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No Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars

No Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars

No Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars from www.seasonedsprinkles.com

You guys. It’s here. The holidays are here. They aren’t just coming. Nope, Thanksgiving has come and gone and they are so here.

No Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars

No Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars

Fa la la la la la la la la.

I’m totally in the spirit. I know, I know, shocker right? I just can’t help myself. All my favorite things are jam packed into this time of year.  Like these no bake chocolate peanut butter bars.

No Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars

No Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars

I used to make these in chocolate peanut butter ball form. Back in the day before I had the Goose. You know back when I was more likely to make cookies than I was to make salted caramel chocolate chip butter bars. These days, making peanut butter balls seems so much harder than making peanut butter balls. The prep is almost exactly the same, except you don’t have to roll the peanut butter mixture into little balls. Nope you just press the peanut butter mixture into a baking dish lined with wax paper.

No Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars

Press the peanut butter mix into a baking dish

Then you pour on the chocolate ganache mix and boom. Into the fridge it goes to set.

No Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars

Chocolate Chips for the Ganache

Then just sprinkle with sprinkles if that’s your jam, and obviously you know its mine and cut into bars.

No Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars

Add the hot cream to the chocolate chips and stir

So much easier. Plus, there’s something about a brownie sized peanut butter bar that makes me able to wait until dessert to eat it. When I make peanut butter balls, I just have NO self control. NONE. In years past, I’d wake up, go to the kitchen and pop a peanut butter ball or five into my mouth on the way to make my coffee.

No Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars

No Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars

Then I’d repeat that all day long. Minus the coffee part.

With the bars, I’m less likely to snack on them all day but really enjoy one as an indulgence. And let me tell you this is an indulgence I feel good about.

No Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars

No Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars

These no bake chocolate peanut butter bars are doing something good besides being delicious and providing amazing holiday food. They are made with butter that comes from Real California Milk. Why does that matter? Because when you spot the Real California Milk seal and snap a photo of the seal and upload it to Facebook or Instagram using #SealsforGood in the tags between now and December 31, Real California Milk will donate $5 to the Great American Milk Drive. The Great American Milk Drive is currently using the donations collected to help raise up to $10k to aid relief efforts for those in Florida and Texas who were affected by Hurricane Irma and Hurricane Harvey. They have also expanded their relief efforts to raise $20k for the residents of California who were affected by the devastation of the recent wildfires.

No Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars

No Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars

If that’s not something to feel good about doing this holiday season along with making these easiest ever no bake peanut butter bars, then I don’t know what is. So when you are out doing your shopping for presents and obviously peanut butter bar ingredients, make sure to snap the seal for good.

No Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars

No Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars

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No Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars

No Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars


  • Author: Seasoned Sprinkles
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 12 bars 1x

Description

Easy no bake chocolate peanut butter bars make a perfect easy holiday or any time of year treat.


Ingredients

Scale
  • 1 1/2 cups of creamy peanut butter
  • 1 stick (half cup) of melted unsalted butter
  • 3 cups of powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp of vanilla

For the ganache

  • 1 cup of semi sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup of heavy cream

optional

  • sprinkles

Instructions

  1. Line an 8×8 baking dish with wax paper. Set aside.
  2. Add 1 stick of melted butter, 1 and a half cups of creamy peanut butter, 3 cups of powdered sugar, and 1 tsp of vanilla to a stand mixer and mix until the peanut butter mix comes together into a soft semi solid state. Press the mix into the bottom of the prepared baking dish.
  3. Pour 1 cup of heavy cream into a small sauce pan and heat on medium heat until the edges of the cream begin to gently bubble. Meanwhile pour 1 cup of chocolate chips into a heat safe bowl. When the cream bubbles around the edges pour the cream into the bowl with the chocolate chips. Let the chocolate cream mix stand for 1 minute. Then stir thoroughly to combine. Keep stirring until the mixture is smooth. Pour the mix over the peanut butter mix. Let set in the fridge for at least two hours but up to overnight before cutting into squares. Sprinkle with sprinkles if desired.

Notes

*Make sure to use regular peanut butter, not natural peanut butter as the bars won’t set properly.

  • Category: dessert
  • Cuisine: American

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 bar

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Ashley @ Big Flavors from a Tiny Kitchen

Sunday 17th of December 2017

I love the sparkly toping on these - it makes them look so festive!

Ressa

Monday 11th of December 2017

Yum, that looks like an amazing recipe! I need to try that for the upcoming holidays! :)

Kortney

Monday 11th of December 2017

I bet you could make this using a nut butter alternative and it would be just as tasty!

jfletcher

Friday 12th of January 2018

I bet you could!

Kelly @ A Girl Worth Saving

Friday 8th of December 2017

This looks DANGEROUSLY GOOD. I don't even have to bake it which makes it even more tempting.

Victoria

Friday 8th of December 2017

These look like the perfect snack to have with a cup of coffee! I think I would end up eating all of them in one day because I drink A LOT of coffee. Whoops.

jfletcher

Friday 12th of January 2018

Um.... we might be internet besties now. Because all I do all day long is drink so much coffee.

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