Angeline and I are huge fans of Reese's Peanut Butter cups, but I try to keep candy out of the house as much as possible since I've lost this weight. When we get the urge for a peanut butter cup, I have been whipping up a small batch of this no bake peanut butter bars recipe and it always hits the spot!
The peanut butter mixture is soft and creamy, just a little lighter than the peanut butter filling in Reese's Peanut Butter Cups! And you can alter this no bake peanut butter bars recipe each time you make it by using different peanut butters and alternating the milk chocolate chips with dark chocolate, bittersweet chocolate - the possibilities are endless!
No Bake Peanut Butter Bars Recipe
1 cup melted butter
2 cups Ritz crackers, smashed into crumbs
2 cups confectioners’ sugar
1½ cups peanut butter
¼ cup peanut butter
2 cups milk chocolate chips
Combine your butter, cracker crumbs, sugar and 1 ½ cup peanut butter in a large bowl and beat at medium speed until the mixture is creamy and smooth. Pour into a 9×13 baking dish and set aside while you make the topping.
Combine ¼ cup peanut butter and the milk chocolate chips in a microwave-safe glass bowl, and cook in 45 second increments, stirring between each increment, for about 2 minutes. Do not over cook the chocolate, as once you burn chocolate, there is no going back!
Pour on top of your peanut butter mixture in the banking dish and swirl with a toothpick until you reach your desired pattern.
Refrigerate for a few hours until your peanut butter bars are set. Once chilled and firm, cut into bars before serving.