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Better Than Reese’s Peanut Butter Bars

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 These Better Than Reese’s Peanut Butter Bars are totally irresistible!!! I promise, if you’re a Reese’s fan, you will be swooning with every bite.

  Better Than Reese's Peanut Butter Bars stacked on a white plate with shelled peanuts   

Peanut Butter Bars

When I first posted this recipe in 2010, I only used half the peanut butter layer ingredients. Delicious, of course, but I love to sink my teeth into a thick, decadent bar cookie. I tweaked the recipe and came up with these new and improved thicker peanut butter bars!

Better Than Reese's Peanut Butter Bars stacked on a small square white plate

Better Than Reese’s!

I first tasted these melt in your mouth gems at a neighborhood cookie exchange. I knew my two Reese’s fans at home would adore them as well. Such an easy, no-bake recipe for all you chocolate-peanut butter lovers. Growing up, I wasn’t a fan of peanut butter. That is, until my mom made what she called peanut butter bonbons, sometimes called Buckeyes. My sisters and I were instant fans and I found out that I actually could swoon over peanut butter.  These peanut butter bars will thrill any Reese’s fan, I promise!!Better Than Reese's Peanut Butter Bars | Easy No-Bake Bars that provide your Reese's fix!!!



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Better Than Reese's Peanut Butter Bars | Easy No-Bake Bars that provide your Reese's fix!!!

Better Than Reese’s Peanut Butter Bars

A no-bake chocolate and peanut butter treat that will satisfy your Reese’s cravings!

  • Author: Liz
  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Total Time: 20 mins
  • Yield: 16 bars 1x
  • Category: Dessert, No-Bake
  • Cuisine: American


Peanut Butter Layer:

  • 12 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 2 cup graham cracker crumbs
  • 2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 cup smooth peanut butter

Chocolate Topping:

  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 teaspoon vegetable oil


  1. Better Than Reese’s Peanut Butter Bars..adapted from a combination of recipes
  2. tablespoons butter, melted
  3. cup graham cracker crumbs
  4. cup powdered sugar
  5. /2 cup smooth peanut butter
  6. cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  7. teaspoon vegetable oil
  8. Combine butter, graham cracker crumbs, powdered sugar and peanut butter in medium bowl. When well combined, pat into a well greased 8 x 8 inch pan. Refrigerate while preparing topping.
  9. Melt chocolate chips and oil together in microwave, stirring every 30 seconds or so, till smooth. Spread over top of peanut butter layer.
  10. Refrigerate at least an hour before cutting.
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20 comments on “Better Than Reese’s Peanut Butter Bars”

  1. another wonderful recipe!!!

  2. Thanks, Kelly!

  3. Mmmm. Yum! These will be on the list for this week. The kids will love ’em.

  4. Lizzy……..OMG!!! Yum, I’m a Reese’s fan, please stop with all your recipes, I’m going to have to join WW soon. 🙂

  5. Lizzy … Alex will love this recipe! Peanut Butter and Chocolate – two of the best ingredients in the world (his logic)!

  6. Oh gosh, liz, my favorite combination, I’m a Reese’s cup freak anyway! I might do this this weekend for my friends at school on Monday. Thanks for posting.

  7. Patti, the first one is a bit hard to get out of the pan. I use an off-set spatula to get under each bar. Even if they’re not bakery perfect, they’re definitely tasty! Your school friends will be impressed!!!

  8. Lizzy, have you tried lining the pan with foil? You can hang the edges over the pan, pull it the foil out once it’s set, flatten out the foil and cut the bars. Or you could make them in disposable pans and cut the ends and flatten it too.

  9. Liz, OMG are you tryin’ to kill us here?!! I will make these this week — thinking they fit into high-protein Atkins-ish diet, right? lol Denial is also a river in Egypt and I won’t hear differently. BTW I have nearly the exact same granite, cabinets and pulls!

  10. You all make me laugh!!!

    Deanna, I knew I liked your taste!

  11. Jane, another friend recommended that non-stick foil…so maybe that’s the solution. Good to see you posting!!!

  12. Liz, You just keep turning out deliciousness~!~! We ALL would enjoy these. No wonder you are so do all the work and your family has all the fun~!

  13. On my list to make!

  14. OMG mouth is DROOOOOOOLING so hard right now! SO HARD – these look so so so so so so so good!

  15. This is one of my favorite combinations, the only problem is no self control when it comes to peanut butter and chocolate. Love these!!!

  16. All. That. peanut butter. I NEEEED these in my life as soon as possible!

  17. Oh! These bars look amazing! I want one right now!!

  18. I love reeses but I wish there was a recipe without so much sugar! They are good but just too sweet. Same amount of sugar as peanut butter. Hmmm.

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