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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.

TROUBLESHOOTING TIPS

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.

Chocolate

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.

Cutting

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.

Sticking

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
Ingredients
  • 4 cups chocolate chips about 2 bags
  • 1 1/2 cups peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
Instructions
  • 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.
Notes

Nutrition

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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Jan Johns
November 13, 2020 7:55 pm

I used to cook, you’ve inspired me to do it again as your style replicates what I once had discovered along the way. I’m 75, am retiring so you have set me up again to enjoy being at home! Thank you!

October 26, 2020 8:30 pm

I think its really good but to sweet so I cut the resipy in half

Sandy Hetzel
July 30, 2020 1:20 pm

Absolutely delicious & soo easy to make!!!!

R Leaptrott
July 28, 2020 7:35 pm

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?

Cindy S Osburn
October 11, 2020 8:15 pm
Reply to  R Leaptrott

Read the tips. It says PB is all different, you may need to add a little more powdered sugar.

Joe
July 5, 2020 6:47 am

5 stars
AWESOOOOOOOME!!!

Sooo good!
Must get this!

Carlos Garcia
June 4, 2019 8:07 am

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

billiemae cain
August 10, 2018 2:46 am

groovy easy & very tasty

Rosemary
January 29, 2017 6:57 pm

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

October 14, 2016 5:17 am

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

plasterers bristol
October 11, 2016 3:15 am

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

Simon

Lisa
May 5, 2016 8:48 pm

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

Hannah
December 22, 2015 9:58 pm

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

April 22, 2015 5:43 am

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.

Cindy S Osburn
October 11, 2020 8:18 pm

Reeses are Gluten free. No Grahams in them. I’m not sure what they use other than sugar.

July 11, 2014 9:34 am

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

August 8, 2013 1:26 am

Are Kirkland chips sufficiently good quality for this recipe?

August 8, 2013 1:50 am
Reply to  Kathy

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

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