No Bake White Chocolate Almond Butter Squares

No Bake White Chocolate Almond Butter Squares are a variation on the popular peanut butter and chocolate bars, but made with white chocolate and almond butter instead. This easy no bake dessert is a family favorite.

a stack of no bake white chocolate almond butter squares

White Chocolate Almond Butter Squares

The nice thing about these little bars is that you can make them up in a flash, no oven involved. The classic peanut butter and regular chocolate version is made the same way, so mix and match as you  please. These would be great topped with bittersweet chocolate. I had some almond butter on hand, and I love the look of melted white chocolate, so these were born.

I lined my pan with waxed paper so I could lift the whole thing out after it was set for easy cutting. You don’t have to.

no bake white chocolate almond butter squares, cut

The only tricky part to these is melting the white chocolate for the topping. White chocolate is much more temperamental than regular chocolate. There’s a lot of controversy about this in the food world. Some say you can’t use the microwave, only a double boiler, others say you can’t use chips because they don’t melt well. (They’re formulated to hold their shape when baked)
I used chips and the microwave—here’s how:  Put the chips in glass bowl or measuring cup and microwave on half power for just 30 seconds. Take out and stir, if they’re not completely melted, put them back in for 15 seconds, and keep repeating until completely melted. The chips are made to keep their shape, so they won’t look like they’re melting, but when you stir them they will.

This is a good one for kids and teens, they can whip it up after school using only the microwave for the butter and chocolate. You can do it by hand, but it’s even easier in the food processor.

These make good little gifts for the holidays, the chocolate is firm so they’ll stack and pack well.

a stack of white chocolate almond butter bars
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3.5 from 10 votes

White Chocolate Almond Butter Squares

No Bake White Chocolate Almond Butter Squares ~ a variation on the popular peanut butter and chocolate bars, this easy no bake dessert is a family favorite.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Yield 24 servings
Calories 292.39kcal
Author Sue Moran

Ingredients

  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 cup almond butter
  • 1 cup graham cracker crumbs (grind your own with 8 full crackers, or use the boxed kind)
  • 16 oz package of confectioner’s sugar

topping

  • 12 oz bag of white chocolate chips
  • 1 Tbsp butter or coconut oil

Instructions

  • In the bowl of a food processor put the crumbs, sugar and almond butter. Pour in the melted butter and process till smooth.
  • Spread it out in a 9×13 pan.
  • Melt the white chocolate and butter or coconut oil over a double boiler and spread it out over the nut butter layer. Work quickly because the chocolate starts to set up right away.
  • Let it set for an hour before cutting it into squares.

Cook’s notes

 
  • I halved the recipe and used an 8×8 pan.
  • Grinding your own graham cracker crumbs is easy and well worth it, the texture is finer and they’re fresher. Just use the mini processor. You can smash the crackers in a baggie as well, but the processing produces a better result.
  • Try white confectionary melting wafers for even easier melting.
  • No need to refrigerate these, they set up fine at room temperature. I refrigerated mine and they became too hard to cut easily. If you do refrigerate, cut them first, or let them sit out at room temperature for a while before slicing.
 

Nutrition

Calories: 292.39kcal | Carbohydrates: 31.85g | Protein: 3.09g | Fat: 17.9g | Saturated Fat: 7.95g | Sodium: 27.52mg | Fiber: 1.51g | Sugar: 28g
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  • Reply
    Rebecca
    January 3, 2018 at 7:20 am

    Do you use almond butter or fresh ground almonds? If I use fresh ground, do I add anything extra?

    • Reply
      Sue
      January 3, 2018 at 7:49 am

      I use readymade almond butter Rebecca, but you can grind almonds to make your own, and you don’t need to add anything extra except maybe a pinch of salt.

  • Reply
    Caz
    April 9, 2015 at 4:00 am

    I just want to know if anyone has made this, and if so, how they turned out??

  • Reply
    Sue
    August 22, 2013 at 10:00 am

    Should be fine — let me know how they turn out!

  • Reply
    Paula
    November 22, 2011 at 2:38 pm

    Can you recommend a substitute for graham crackers? They are not available in Austria. Would McVities Digestive work?

  • Reply
    Magnolia Verandah
    November 17, 2011 at 10:43 am

    Yum yum – must make them to take to a friends house on the weekend.

  • Reply
    Britne @ Shabbott's Habits
    November 16, 2011 at 7:06 pm

    Oh these look amazing! Almond butter is one of my favorite ingredients. Have you ever tried any other ingredient to bind the bottom layer together? I was just thinking how I might cut down on the butter.

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