No Bake Dessert: Peanut Butter Bars

Prep Time25 mins
Total Time25 mins


  • 1 cup unsalted butter, melted 2 sticks
  • 2 cups animal cracker crumbs or vanilla wafers, graham crackers, etc
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups creamy peanut butter


  • 1/4 cup peanut butter
  • 10 oz semi-sweet chocolate chopped


  • In a mixer or a food processor, combine the first four ingredients until smooth. Spread into a 13×9 baking pan.
  • For the topping, melt the chocolate and peanut butter together in the microwave for 1 minute. Stir. If not completely melted you can heat in 10 second intervals until smooth. Spread over the top of the peanut butter layer.
  • Chill dessert in the refrigerator for about an hour, or in the freezer for 15 minutes. Cut into bars and serve.