Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars

Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars

These Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars are a homemade, all-natural no-bake confection with a layer of creamy, sweet peanut butter topped with chocolate. This recipe is also known by other names such as: “peanut butter buckeye bars”, “lunch-lady peanut butter bars,” or “no-bake peanut butter bars.”

Vintage inspiration: from my grandmother’s wooden box of hand-typed recipes.

Baker’s tips for Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars:

Crush your own whole graham crackers:

Crush your own graham crackers fresh instead of buying them in a pre-ground box so they taste fresh. I use the Nabisco brand which doesn’t have as many chemicals, artificial flavoring, or high fructose corn syrup as some other leading brands. If you need these to be gluten-free use gluten-free graham crackers or I've used crushed Rice Krispies .


The recipe calls for semi-sweet chocolate chips, but depending on how you sweet or dark you like your chocolate you can use milk or dark chocolate chips. I like to use a combination of semi-sweet and milk chocolate chips. For the best flavor, use chocolate chips that do not contain artificial ingredients. The easiest way to melt chocolate chips is in the microwave by placing half of the chocolate into a glass bowl and microwave for 30-seconds. Then add an additional half of the chocolate and continue to melt in 30-second increments until it is all melted and smooth.

Use high-quality peanut butter, or grind your own:

Use a combination of chunky and creamy peanut butter to give a little more texture into the base. Be sure to use an-all natural peanut butter that doesn’t contain high fructose corn syrup. You can easily make your own homemade peanut butter from fresh roasted, salted peanuts in which you just place in food processor and blend until creamy.

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