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No-Bake Peanut Butter-Chocolate Squares


No-Bake Peanut Butter-Chocolate Squares Recipe No-Bake Peanut Butter-Chocolate Squares Recipe

This is one of those home recipes that emulates almost perfectly a store-bought treat: in this case, peanut butter cups. Our thanks to the late Sue Sulzer of Union, Maine, who sent us this recipe long ago.

At a glance

about 2 dozen squares


Choose your measure:

  • 1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 1 cup butter, melted
  • 2 1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1 cup peanut butter, crunchy or smooth
  • 1 cup chocolate chips


  1. In a large bowl, combine the graham cracker crumbs, butter, confectioners' sugar, and peanut butter. Mix until well combined.
  2. Spread the mixture in a lightly greased 9" x 13" pan. Chill in the refrigerator for approximately 10 minutes.
  3. While the peanut butter layer is chilling, melt the chocolate chips, in a microwave oven or in a double boiler on top of the stove. Spread the chocolate over the peanut butter.
  4. Cut the bars into squares, but leave them in the pan. Return them to the refrigerator to chill for at least 1 hour.
  5. Store well wrapped at cool room temperature for several days; freeze for longer storage.