Bready or Not Original: No-Bake Peanut Butter Bars
This quick and easy microwave-based recipe uses most of a pound jar of peanut butter to whip up a whole casserole dish of delicious candy bars.
Course: Dessert, Snack
Keyword: chocolate, no bake, peanut butter
Author: Beth Cato
large microwave-safe bowl
2cupspeanut butter crunchy or smooth
1cupunsalted butter 2 sticks
2cupsgraham cracker crumbs
1 1/2cupschocolate chips semisweet, dark, milk, or a mix
1/4cuppeanut buttercrunchy or smooth
Line a 13x9 pan with foil and apply nonstick spray or butter.
In a large microwave-safe bowl, melt together the peanut butter and butter by zapping in short increments and stirring well between each pass. Once they mix together, stir in the graham cracker crumbs and confectioners' sugar. Spread the mixture into the prepared pan. Use a hands or maybe a piece of waxed paper and a heavy glass to compress the layer as much as possible.
Use the same microwave-safe bowl to bowl for the chocolate chips and peanut butter, again zapping in brief increments and stirring well between each burst. Once they can mix together smoothly, dump dollops atop the layer in the pan. Use an uneven spatula to even out the chocolate to the edges.
Chill in the fridge for at least 2 hours.
Use the foil to lift the contents onto a cutting board. Let sit for about 10 minutes, enough time to soften the chocolate so that it doesn't shatter when sliced. Use a long knife or sharp bench knife to cut bars. If desired, cut off edges first to produce neater pieces to share.
Store bars in a sealed container in the fridge with waxed paper between the layers. Keeps for days.