooting tips:

Peanut Butter

Depending on the brand of peanut butter you use it may require more powdered sugar than listed. Add enough powdered sugar to get a thick consistency that will hold a shape. Natural peanut butters work in this recipe as well as chunky peanut butters.


For this recipe you can use either milk chocolate or semi-sweet chocolate chips. Cheap chocolate produces terrible results so be sure to choose good quality chocolate chips. Some of those store brands of chocolate chips are actually chocolate flavored chips which makes a big difference. I personally use Ghirardelli or Guittard Milk Chocolate.


What you see in the picture didn’t require any special cutting method. If they are refrigerated for a long time and get too cold, they will be very difficult to cut. Once the chocolate has hardened, these bars can be stored at room temperature which means they should cut easily.


This is either your pan or your chocolate. I have used a glass pan as well as a metal nonstick pan with no problems. I do not line it or spray it with anything. Some pans, especially ones with scratches, cause sticking problems, as well as cheap chocolate. If you are worried, line the bottom of your pan with wax or parchment paper.

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Eat your feelings with these Easy Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars. It's a 3 ingredient dessert that fulfills all those late night cravings.
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
  • 4 cups chocolate chips about 2 bags
  • 1 1/2 cups peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • Melt 1 bag chocolate chips in the microwave (15 seconds, stir, repeat until melted smooth).
  • Spread chocolate in bottom of a non-stick 9x9 pan. Let harden.
  • Use a hand mixer to mix together 1 1/2 cups peanut butter with 1/2 cup powdered sugar. Spread over hardened chocolate.
  • Melt 1 more bag of chocolate chips.
  • Spread on top of peanut butter layer. Let harden.


Serving: 1large bar | Calories: 741kcal | Carbohydrates: 56g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 52g | Saturated Fat: 22g | Cholesterol: 4mg | Sodium: 205mg | Potassium: 732mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 39g | Vitamin A: 40IU | Calcium: 68mg | Iron: 5.9mg
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars

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Sandy Hetzel

Absolutely delicious & soo easy to make!!!!

R Leaptrott

5 stars
Love this recipe! Great flavor – only one issue I had with my peanut butter – it never hardened. Should it be put into the freezer until you eat it? My peanut butter was gooey – great taste but just gooey. Any suggestions?

5 stars

Sooo good!
Must get this!

Carlos Garcia

5 stars
Wow so easy to make. To die for,
Thank Ypu

billiemae cain

groovy easy & very tasty


In the fridge now, just waiting for them to harden, can’t wait.

It looks like there is chocolate on the bottom and top?

plasterers bristol

Oh yummy. These are just delicious. Thanks for sharing this recipe.



If Jif is too soft, which brand should I use?


I am going to make these for Christmas! I always make a dessert for Christmas!

For added texture like the Reese's cup add a 1/2c of graham cracker crumbs to the peanut butter mixture. Some times I hand crunch the graham cracker so I can run across bigger pieces as I eat them.

Oh whoah! Reese's chocolate but better! I shall make them right away.

Are Kirkland chips sufficiently good quality for this recipe?

Kirkland chips are okay. Not the best, but okay.

Emily Mainprize

This recipe was to DIE for!!!!


5 stars
I LOVE this recipe!

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