Peanut Butter Bars are a delectable treat that marries the rich, nutty goodness of peanut butter with a sweet and chewy texture. These bars are a favorite among peanut butter enthusiasts, offering a convenient and satisfying way to enjoy this beloved flavor.

The foundation of Peanut Butter Bars typically involves a simple yet irresistible combination of ingredients. A buttery graham cracker or cookie crust forms the base, providing a delightful contrast to the creamy peanut butter layer that comes next. The peanut butter filling is often a luscious blend of smooth peanut butter, confectioners’ sugar, and butter, creating a decadent and velvety consistency.

What sets these bars apart is the versatility in their presentation. Some recipes include a layer of chocolate ganache on top, adding a luxurious touch that complements the nutty sweetness. Others incorporate chopped nuts, providing a crunchy element that enhances the overall texture.

Peanut Butter Bars are not just celebrated for their taste but also for their ease of preparation. They are a popular homemade treat, perfect for gatherings, potlucks, or as a delightful snack for any occasion. The bars can be cut into squares or rectangles, making them a convenient and shareable dessert option. Whether enjoyed as a lunchbox surprise, an afternoon pick-me-up, or a crowd-pleasing dessert, Peanut Butter Bars encapsulate the timeless appeal of peanut butter in a convenient and delicious form. With their irresistible combination of sweet and savory flavors, these bars continue to hold a special place in the hearts (and taste buds) of those who appreciate the classic pairing of peanut butter and sweetness.


  • 2 cups creamy peanut butter
  • ½ cup unsalted butter, softened (1 stick)
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 4-5 cups powdered sugar (start with 4 cups and add more if too wet)
  • 1 ½ cups chocolate chips
  • 1 teaspoon coconut oil
  • 2 tablespoons festive sprinkles (optional)


  1. Line an 8×8” or 9×9″ dish with parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl, add the peanut butter and softened butter. Blend on medium speed with an electric hand mixer until smooth. Alternatively, use the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment.
  3. Add the vanilla extract and salt to the peanut butter mixture and blend to combine.
  4. Gradually add the powdered sugar, mixing on low speed in between each addition. Scrape down the sides of the bowl as you add. Start with 4 cups, but you may need a little more if the peanut butter is too wet.
  5. Mix just until the sugar is incorporated, and the dough looks like large crumbles.
  6. Pour the dough into the prepared pan and press it down into an even layer. For an extra smooth top, place a piece of parchment paper or wax paper over the top and press the dough down until flat.
  7. In a medium microwave-safe bowl, add the chocolate chips and coconut oil. Heat for 30 seconds, then stir, and repeat for 2 other 30-second intervals, stirring between each interval.
  8. Pour the melted chocolate over the top of the peanut butter mixture and spread it out evenly.
  9. Top with sprinkles while the chocolate is still wet.
  10. Place the bars in the refrigerator for 20 minutes to set.
  11. Enjoy chilled or at room temperature.

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