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No Bake Peanut Butter Bars

No Bake Peanut Butter Bars are tasty treats with a peanut butter and Ritz cracker crumb base and topped with chocolate.

No Bake Peanut Butter Bars are tasty treats with a peanut butter and Ritz cracker crumb base and topped with chocolate.



No Bake Peanut Bars are the perfect dessert for peanut butter cup lovers.

No Bake Peanut Butter Bars are tasty treats with a peanut butter and Ritz cracker crumb base and topped with chocolate.

These easy no bake bars are great for when you don’t feel like turning on the oven.

No Bake Peanut Butter Bars are tasty treats with a peanut butter and Ritz cracker crumb base and topped with chocolate.

 

This peanut butter bar recipe produces a 9 x 13 inch pan of bars.

No Bake Peanut Butter Bars are tasty treats with a peanut butter and Ritz cracker crumb base and topped with chocolate.

Printable Recipe Card with a Full List of Ingredients and Instructions is Located at the Bottom of the Post.

Be sure to read through the entire post so that you don’t miss out on any important tips and tricks!

To make these chocolate peanut butter bars, I started by dumping some Ritz crackers into a large Ziploc bag.

I used a rolling pin to crush the crackers well.

Ritz cracker crumbs in a Ziploc bag under a rolling pin

Then I dumped some butter into a glass measuring cup.

butter in a glass measuring cup

I microwaved the butter on high for 30 seconds.

Then I poured the partially melted butter into a large mixing bowl.

melted butter in a mixing bowl

I added some smooth peanut butter to the bowl with the butter.

melted butter and peanut butter in a mixing bowl

I used an electric mixer to cream together the butter and peanut butter until smooth.

melted butter and peanut butter combined in a mixing bowl

Then I added the Ritz cracker crumbs and some confectioner’s sugar to the bowl.

Ritz cracker crumbs and confectioner's sugar on top of melted peanut butter and butter in a mixing bowl

I continued mixing with the electric mixer until all of the ingredients were fully combined.

creamy peanut butter mixture in a mixing bowl

Then I scooped the mixture into a 9 x 13 inch baking dish and spread it out evenly.

peanut butter and Ritz cracker mixture in a baking dish

I dumped some semi sweet chocolate chips into a glass measuring cup.

semi sweet chocolate chips in a glass measuring cup

Then I added some peanut butter.

peanut butter on top of chocolate chips in a glass measuring cup

I microwaved the peanut butter and chocolate chips on high for 45 seconds and then stirred them well.

chocolate chips and peanut butter melted together in a glass measuring cup

The chocolate chips weren’t completely melted so I returned the glass measuring cup to the microwave for an additional 30 seconds.

Then I stirred again until all of the chocolate chips were completely melted.

melted chocolate and peanut butter mixture in a glass measuring cup

I poured the melted chocolate over the peanut butter mixture in the baking dish and spread it out evenly.

melted chocolate spread on top of peanut butter mixture in a baking dish

Then I placed the baking dish in the refrigerator and left the peanut butter bars to chill for two hours.

After two hours I removed the dish from the fridge and sliced the bars.

No Bake Peanut Butter Bars are tasty treats with a peanut butter and Ritz cracker crumb base and topped with chocolate.

I cut the pan into 24 large squares but you could cut them smaller if you prefer.

No Bake Peanut Butter Bars are tasty treats with a peanut butter and Ritz cracker crumb base and topped with chocolate.

These no bake chocolate peanut butter bars are a simple but decadent treat.

No Bake Peanut Butter Bars are tasty treats with a peanut butter and Ritz cracker crumb base and topped with chocolate.

If you are looking for a tasty peanut butter dessert recipe, then you need to try these No Bake Peanut Butter Bars!

No Bake Peanut Butter Bars are tasty treats with a peanut butter and Ritz cracker crumb base and topped with chocolate.

More Peanut Butter Dessert Recipes You’ll Love…

PRINTABLE VERSION OF THE RECIPE CAN BE FOUND AT THE BOTTOM OF THE PAGE

Ingredients You’ll Need to Make These No Bake Peanut Butter Bars:

  • 1 cup butter, salted
  • 1 cup smooth peanut butter
  • 2 cups Ritz cracker crumbs (6 oz of Ritz crackers crushed with a rolling pin or heavy bottomed pot)
  • 2 cups confectioner’s sugar

Topping

  • 1 1/2 cups semi sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup smooth peanut butter

How to Make No Bake Peanut Butter Bars:

  1. Place the butter in a microwave safe bowl and microwave on High for 30 seconds.
  2. Pour the partially melted butter into a large mixing bowl.
  3. Add the peanut butter to the mixing bowl.
  4. Cream together the butter and peanut butter with an electric mixer until smooth.
  5. Add the Ritz cracker crumbs and confectioner’s sugar to the bowl.
  6. Continue mixing with the electric mixer until all of the ingredients are fully combined.
  7. Dump the mixture into a 9 x 13 inch baking dish and spread it out evenly.
  8. Pour the chocolate chips into a microwave safe bowl.
  9. Add the 1/4 cup of peanut butter to the bowl.
  10. Microwave on High for 45 seconds and stir well.
  11. If the chocolate chips are not completely melted microwave for an additional 30 seconds.
  12. Stir until the chocolate chips are completely melted.
  13. Pour the melted chocolate over the peanut butter mixture in the baking dish and spread it out evenly.
  14. Place the baking dish in the refrigerator and leave the peanut butter bars to chill for 2 hours.
  15. After 2 hours remove the pan from the fridge and slice into your desired size.
  16. Serve and enjoy!

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Yield: 9 x 13 inch pan

No Bake Peanut Butter Bars

No Bake Peanut Butter Bars are tasty treats with a peanut butter and Ritz cracker crumb base and topped with chocolate.

No Bake Peanut Butter Bars are tasty treats with a peanut butter and Ritz cracker crumb base and topped with chocolate.

Prep Time 20 minutes
Chill Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, salted
  • 1 cup smooth peanut butter
  • 2 cups Ritz cracker crumbs (6 oz of Ritz crackers crushed with a rolling pin or heavy bottomed pot)
  • 2 cups confectioner's sugar

Topping

  • 1 1/2 cups semi sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup smooth peanut butter

Instructions

  1. Place the butter in a microwave safe bowl and microwave on High for 30 seconds.
  2. Pour the partially melted butter into a large mixing bowl.
  3. Add the peanut butter to the mixing bowl.
  4. Cream together the butter and peanut butter with an electric mixer until smooth.
  5. Add the Ritz cracker crumbs and confectioner's sugar to the bowl.
  6. Continue mixing with the electric mixer until all of the ingredients are fully combined.
  7. Dump the mixture into a 9 x 13 inch baking dish and spread it out evenly.
  8. Pour the chocolate chips into a microwave safe bowl.
  9. Add the 1/4 cup of peanut butter to the bowl.
  10. Microwave on High for 45 seconds and stir well.
  11. If the chocolate chips are not completely melted microwave for an additional 30 seconds.
  12. Stir until the chocolate chips are completely melted.
  13. Pour the melted chocolate over the peanut butter mixture in the baking dish and spread it out evenly.
  14. Place the baking dish in the refrigerator and leave the peanut butter bars to chill for 2 hours.
  15. After 2 hours remove the pan from the fridge and slice into your desired size.
  16. Serve and enjoy!

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