Salted Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars (No Bake!)

Easy No Bake Salted Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars - A Kitchen Addiction

I have discovered my new go-to dessert for this summer. . .salted chocolate peanut butter bars! They are super easy to make and don’t require the oven. Plus, they have that addicting salty sweet combination that makes it impossible to have just one piece!

Easy No Bake Salted Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars - A Kitchen Addiction

The base of these bars is a simple graham cracker crust. Just pulse everything together in a food processor (or by hand) and press into the bottom of a pan! The topping is a combination of creamy milk chocolate and peanut butter. You know how much I love dark chocolate over milk chocolate, but the sweetness and creaminess of the milk chocolate is the perfect fit for these bars! Dry roasted peanuts add crunch and a bit of saltiness.

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To top off these addicting bars, a bit of coarse sea salt is sprinkled on top of the chocolate bars. The sweet and salty combination is complete! If you’re looking for a quick and easy dessert for a Memorial Day weekend gathering, these bars are sure to be a hit. Plus, they don’t take much time to make, so you don’t have to stress about how you’re going to find time to fit everything in!

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Salted Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars (No Bake!)
Serves: 24
For the Crust
  • 12 whole graham cracker sheets, crushed
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • 6 tbsp butter, melted
For the Topping
  • 1 (11. oz) pkg milk chocolate chips
  • ½ C creamy peanut butter
  • ½ C dry roasted peanuts, chopped
  • coarse sea salt, for garnish
  1. Line an 8x8 inch baking dish with aluminum foil to that the edges hang over the side of the baking dish.
  2. In a food processor, pulse together graham crackers, sugar, and salt until graham crackers are fine crumbs. Add in melted butter and vanilla extract and pulse until completely combined.
  3. Firmly press mixture into the bottom of prepared baking dish. Set aside.
  4. In a microwave safe bowl, melt chocolate chips according to package instructions. Stir in peanut butter until smooth. Stir in chopped peanuts.
  5. Pour chocolate mixture over the top of the graham crackers base. Spread with a spatula to even out. Sprinkle with sea salt.
  6. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours before lifting bars from dish and cutting into pieces.

This recipe is adapted from

Easy No-Bake Salted Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars

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  1. Holy shoots!!! This is my total dream dessert — and it’s no BAKE! Getting me these immediately!

  2. Anything chocolate and PB is my jam! Especially when it’s got a little salty/sweet aspect to it…love these!

  3. You know the way right to my PB chocolate loving heart!

  4. I love when you post no bake recipes because they always look so dang good and easy.

  5. Dessert doesn’t get better than chocolate and peanut butter. Oh so good Jessica!
    Have a wonderful Wednesday!

  6. Anything on top of a graham cracker crust wins! What a dreamy creamy bar!

  7. That chocolate! And I love the salty sweet combo.

  8. Oh my gosh. Best dessert ever! That crust, and fudgy on top? And salted?????? Girl, you rock.

  9. Two of my favorite things in one bar! Almost like a Reese’s cup but with a delicious crust! :)

  10. This has all my faves in it! I want one!

  11. These bars look so delicious — I love that sweet and salty thing! The fact that they’re no-bake is even better! :)

  12. You had me at salted : ) haha and even better that they are no-bake!!

  13. Ooooh, these look fantastic! Can never go wrong with pb and chocolate. And I agree – these would be a perfect, easy treat to bring to a Memorial Day gathering!

  14. Yes, to all the above!!! I’m pretty sure I would devour a pan of this in no time given my addiction to all things sweet and salty!

  15. Chocolate and peanut butter are the best combination ever! These look divine. I can’t wait to try these 😀

  16. These look absolutely addicting! That salted chocolate idea is genius!

  17. how fabulous! what a great dessert. :)

  18. I love this…easy and delicious! What more could you ask for in a recipe! Thanks for sharing!

  19. I was going to make something like this, but instead of peanuts, I wanted to put pretzels. This looks great!

  20. These look amazing – love the chocolate to base ratio! Pinned :)

  21. Yummm. You can’t beat chocolate and peanut butter in the same bar!

  22. YES!Loving these bars! And with the hot days ahead – I am always looking for no-bake recipes. Love these!

  23. Jessica holy cow girl. I’m so all over these. I’m a sucker for sweet and salty. Even when someone asks me what do you prefer, sweet or salty foods, I always so BOTH. I mean why choose. To have a dessert that has the best of both worlds, is always perfection…not to mention there’s chocolate and PB going on in this. Thanks for sharing, Pinned 😀

  24. ahem. did you say no bake? Heck yes! These will be perfect for when I am craving PB and chocolate but have zero desire to turn on my oven! All that salt on top makes me want to shimmy into the kitchen and whip up a batch right now!

  25. I love that these are no bake! Perfect for all those summer picnics!

  26. I love no-bake treats, especially now that the temperatures are rising and I’m not feeling the same need to turn on the oven. These look wonderful – -I love how thick that chocolate/peanut butter layer is! And anything with a salty/sweet balance is a win in my book!

  27. This has some of my favorite flavors! What a great recipe for summer. I’ll need to give this a try :)

  28. I’m all about the “no oven required” bit during the summer. YAY for delecetable no bake bars! Fantastic recipe, Jessica!

  29. I love how creamy the top of these bars are and the sweet and salty….mmmm!! This is gonna be my summer go-to also!

  30. Whoa. These look like little pieces of heaven! And LOVE that they’re no-bake. :)

  31. mmm nefis görünüyorlar..Mutlaka deneyeceğim bu tarifi :)

  32. Wow.. love how these bars turned for you. Looks absolutely tempting.

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