No-Bake Peanut Butter Bars are so delicious and satisfying that if you keep a few of these in the freezer they will put an end to those peanut butter cravings once and for all! These Peanut Butter Bars are topped with a delicious layer of chocolate that makes them taste just like a peanut butter cup. But unlike store bought, these peanut butter bars use only six ingredients. And, like some of my other favorite dessert recipes, there is no baking involved.
I have to admit that once in awhile, I need to indulge myself with a decadent treat. And to me, nothing tastes better than a chocolaty, peanut filled snack. A friend of mine from Australia once told me that Americans are obsessed with Peanut Butter, but here in Japan they love it too. In fact, I just read this article about how people in the UK love it as well. Admittedly, peanut butter is not as widely eaten in Japan, but it is growing in popularity due to its great taste and awesome health benefits.
The peanut butter in these bars is loaded with graham crackers and powdered sugar which all makes the peanut butter sweeter than plain ground peanuts, much more similar to a Japanese treat known as “peanut butter cream.” This is a whipped peanut butter spread and much more commonly found in Japan than organic peanut butters.
No-Bake Peanut Butter Bars will satisfy those urges for peanut butter and chocolate, but they are definitely not a health food, so be sure to enjoy them in moderation. I usually make a pan, cut it into bars, and keep them in the freezer until ready to eat. The freezer keeps them fresh and crispy, and you can have a bar close at hand when you are looking for the perfect treat.
So the next time you want to indulge your peanut butter cravings, give this recipe a try and let me know what you think in the comments section, below.