Recipe By Dawn DeMaster
Published Sep 30th
Prep - Cook - Additional - Ready In -
Servings 2 dozen Calories 587.9

No-bake peanut butter bars.

Recipe Ingredients

  • ½ cup butter
  • ½ cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups peanut butter
  • 2 ½ cups confectioners' sugar
  • 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Melt butter or margarine over low heat. Add sugars, peanut butter and vanilla. Mix well.
  2. 2 Press into a 9 x 13 inch pan.
  3. 3 Melt chocolate chips and spread over the top. Cool.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 587.9
  • Carbohydrate 60 g
  • Cholesterol 20.3 mg
  • Fat 37.8 g
  • Fiber 4.2 g
  • Protein 12.1 g
  • Saturated Fat 14.4 g
  • Sodium 257.8 mg
  • Sugar 52.6 g


  1. 5 stars times 10! Awesome recipe and so very easy. I actually doubled the recipe and made in a LARGE (much larger than 9x13) pan. I added a tbsp of butter to the chocolate as it melted to help keep it soft and easier to cut after cooled. I also highly suggest using a standing - Read more ...
  2. If you substitute powdered sugar for the brown sugar the grainy/gritty consistency doesn't occur. Also you can put half of the chocolate on the bottom of the pan and let set for a few minutes before adding the peanut butter mixture and then put the other half of the chocolate on top.
  3. When I was in elementary school (30+ years ago!) these were a favorite treat served with our school lunches. They were called Hollywood Squares. Somehow my mom snagged a copy of the cafeteria's recipe which is identical to this one EXCEPT it also calls for a 1/2 cup of sweet crumbs. For years, I left - Read more ...
  4. For easy cutting, line the pan with wax paper or foil. Leave about 1 inch over hang on the ends. Place ingredients inside, allow to set as directed. Remove from pan by edges of foil/paper and use a pizza cutter to cut into nice, smooth squares. We use this method with all desserts/bars that need - Read more ...
  5. Yummy! I softened the peanut butter in the microwave for easier mixing. Also great with white chocolate chips or milk chocolate:)
  6. I made these with my 7 year old son for a fun snowy day project and they turned out great! Soooo yummy....your diet doesn't stand a chance! LOL;) We did increase the chocolate just a tad because we like it a bit thicker but other than that we followed the recipe exactly. If you like - Read more ...
  7. These give me cafeteria lunch flashbacks! I haven't had these bars in YEARS but i've always wanted to make them. This recipe is really easy and "wicked good". all "taste testers" have loved them.
  8. What a great quick and easy recipe! My family just loved them. Next time I will cut back on the chocolate by 1/2 cup and use Milk Chocolate Chips instead. I am a chocolate lover but the Semi-Sweet chips made them alittle too rich.
  9. This recipe was richer than I was looking for. Very simple to make but unless you are taking the dish to a large gathering it will be hard to consume all of it.
  10. Very easy to make and everyone loved them. A pain to cut into squares, with the chocolate cracking very easily. Can get quite messy and frustrating. Suggest spooning peanut butter mixture into small muffin tins or small paper cups, then spoon melted chocolate over. This eliminated the need for cutting.