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
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


  • 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


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


  • 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.


Calories: 292.39kcal | Carbohydrates: 31.85g | Protein: 3.09g | Fat: 17.9g | Saturated Fat: 7.95g | Sodium: 27.52mg | Fiber: 1.51g | Sugar: 28g
The nutritional information for recipes on this site is provided as a courtesy and although tries to provide accurate nutritional information, these figures are only estimates.

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  • Reply
    Sue/the view from great island
    November 15, 2011 at 12:49 am

    Mary and Sabrina—-thanks! I’m trying, but taking the photos is more work than the cooking!

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    Rachel @ Bakerita
    November 14, 2011 at 11:48 pm

    I’m a total fan of the regular version and have never considered switching it up!
    I’ll definitely be trying these out, sounds delicious.

  • Reply
    November 14, 2011 at 10:55 pm

    I love how easy this recipe is. These look deliciously dangerous!

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    Heather @
    November 14, 2011 at 8:55 pm

    I luvs me some almond butter…and these look fabulous. I’m gonna admit, I always cringe a bit when I see the melting of white chocolate in a recipe as I’ve had some bad experiences (and I swear, I’m careful…). I’d try it for these, though!! Yummmmm..

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    A Trifle Rushed
    November 14, 2011 at 8:27 pm

    Sue, these look so delicious, I’ll be trying them very soon. Thanks

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    A Bigger Closet
    November 14, 2011 at 7:54 pm

    Yum! What a great idea to make these for gifts, if they last long enough to make it out of the house. 😉

    PS – Turns out JC put several of the items – including the glimmer tee – back up to full price after they posted the sale last night. Ugh, right?

  • Reply
    November 14, 2011 at 7:47 pm

    I’m going to start gaining if I keep making these yummy desserts! 😀

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    Sabrina-eat.drink.and be merry.
    November 14, 2011 at 7:40 pm

    i love these flavors! and I love how easy it is!!! I agree with Mary..your photos are beautiful!!!!

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    From the Kitchen
    November 14, 2011 at 5:59 pm

    This contains a few of my favorite things. I have that same green pan which should insure success!


  • Reply
    November 14, 2011 at 5:26 pm

    These look wonderful. I ama fan of white chocolate and I know I’d love these. Your photos get better and better:-). Have a great day. Blessings…Mary

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