No-bake chocolate peanut butter bars are a quick and easy, rich dessert for any occasion.
no bake chocolate peanut butter bars
These no-bake chocolate peanut butter bars with oatmeal and a thick chocolaty center are divine! They are so decadent, but so easy to make.
We love no bake cookies around here, all year long and for any occasion. They are perfect for a summer dessert since you don't have to turn on the oven, but just as yummy to add to your Christmas cookie trays.
The bottom and top layers are similar to the buttery oatmeal layers of these raspberry crumble bars, minus the flour and baking. A thick layer of chocolate and peanut butter rests between.
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ingredients and tools to make no-bake chocolate peanut butter bars with oatmeal
You only need 6 ingredients!
You'll first heat together salted butter with light brown sugar and pure vanilla extract. Combined with Quick, 1-minute oats, this makes the crust and topping.
Melt together semi-sweet chocolate chips and peanut butter for the center.
We recommend peanut butter that does NOT need stirring because of oil separation.
Here, I use an 8 x 8-inch square baking pan. You may use 9-inch, but your treats will be thinner.
For best results, instead of greasing the pan, I line the pan with non-stick foil. That way you can easily lift the bars from the pan to cut.
how to store your bars
Store the bars in an air-tight container at room temperature for 3 days, or in the refrigerator for a week. You may also freeze the bars for 3 months.