There are very few things I would wade into cold water for...these No-Bake Peanut Butter Bars are quite possibly the thing that would motivate me to do so. I'm slightly embarrassed to tell you how simple these are to make. You most likely have everything in your pantry and fridge to whip up a batch. I made these last week for a group of friends and out of the entire tray there was nary a crumb left! So if you happen like the combination of peanut butter and chocolate (and honesty who doesn't?) then these might just become your next favorite. They are quick and easy and even better you don't even have to turn on the oven.-s
No-Bake Peanut Butter Bars
2 sticks salted butter, softened, plus more for greasing the pana
1 cup chunky peanut butter
2 cups powdered sugar
1-12 ounce box vanilla wafers, crushed
1-12 ounce bag mini semisweet chocolate chips
2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
1/2 chopped peanuts
For the filling: Grease a 9 x 13 inch pan with some butter
Using a stand mixer, mix together the butter, and chunky peanut butter until smooth. Stir in the sugar one cup at a time.
Add the vanilla wafers crumbs and mini chocolate chips to the peanut butter mixture. Spread it evenly into the buttered pan and set aside.
For the frosting: Using a double boiler, melt the chocolate chips and creamy peanut butter. Allow to cool for a couple minutes, then pour over the base. Spread frosting out evenly and sprinkle over the chopped peanuts. Refrigerate for at least 1 hours, then cut into 20 bars.
Recipe courtesy of Ree Drummond