Reeses peanut butter no-bake bars

Easy no-bake homemade reeses peanut butter bars!

I am so excited to share this recipe for reeses peanut butter no-bake bars with you. I can’t beleive I haven’t posted these already. They are a family favorite. I found this recipe in my grandma’s recipe box a couple years ago and have been making them ever since. I’m telling you… they taste pretty dang close to a reeses bar… but in my opinion BETTER! The best part? They take about five minutes to make and require absolutely no baking. YEA! Not to mention the chocolate peanut butter combo is amazing. My kind of recipe.

Reeses peanut butter no-bake bars


Easy no-bake homemade reeses peanut butter bars!

Reeses peanut butter no-bake bars

Ingredients

  • 1 cup salted butter (melted)
  • 2 cups keebler graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 3/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 (11 oz) bag milk chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Combine all ingredients, except chocolate chips in a medium sized bowl. Stir until the mixture is smooth and creamy.
  2. Pour peanut butter mixture into a 9x13 pan.
  3. Melt chocolate chips in the microwave (at 50% power) for 1-2 minutes. Stir chocolate and pour over the peanut butter mixture. Spread chocolate with a spatula. To even out chocolate, tap pan on the counter.
  4. Refrigerate bars for one hour. Cut while bars are still cool. Enjoy!
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Yummy! These are so good! Enjoy!

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Comments

  1. I have Celiac, so graham cracker crumbs are not an option. Do you think it would hold together enough without the crumbs? It looks SO yummy!

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    Jamielyn Reply:

    I think it would be too runny without the crumbs. Maybe you could try a gluten free cookie or cracker? Would love to hear how it goes.

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    Rhonda Reply:

    you can get gluten free graham crackers and gluten free graham cracker crumbs from Trader Joes or Whole foods- Ive used both for Smores and Cheesecakes. They are really good

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    Heather Reply:

    I am Gluten free also and really wanted to try this recipe. So I made it tonight and used cornflakes. Oh my goodness they were delicious. My Bro who is not Gluten Free loved them!

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    Jamielyn Reply:

    Yay! I’m glad to know these turned out well using cornflakes. Thanks for letting us know. :)

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    Janet Reply:

    If you can eat panko crumbs they should give you the same consistency as the graham cracker, You can even toast them in a pan over very low heat and a lil bit of butter to brown them just don’t walk away from the they brown quick.

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    Dorothy Reply:

    I make something very similar using powdered sugar instead of graham cracker crumbs.

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    Debby Reply:

    I use Gluten Free Graham Crackers, just pulse them thru the food processor …

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    Linda Reply:

    I combine peanut butter, margarine, and powdered sugar only. Chill and roll in balls and dip in melted chocolate and chill again. Really yummy with No crumbs.

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    Jamielyn Reply:

    Yum! That sounds delicious…I am going to have to give that a try! Thanks for the idea!

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    Jennifer Reply:

    Buckeyes! I love making them at Christmastime!

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    Vicky Kulak Reply:

    You can use Graham Style Crumbs by kinnikinnick foods they are gluten ,dairy and nut free .

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    Jamielyn Reply:

    Great idea, thanks Vicky! :)

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    Sally Reply:

    I too am celiac. You can buy gluten free graham type crackers made by Kinikinnic(sp). I used them to make smores and they weren’t too bad. Would probably be better in this since there is more flavor.

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    Jamielyn Reply:

    Thanks for your comment Sally! I’m sure a lot of people will check out those gluten free graham crackers!

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    posted by Medbie on February 18, 2013 at 11:24 am (#
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  2. This recipe brings back memories as it is the “Peanut Butter Square” that was served in Grade School! :) YUM!!

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    posted by Jess on February 18, 2013 at 11:34 am (#
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  3. I just made these tonight and they are awesome! They’re the first peanut butter chocolate thing I’ve ever made that really resembles PB cups… but, like you said, much better! Thanks for the recipe!

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    posted by Sara on February 18, 2013 at 6:30 pm (#
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  4. I just love all your recipes! I follow you on Pinterest. You have a great blog! So glad I found it.

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    posted by Leslie on February 19, 2013 at 4:47 am (#
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  5. My favorite candy bar….Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups….Delicious bars, especially since they are no-bake!! Thanks for the recipe!

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    Roy L Morris Reply:

    Got two packs of Reeses Peanut butter cups in my drawing, alway there for the enjoyment. I will give this recipe a try. Got 6 grandchildren living here, soooooooooo gonna make a big batch.

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    posted by Crystal on February 19, 2013 at 7:05 pm (#
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  6. THANK YOU FOR THIS RECIPE. I JUST MADE IT AN HOUR AGO AND I CAN SAY THIS IS BY FAR THE EASIEST NO BAKE BAR TO MAKE. I WILL BE WATCHING MY GRANDCHILDREN OVER THE WEEKEND AND MY GRANDSON WHO IS 1 1/2 YEARS OLD AND A VERY PICKY EATER AND STILL ONLY WEIGHS 20 LBS I’M HOPING HE WILL LIKE THIS ONE JUST TO GET THE PEANUT BUTTER IN HIM AND GRAHAM CRACKERS. IF HE LIKES IT, I’LL MAKE IT EVERY WEEK FOR HIM. JUST TO MAKE HIM EAT! MY GRANDAUGHTER LOVES EVERYTHING SO NO WORRIES THERE. PERSONALLY I’M NOT A BIG FAN OF PEANUTBUTTER, SO I WON’T BE A GOOD JUDGE OF THIS ONE.

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    Jamielyn Reply:

    So glad you enjoyed the recipe. They really are so easy to make! :)

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    posted by DEBORAH on April 4, 2013 at 10:52 pm (#
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  7. i made these yesterday and they’re AMAAAZING and super easy. I topped the chocolate with a small amount of fleur de sel before the chocolate set and it really kicked them over the top!

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    posted by Dorie on April 15, 2013 at 8:07 am (#
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  8. These look so good as soon as I can get all the ingredients together I am going to make these and share them. Thanks for tr recipe!

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    posted by Barbara on May 1, 2013 at 5:31 pm (#
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  9. looks yummy!

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    posted by connie belt on May 6, 2013 at 6:26 pm (#
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  10. I made these this week, and they are soooo good! I ran out of graham crackers, so the other cup was of bread crumbs I had in the pantry! They still turned out amazing. They were for my friends birthday and it was a hit. Thanks!

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    posted by Brook on May 9, 2013 at 10:49 am (#
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  11. Love these! Only I make them with carob chips, as my husband is allergic to chocolate. And as much as I love chocolate, I prefer these with carob.

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    posted by Becca on May 13, 2013 at 9:27 am (#
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  12. Just come across this can’t wait to try pb bars and other new recipes

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    posted by teresawaymire on May 31, 2013 at 7:43 pm (#
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  13. Is there a good way of melting the chocolate chips without using a microwave?

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    Jamielyn Reply:

    You could also use a double broiler. Hope that helps. :)

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    posted by Chris on June 1, 2013 at 1:58 pm (#
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  14. I just made these today and loved loved them. Especially the no-bake aspect! Is it alright if I feature them on my blog? I will link back to your original posting.

    http://www.cookieclinic.blogspot.com

    Thanks!

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    Jamielyn Reply:

    Hi Kelly! So glad you enjoyed them. They’re one of our favorites! Yes you can totally write about them. Just make sure to re-write the recipe in your own words and use your own picture with a link back to the original recipe. Thanks! :)

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    posted by Kelly on June 12, 2013 at 2:13 pm (#
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  15. These are great but when I make them the chocolate is separating from the graham cracker base when I cut them. Do you know why this would be happening?

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    Jamielyn Reply:

    Was the chocolate fresh? Also, try using a plastic knife when cutting them. It makes a nice smooth cut.

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    posted by Van on June 17, 2013 at 5:07 pm (#
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  16. have been making these for years a good tip is to into squars before you put in frig my recipe is a little different 1 cup p butter 1 cup butter 1/3 box gram crackers crushed 1 box conf sugar (not so much measuring )

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    posted by nancy on June 24, 2013 at 1:14 pm (#
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  17. I never commented! Wanted you to know…I am baking this today! WOW

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    Jamielyn Reply:

    Thanks for commenting! I hope the recipe turned out great for you! :)

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    posted by My Inner Chick on July 13, 2013 at 2:05 pm (#
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  18. Can these be made using margarine instead of butter?

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    Jamielyn Reply:

    Hi Laurie! Using margarine should work just fine! :) Hope you enjoy these!

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    posted by Laurie on August 18, 2013 at 9:34 am (#
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  19. This looks so yummy! Can’t wait to try it myself and blog about it. My niece has peanut allergies though. I was wondering if that part can be omitted or is there an alternative you can suggest?

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    RainbowJournal Reply:

    Ooops! Silly of me, the peanut butter is one of the main ingredients… LOL! So I guess, is there an alternative?

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    Jamielyn Reply:

    Maybe you could see if she can have almond butter or cookie butter, those should work great too! :)

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    RainbowJournal Reply:

    Thanks! :)

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    posted by RainbowJournal on September 11, 2013 at 3:08 pm (#
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  20. Hello there – I’m not sure if you know this, but I just saw this very recipe (and a few more of yours) posted with your photo and recipe on a facebook page. I am also a food blogger, and I and some others do our very best to protect our content. I just thought I would let you know in case you wanted to report it for copywrite infringement on facebook. https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.177021759135364.1073742650.120448741459333&type=1 Just an FYI – do with the information what you feel is appropriate. If anyone was posting my content, I would want to know.

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    Jamielyn Reply:

    Thanks for letting me know, I appreciate it! I’ll check it out! :)

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    posted by Constance Smith on October 15, 2013 at 4:31 pm (#
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  21. Just made these! So so easy and delicious!! Didn’t have 2 full cups of graham crackers so I did 1 cup of graham crackers, 1 cup of pretzel crumbs . Turned out great!

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    Jamielyn Reply:

    I love these Reeses bars, I’m so glad you enjoyed them too! Thanks for your comment Jessica! :)

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    posted by Jessica on November 10, 2013 at 2:39 pm (#
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  22. LOVE these! My kids love them too! Plan to make them for our swim team this week!!!

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    Jamielyn Reply:

    I hope you enjoy them! They are so YUMMY, I need to make them again soon!

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    posted by Lori on November 10, 2013 at 7:58 pm (#
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  23. Can you buy the crumbs or do you buy the crackers and smash them?

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    Jamielyn Reply:

    Hi Samantha! You can buy them or smash them, both ways work! The kind I used were Keebler graham cracker crumbs! :)

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    posted by Samantha on January 29, 2014 at 12:03 pm (#
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  24. I found your recipe on Pinterest and just had to try them out. Sure enough the whole family loved them. I was wondering if you would mind if I posted your recipe on my blog?

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    Jamielyn Reply:

    I’m glad your whole family loved them Cindy! Of course you can post it, just make sure to include a link back to my post! :)

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    posted by Cindy+Roy on July 22, 2014 at 11:43 pm (#
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