No Bake Peanut Butter Bars

Five ingredients and ten minutes are all you need for these no bake peanut butter bars.  Grab one quick: this crowd-pleasing favorite will disappear before your eyes!

No Bake Peanut Butter Bars: Five ingredients and ten minutes are all you need for this crowd-pleasing favorite! {Bunsen Burner Bakery}

The simplest foods are so often the best, right?  Like these five ingredient no bake peanut butter bars.

These are both one of the easiest possible desserts I have ever made, and also one of my most frequently requested treats.

No Bake Peanut Butter Bars: Five ingredients and ten minutes are all you need for this crowd-pleasing favorite! {Bunsen Burner Bakery}

Do you have a 9×13-inch pan?  Do you have a microwave safe bowl and a microwave?  How about a mixing spoon?

Congratulations: you’re all set to make no bake peanut butter bars!

No Bake Peanut Butter Bars: Five ingredients and ten minutes are all you need for this crowd-pleasing favorite! {Bunsen Burner Bakery}

Hardly a party or event goes by when friends do not ask me to bring along a batch of peanut butter bars.  I am always happy to oblige because of the minimal effort involved.  I’m pretty sure I could make them in my sleep!

No Bake Peanut Butter Bars: Five ingredients and ten minutes are all you need for this crowd-pleasing favorite! {Bunsen Burner Bakery}

And yet despite how easy these are, they are so popular.  There are never any leftovers after a party!  Crowd pleasing and easy peasy?  Now that’s a winning dessert!

No Bake Peanut Butter Bars

Five ingredients and ten minutes are all you need for these no bake peanut butter bars.

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter or margarine
  • 2 cups confectioners sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 1 cup peanut butter, smooth or chunky
  • 12 ounces semi-sweet baking chocolate

Directions:

  1. Line a 9×13-inch baking pan with foil, with ends of foil extended over sides of pan.
  2. Melt butter in a large microwaveable bowl on high for 45 seconds, or until melted.  Add sugar, graham cracker crumbs, and peanut butter; mix well.  Spread into prepared pan.
  3. Melt chocolate in a double boiler or a glass bowl tightly set over barely simmering water (or in the microwave for 30 second increments), stirring until thoroughly melted.  Cool slightly, and pour over peanut butter mixture in pan.
  4. Cut partially through dessert to mark 48 squares.  Refrigerate 1 hour or until set.
  5. Lift from pan, using foil handles.  Run a knife under warm water, dry, and then cut all the way through dessert into squares.  Store in airtight container for up to 1 week – but I bet they won’t last that long!