Peanut Butter Pie Bars

No Bake Peanut Butter Pie Bars

These no bake Peanut Butter Pie Bars were a big hit in our house — and  when I tried to hide the last one from the rest of the family, I discovered that they’re fantastic frozen, too!

No Bake Peanut Butter Pie Bars

Peanut Butter Pie Bars are made for steamy summer nights!

I’ve been hitting the no bake bars pretty hard lately, I can still taste those tangy LEMON CRUNCH BARS and then there were the COOKIES AND CREAM COOKIE DOUGH BARS just before that, but it’s all in the name of culinary experimentation, and you guys are getting some great easy last minute dessert ideas to carry you through the upcoming season, so I don’t want to hear any complaints! Let’s face it, there are cake people, there are pie people, and there are bar people. I think it’s clear where I come down. I just don’t do fancy, glamorous desserts very often— but the flavor is what’s important, and these peanut butter pie bars have it all going on.

No Bake Peanut Butter Pie Bars

Peanut butter and chocolate make these no bake bars irresistible

You can’t go wrong when you combine two simple, classic flavors that everyone loves. These have a nice chocolate cookie crumb crust, and a fluffy creamy peanut butter topping. There is NO added sugar in the bars themselves so, while I can’t exactly call these light, they aren’t overly sweet. The chocolate sauce is just like Hershey’s Syrup, and so easy to make. Use it on ice cream, or to make chocolate milk, too.

Easy No Bake Peanut Butter Pie Bars with homemade chocolate syrup

No Bake Peanut Butter Pie Bars
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3.56 from 9 votes

No Bake Peanut Butter Pie Bars

These no bake Peanut Butter Pie Bars were a big hit in our house --- and  when I tried to hide the last one from the rest of the family, I discovered that they're fantastic frozen, too!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Yield 9 -12 servings
Author Sue Moran

Ingredients

crust

  • 1 1/2 cups chocolate cookie crumbs I used Nabisco Famous Wafers
  • 3/4 stick unsalted butter melted

topping

  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1/3 cup mini chocolate chips

chocolate sauce

  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Instructions

  • Lightly spray a 9x9 square baking dish and line it with parchment paper, leaving the ends to hang off the edges. This 'sling' will allow you to lift it out after chilling, for easier cutting. This step is optional.
  • Toss the crumbs with the melted butter until all the crumbs are completely and evenly saturated. Press them evenly into the bottom of the prepared pan.
  • Combine the peanut butter and the sweetened condensed milk in a bowl and microwave for about 30 seconds (to soften the peanut butter.) Blend the two together until smooth.
  • Whip the cream until stiff peaks form. Then gently blend in the peanut butter mixture. Keep folding in until no streaks are left.
  • Spread the mixture out onto the crust. Scatter the mini chips over the top and refrigerate for at least 2 hours.
  • Serve drizzled with the chocolate sauce.
  • Store the bars in the refrigerator. They are also good frozen.
  • To make the chocolate syrup, Put the water, sugar, and cocoa powder in a sauce pan and gradually bring to a boil, stirring to dissolve everything. Let the sauce boil gently for several minutes until it just starts to thicken. Take off the heat and stir in the vanilla. The sauce will thicken further as it cools. It will keep in the refrigerator for a month.
The nutritional information for recipes on this site is provided as a courtesy and although theviewfromgreatisland.com tries to provide accurate nutritional information, these figures are only estimates.

notes:

  • I like NABISCO FAMOUS WAFERS for the best flavor in the crust, but they can be pricey. You could substitute any other chocolate cookie like Oreos, or chocolate graham crackers.
  • If your peanut butter and condensed milk  mixture is very stiff, add a little more milk to smooth it out.
  • If you have trouble blending the peanut butter mixture into the whipped cream, you don’t have to fold, you can beat it together. Just don’t beat too long or too hard or your cream will turn to butter.
  • Love peanut butter desserts? How about trying this AMISH PEANUT BUTTER PIE?

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  • Reply
    Carolyn G
    December 5, 2016 at 1:38 pm

    Anyone know the conversion to make a larger 9×13 pan size portion?

    • Reply
      Sue
      May 31, 2018 at 6:29 pm

      I think you’d be safe doubling the recipe, Carolyn.

  • Reply
    Susan
    April 3, 2016 at 6:51 am

    5 stars
    Deliciously dangerous! I know two little boys and one big one who would love them!

  • Reply
    [email protected]'s Recipes
    March 31, 2016 at 11:30 am

    Peanut butter and chocolate are a dream team, ain’t they? These bars look luscious and very tempting!

  • Reply
    grace
    March 31, 2016 at 5:31 am

    luscious! i’d take that peanut butter filling just in a bowl!

    • Reply
      Sue
      March 31, 2016 at 11:12 am

      It’s dangerous…

  • Reply
    Allen
    March 31, 2016 at 1:42 am

    Oh, this looks so good! God bless you and yours. In Christ, Allen.

  • Reply
    Laura (Tutti Dolci)
    March 30, 2016 at 11:10 pm

    What fabulous bars, I know I would need to stash these away in the depths of the freezer and try my best to forget about them!

  • Reply
    Sara
    March 30, 2016 at 6:56 pm

    You can never go wrong with chocolate and peanut butter and I LOVE that they’re no bake, a perfect project to do with the kids!

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