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Homemade Reese's Bars stacked on a white plate on a red and white checked napkin

Homemade Reese’s Bars

These Homemade Reese’s Bars will make you swoon if you love Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups!  These are perfect for holidays, when it’s too hot to turn on the oven or anytime you have a peanut butter craving. They will be gone before you know it!

Homemade Reese's Bars stacked on a white plate on a red and white checked napkin

Homemade Reese’s Bars

Do you adore the chocolate peanut butter combination? Are you a Reese’s fan? Two out of three of my children must have pb cups in their stockings and Easter baskets (yes, I still buy my grown kids holiday treats!). And though I’ve only eaten one courtesy bite of a peanut butter sandwich at age 6 (I was not a fan), I cannot resist peanut butter sweets.

Well neither can Danielle, my foodie friend who writes the blog Hugs and Cookies XOXO. She has adapted my version of these bars (as well as using other sources) to make them even more divine. Doubling the filling was genius! So for this month’s Two Sweetie Pies, I had to whip up her new and improved recipe for these Chocolate Topped Peanut Butter Bars.

Homemade Reese's Bars stacked on a small white round plate

Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars

I cut up these easy to make, irresistible chocolate peanut butter bars and took them to two events. I was not surprised that these were the first to fly off my goodie trays. There’s something about Reese’s fans–they cannot get enough of this sublime combination.

And the bonus is that these Homemade Reese’s Bars are no bake. Just mix butter, graham cracker crumbs, powdered sugar and peanut butter and pat into a pan. Then top with a simple mixture of melted chocolate and a touch of oil. That’s it! There’s no excuse not to make these for the Reese’s lovers in your life! Thanks, Danielle, for another marvelous recipe!!!

PRO-Tip: Cut your bars with a hot dry knife. The heat will help the knife glide right through the chocolate topping. This works best if you chill your bars first. See my post on How to Cut Perfect Bar Cookies for more tips.

Two Sweetie Pies

On the second Monday of each month, Danielle and I cook up something from each other’s blog. Every treat I pull from her blog is a show stopper…I never have to worry whether we’ll like it or not. We always do!

Check out Danielle’s social media sites!

Hugs & Cookies XOXO



Homemade Reese's Bars on a white round plate with peanut garnish


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Homemade Reese’s Bars

A homemade version of the classic Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup in bar form. Recipe courtesy of Hugs and Cookies XOXO

  • Author: Liz Berg
  • Prep Time: 30 mins
  • Total Time: 30 mins
  • Yield: 16 bars 1x
  • Category: Dessert, Bar Cookies
  • Method: No-Bake
  • Cuisine: American


  • 12 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 2 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 cup smooth peanut butter
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 teaspoon vegetable oil


  1. 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. Melt chocolate chips and oil together in microwave, stirring every 30 seconds or so, till smooth. Spread over top of peanut butter layer. Refrigerate at least an hour before cutting.
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37 comments on “Homemade Reese’s Bars”

  1. Reese’s are my favorite, these bars look divine!

  2. You make the prettiest bars, Liz 🙂 I adore Reese’s and they sound even better in bar form! So delicious!

  3. Yum, and peanut butter makes them good for breakfast too! …Right?:@)

  4. Oh yummy! I would finish them all 🙂

  5. What a great party treats, Liz! Bet they’re a classic favourite!

  6. I am sure you wont be surprised if I say i have never even heard of Reese’s since its not sold here. But i would love to try them. They sound fantastic.

  7. I cannot keep my hands off of peanut butter and chocolate desserts. These look fantastic! No wonder they were the first to go.

  8. These sound delicious! My husband loves reeses and never say no to that. These bars totally won his heart!

  9. Reeses peanut butter cups are my fave. . were my fave as a kid and into adulthood. . I should not be looking at these gorgeous treats right now because I started a cleanse today .. ugh what was I thinking?!

  10. I can’t pass up a peanut butter and chocolate recipe, especially a no bake one! Pinned! 🙂

  11. OMGeeee they are soooo easy to make too! Pinning for later! This looks AWESOME!

  12. Talk about delicious! These look FANTASTIC! I am a sucker for all things peanut butter!

  13. You know that Lizzy!! yours Bars look amazing!!!!!

    (when have time see my sidebar I put my female dog Mouska! and some roses, I love roses!!

  14. I made them like this once and when I got them to this point I turned them over and drizzled chocolate on the other side as well. Mine were much smaller though. That way I can eat more than one. LOL

  15. Divinely decadent & peanut-buttery!! xx

  16. I totally love making a version of these for those last-minute dessert trays! No wonder they fly off the trays 😉 also, for the record, my parents also give me stocking stuffers–ahem–no PB cups though! maybe I should suggest that?

  17. yepp-I’m a pb/choc fan alright! These bars look SO rich and perfect and delicioussss

  18. Chocolate and peanut butter? Count me in!

  19. Oh yeah, Reese’s bars yummos! Love the tag: twosweetiepies 🙂

    Julie & Alesah
    Gourmet Getaways xx

  20. They look really inviting with the combo of chocolate and peanut butter!

  21. Simply damn delicious sweet bites!!!

  22. These look so divine Liz, I love how simple these treats are.

  23. Easy-to-make and the most delicious bars!!

  24. Holly molly! Who wouldn’t be thrilled to devour such scrumptious bars? Chocolate and peanut butter together make a winner combination.

  25. If I made a batch of these bars I wouldn’t leave them alone until they were gone. I don’t think there is a more delicious combination of flavors.

  26. Liz these bars looks divine ! I can’t start my résolutions with these delicious temptations !!

  27. I rarely buy candy bars like this but when I do it often is Reese’s. Love the pb and choco combo. These bars, improved on an already great recipe, looks so amazing – salivating now.

  28. Oh yes, I’ll have a box full. I have 2 large bottles of organic peanut butter, I need to make these soon. Perfect.

  29. Your reese’s bars should be sold, please say you will think about it! 😛

    Choc Chip Uru

  30. YES, I do love Reece’s Peanut Butter Cups! This bar recipe is a keeper! Peanut butter and chocolate together are always a hit!

  31. Did I read that right, Liz? At age 6 you took a bite of a PB sandwich and said no thank you? Well, this Reese’s and anything PB fan is grateful you’ve shared this yummy-in-a-hurry no-bake dessert! =)

  32. Double the peanut butter, double the deliciousness! Excellent choice, Liz!

  33. That is one generous helping of peanut butter. Love it!

  34. OMG those look delicious! I love all things peanut butter.

  35. Muah!!! They are delish!!! ((hugs))

  36. oh yeah cant go wrong with this easy recipe to share all summer long at parties! love it!

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