No bake chocolate and Peanut butter bars

Non-peanut butter lovers look away now please, because these no-bake chocolate peanut butter bars are alllllll ’bout that butter!

After my fascination with no-bake cheese cakes, and blonde brownies, these have made a permanent home in my heart! These bars are made with a smooth and silky chocolate layer over a thick and equally smooth peanut butter crumb layer. And both of them together just take you to that “ummmmmm aaaaaaa” zone, where you can forget all the worries of the world

I usually write long and lengthy posts explaining to you how everything works and how to fix problems that you might run into but these Chocolate and Peanut butter bars are soooooo forgiving that even if you get something wrong, they will still set and still taste amazing!!! (provided that you are a peanut butter fan of course)

2 small plates with 2 pieces of chocolate peanut butters bars each and a spoon in each plate. A baking tray containing remaning chocolate peanut butter bar shows from the top left corner. everything is place on a blue background

Quick steps to make these delicious bars

So you literally only need 5 ingredients to pull these bars off! There’s obviously chocolate and peanut butter. Then there is cream and biscuit crumb for texture, and honey for sweetener.

top view of all the ingredients needed to make the bars

You will also need a 9 by 9 inch pan to set your bars in. I prefer lining the pan with parchment paper so that I can remove the bars easily later.

a square baking pan lined with a parchment paper (top view)

Peanut butter layer of the bar

For the peanut butter layer I used sweetened commercially produced smooth peanut butter. I feel like this bar is super decadent and smooth so chunky peanut butter is a no-go for me. But if you like a little crunch in your bars, go ahead with the chunk.

top view of an orange measuring cup with peanut butter filled to the top
Peanut butter

Heat up the peanut butter in the microwave to get it in a more liquid-y state. And on the other side use a food processor to crush all the digestive biscuit into crumbs. For this layer I used peanut butter, cream, sugar and biscuit. You can skip the sugar if you want. I mixed everything together and tossed them on to the baking pan.

Make sure you press the crumbs down nicely along the edges evenly.

the biscuit layer all set in the square baking pan lined with parchment paper

Chocolate layer of the bar

I looooove how this recipe doesn’t need any stove use. Keep the cream and honey in the microwave for 30 secs and mix well. Keep it for another 30 secs and add in your chocolate. Mix your chocolate with a spatula. If it doesn’t mix well anymore, and the ganache seems to have cooled down, keep it in the micro for another 30 secs

IMPORTANT! Keeping your ganache or cream in the micro for longer than 30 sec increments may cause it to burn from the edges. So it’s important to only keep the ganache in the micro for 30 secs at a time.

Once you get a nice smooth mix, pour it onto the peanut butter layer, spreading it out evenly with your spatula. Now you can opt for a nice texture on the top or keep as is.

a creamy chocolate ganache ready in a white plastic bowl for chocolate peanut butter bars

I like to melt 1 tbsp of peanut butter in the microwave and drizzle it all over the chocolate in a random fashion. I then use a tooth pick to create a swirl-like pattern on top! Perfect picture!

a top view of an un-set chocolate peanut butter bar dish in a square baking pan with peanut butter swirls on top.

Setting time

Refrigerate the bar after all the swirling action. The bar sets quite nicely within 2 hours in the fridge. You can also chuck in the freezer for 20 mins if you can’t wait for that long (wink wink).

Tip: Use a hot knife to cut the bars to get clean smooth edges.
a partial view of a square baking tray lined with parchment paper. It has a few chocolate peanut butters bars on it and one piece with a bite taken. there is a partial view of a knife that has been used to cut the bars. the background is light blue

These bars can last for up to 2 weeks in the fridge and up-to 3 months in the freezer.

Recipe for No-Bake Chocolate & Peanut butter bars

Chocolate and peanut butter bar

Chocolate and peanut butter bar

Yield: 25
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Setting time: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours 20 minutes

A no-bake quick setting bar, made with a layer of peanut butter and biscuits, and another layer of chocolate and cream, which is soft, decadent and a non-guilty dessert option

Ingredients

Peanut butter layer

  • 1 cup of creamy peanut butter
  • 14 digestive biscuits or 2 cups of biscuit crumb
  • 2 tbsp of cream
  • A pinch of salt
  • 2 tbsp of brown sugar

Chocolate Ganache Layer

  • 150 gm of Cooking chocolate with 50% or above cocoa
  • 200 gm of cream (fresh or tin or tetrapak)
  • 2 tbsp of honey
  • A pinch of salt

Optional

  • 1 tsp of ground coffee mixed in 1 tsp of water.
  • 1 tsp of peanut butter for decor
  • A handful of chopped peanuts

Instructions

Peanut butter layer

  1. Line a parchment paper on a 9 by 9 inch square tray and spray some oil or butter on it.
  2. Process digestive biscuits in a food processor to make crumbs
  3. In a bowl, add peanut butter and heat it in the microwave for 60 secs or until liquid-ish in consistency.
  4. Add biscuit crumb in the peanut butter along with a pinch of salt, cream and some brown sugar to from a uniform mix.
  5. Drop the peanut biscuit mix into the prepared tray and use the back of the spoon to level it out. Set aside.
  6. In a bowl, add cream and honey, and microwave for 30 secs.
  7. Mix the honey and cream together and keep in the microwave again for another 30 secs.
  8. Add in chocolate and use a spatula to fold the chocolate in the cream as it melts. You can heat this mix for another 30 secs if all the chocolate hasn't melted yet.
  9. Add in the coffee mix along with some salt in the chocolate (optional step)
  10. Layer the chocolate ganache on top of the peanut crumb layer and spread around the tray evenly.
  11. In a small bowl, heat 1 tsp of peanut butter for 30 secs in the microwave and drizzle all over the chocolate unevenly. Use a toothpick to create a random swirly pattern of chocolate and peanut butter.
  12. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 25 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving:Calories: 259 Total Fat: 17g Saturated Fat: 6g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 9g Cholesterol: 13mg Sodium: 208mg Carbohydrates: 24g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 2g Sugar: 11g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 5g

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Lovee itttt.. shall try soon