Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars {The Leftovers Club}

Nov 07

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Ever since participating in the potluck for Christy Jordan, I have become obsessed with all things Southern Plate. Maybe it’s because Facebook algorithms only show me updates from Southern Plate, or it could be because I am instantly hungry when she posts a new recipe :)

Exploring Christy’s site, I found these cafeteria no-bake chocolate peanut butter bars. I don’t think I had anything this tasty for dessert in my school cafeterias, but for those who did, lucky you!!!!!

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This month for The Leftovers Club, I was paired up with Elizabeth from In The Loop. From my stalking of her site, I think she went to Auburn– both our alma maters have the same colors, orange and blue, but Auburn has a slightly better football team than the mighty Bucknell Bison…

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  • 1 stick butter
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 cups peanut butter (I used smooth but chunky would work too)
  • 2 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 cups (or more...) semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • Prep time: about 10 minutes
  • Cook time: none!
  • Servings: 20 bars
  • Difficulty: easy


Put butter, brown sugar, vanilla, and peanut butter in a large microwave-safe bowl.

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Microwave 2 minutes. Mix well with a spatula until the mixture forms a dough and pulls away from the side of the bowl.

Transfer mixture to an ungreased 9 x 13 casserole dish and pat down the dough into the dish.

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Pour chocolate chips into another microwave-safe dish. Microwave in 30 second increments, stirring in between, until all the chocolate chips are melted.

Then pour chocolate chips over top the dough and spread chocolate.

Allow peanut butter bars to cool for about an hour. You can also refrigerate uncovered for about 15 minutes. Cut into squares.

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Comments: 58

  1. Elizabeth Nov 07 at 11:09 am Reply

    OH MY!!!! I am so excited about these. They arrived today – it is taking all I can do not to eat the entire thing!

  2. Shaina Nov 07 at 12:38 pm Reply

    You can never go wrong with chocolate and peanut butter!

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  4. Faye Nov 07 at 5:30 pm Reply

    Yummy!! I love chocolate and peanut butter. Winning combo!!

  5. sandra Nov 08 at 10:53 am Reply

    I remember a weird paste that was used to hold the tiles onto the ceiling of our school cafeteria – and we always thought it must be peanut butter – but no, we did not have these served to us. Pity.

  6. Ruthy @ Omeletta Nov 08 at 5:18 pm Reply

    Seriously, sign me up for ANYTHING no-bake, especially with chocolate and peanut butter. Lucky lucky Elizabeth!

  7. Joanne Nov 11 at 7:25 am Reply

    These are NO BAKE?! Which makes them all the more dangerous because they can be thrown together more quickly. Definitely making these with caution. And on an empty stomach.

  8. Laura Nov 19 at 1:47 am Reply

    LOVE treats like these! My only problem is I cannot stop eating them!

    • Elizabeth Nov 19 at 12:13 pm Reply

      Thanks Laura!

  9. Hi Elizabeth,
    I’m Glad to find your blog and like the recipe you have shared. It look to me yummy and delicious. Would like to say Thank you for sharing with us.

    • Elizabeth Dec 02 at 9:21 am Reply

      Thanks for stopping by!!! :)

  10. christine luken Jan 16 at 4:43 pm Reply

    LOVE, love. love peanut butter and chocolate together!

  11. Jennifer B Jan 16 at 5:38 pm Reply

    Anything with peanut butter and chocolate sounds good to me! Looks yummy!

  12. erica Jan 16 at 6:36 pm Reply

    Chocolate and peanut butter are my favorite together!

  13. Heather Lawrence Jan 16 at 7:11 pm Reply

    Oh my!
    That looks amazing.
    Are there any Canadian bloggers in your group?
    I would love to hear more about this!

    • Elizabeth@ Food Ramblings Jan 17 at 9:04 am Reply

      There aren’t currently, BUT I would love to chat with you more! We would just need to figure out shipping. PLEASE email me!

  14. Pam Jan 16 at 7:16 pm Reply

    Peanut butter and chocolate are meant to be eaten together. I’m making this recipe as soon as I can eat sweets again!

  15. Angela Jan 16 at 7:58 pm Reply

    You had me at chocolate, then again at peanut butter. I cannot imagine a better combination!

  16. Chocolate and peanut butter are winning combo in any form!

  17. trisha Jan 16 at 9:20 pm Reply

    Yum! I dont think you can lose on this type of recipe…at all!

  18. Rebekah Jan 16 at 9:39 pm Reply

    I too am a chocolate/peanut butter fanatic and these bars look way too good. I better not make them because I would eat them all!

  19. Brittnei Jan 16 at 10:53 pm Reply

    I’m not going to lie. …I totally see why you get hungry whenever you see a recipe. These look amazingly good! Thanks for sharing this with us!

  20. Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell Jan 17 at 12:25 am Reply

    Those look sinfully delicious! That topping is especially inviting.

  21. katherine Jan 17 at 1:45 am Reply

    Oh I would love to try these out! And no bake is awesome!

  22. Danielle Jan 17 at 2:51 am Reply

    All I had to do was read the title before my mouth started watering… definitel bookmarking this!

  23. Jessica Harlow Jan 17 at 7:06 am Reply

    What a great way to try new dishes! I would love to be the recipient of those Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars!

  24. Amy Desrosiers Jan 17 at 8:24 am Reply

    I love trying new sweet treats! These days they need to all be gluten free though!

  25. Danielle @ We Have It All Jan 17 at 8:27 am Reply

    That looks so so yummy, I could go for some right now with my coffee!! I’ll need to pin this so I don’t lose it!

  26. brett Jan 17 at 9:17 am Reply

    oh gosh, this looks AMAZING. and so simple to do!

  27. Debbie Denny Jan 17 at 9:28 am Reply

    Great combination in my book anytime!

  28. Dawn Jan 17 at 1:32 pm Reply

    Who doesn’t love chocolate and peanut butter together? Yum!

    • Elizabeth Jan 17 at 3:25 pm Reply

      Thanks Dawn!!

  29. Shannah @ Just Us Four Jan 17 at 5:39 pm Reply

    Yummy! Any combination of chocolate and peanut butter together is a good one in my eyes.

  30. Mama to 5 BLessings Jan 17 at 9:57 pm Reply

    sounds awesome, our family would definitely enjoy this!

  31. Lisa Jan 17 at 10:10 pm Reply

    Those look so good. Can’t wait to try them!

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