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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:

1. Peanut Butter Problems: 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.

2. Chocolate Problems: Cheap chocolate produces terrible results. Some of those store brands of chocolate chips are actually chocolate flavored chips. Big difference. I personally use Ghirardelli Milk Chocolate. I have found that they melt and harden in a variety of uses. 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.

3. Sticking Problems: 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.

Easy Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars

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A stack of Chocolate Pretzel Caramel Bars surrounded by pretzels
This recipe first appeared on The Stay At Home Chef on March 11, 2013 
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
  • 2 bags 4 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 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.


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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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.

Michaela Z

These were soooo good! One problem/ suggestion: definitely use parchment paper to the line pan before you make these. I used really nice chocolate and a lot of it went to waste because it was impossible to get unstuck from the bottom of the glass pan. Really delish though!


I made these yesterday. I lined a pan with foil then regrigerated the bars to harden. I removed the foil from the pan and tried cutting them into bars. The peanut butter started to gush out of the center. YIKES! I did a work around but did this happen to anyone else? How do you cut them to make nice looking bars?

Hey there! Thanks for stopping by!

I was actually thinking last night that it was time to add in a little trouble shooting info.

Sounds like the kind of peanut butter you use is more runny or softer than the kind I use. The solution would be to add a little more powdered sugar to get a stiffer peanut butter.


That was my thought as well. I use Jif p b. It is sitting in the fridge now and still VERY soft. Oh well, guess I'll have to eat my "mistake". The sacrifices I make for the family. 🙂

Use a spoon! Very sacrificial! 🙂

Oh my!!!

I must try this immediately.

Emily Mainprize

This recipe was to DIE for!!!!


5 stars
I LOVE this recipe!

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