Superb No Bake Peanut Butter Cup Bars

These no bake peanut butter cup bars are thin and crispy with a hard chocolate topping! It is hard not to eat the whole pan! My mom made these all the time when I was a kid! Makes a 9×13 baking dish of homemade peanut butter cups and serves about 24 people. This peanut butter cups recipe is 254.25 kcal per serving. Natural peanut butter works in this recipe, unlike most dessert recipes!

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no bake peanut butter cup bars

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Variations of peanut butter squares:

  • more chocolate-this peanut butter chocolate chip bars recipe has a thinner layer of chocolate than peanut butter layer. If you wanted to make a more thick chocolate layer, then you could double the chocolate topping part. This may require more freezer time though.
  • smaller pan-if you wanted to make each part of the peanut butter bars thicker, opting for an 8 x 8 pan instead of a 9 x 13 pan could also be an option.

Favorite ingredient brands for this no bake peanut butter bars recipe:

*butter-stick butter
*graham crackers-Honey Maid
*peanut butter-Jif original or natural seem to both work for this recipe. Click here to learn more about the differences between original and natural peanut butter.
*powdered sugar- provides sweetness and helps the peanut butter not be so sticky
*chocolate chips-for the chocolate part

no bake peanut butter cup bars

Steps to make peanut butter cup bars without oatmeal:

  • crush graham crackers-I usually put my graham crackers in a gallon ziplock bag and roll over them with a rolling pin. I find that this method crushes them the fastest and the finest. A food processor would also work good too.
  • stir together all ingredients except chocolate chips into a large bowl-pat mixture down into a 9 x 13 baking dish
  • melt chocolate chips-place this mixture on top of peanut butter mixture in pan
  • freeze

How to store homemade Reese’s peanut butter cups:

  • fridge-store this chocolate peanut butter reese’s chocolate recipe in an air tight container in the refrigerator for up to one week
  • freezer-this reese cups recipe can also be stored in the freezer until ready for serving. I would recommend allowing it to thaw for a few minutes before trying to serve in order to get them out an easier way.
no bake peanut butter cup bars

No Bake Peanut Butter Cup Bars

These no bake peanut butter cup bars are thin and crispy with a hard chocolate topping! No need to heat up your oven for these peanut butter cup bars without oatmeal. Even if you do not like peanut butter, you will still like these homemade Reese's peanut butter cups.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 mins
Chill Time 6 hrs
Total Time 6 hrs 5 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 24 bars
Calories 254.25 kcal

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9 x 13 baking dish
measuring cups
large glass bowl


  • 1 cup 2 sticks melted butter
  • 2 cups Graham crackers crushed
  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 cups chocolate chips melted


  • Stir together every ingredient except the chocolate chips in a big bowl. Pat down this mixture into a 9x13 baking dish.
  • Pour melted chocolate over top Graham cracker mixture. Chill for 6 hours. Cut into squares and serve the No Bake Peanut Butter Cup Bars.


Calories: 254.25kcal

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  1. 5 stars
    This is one of my favorite desserts. I would definitely recommend it for anyone who loves Reeces and wants to make their own version at home. They are easy to make and I look forward to them.

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