White Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars

White Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars taste like a white chocolate peanut butter cup.  This is one of the BEST no-bake dessert recipes that only has 6 ingredients and can be made in 10 minutes at home.

A sweet, crunchy peanut butter and graham cracker base topped with melted white chocolate is simply irresistible!

peanut butter candy like bar covered in a layer of white chocolate on a white plate

White Chocolate & Peanut Butter

Our family enjoys a quick and easy dessert.  Special occasions like a birthday, potluck, family party or pitch-in are fun times to share a unique treat with family and friends.

This recipe was inspired by our Easy Buckeye Bars that are wildly popular on Pinterest.

We also enjoy delivering these dessert bars to friends as thank you gifts during the holidays.  The white chocolate and peanut butter bars can be cut to any size and fit perfectly into a cookie tray.

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If you love making easy homemade desserts you’ll also love these Almond Bark SpecialsCrock Pot Peanut Clusters and Chocolate Dessert Pizza.  This recipe is easier than making peanut butter balls and dipping them in white chocolate.

The six ingredients in this recipe are crunchy peanut butter, graham cracker crumbs, confectioners sugar, melted butter, white chocolate chips and vegetable oil.  We usually have all of these in the pantry, so this dessert is easy to whip up last minute.

9 x 13 pan of peanut bars covered in a layer of white chocolate on a red plaid napkin

Copycat White Reeses’ Peanut Butter Candy

We are always testing new dessert recipes that taste like name-brand candy.  These peanut butter bars topped with melted white chocolate taste very similar to Reese’s white chocolate peanut butter cups.

A few other candy recipes that we love making are Pay Day Crunch, O’Henry BarsHeath Bar CakeMilky Way Cake and 3 Musketeers Cake.

Spreading a layer of crunchy peanut butter layer in a 9 x 13 inch pan and pouring a bag of melted white chocolate chips across the top is so simple.  This make at home candy certainly tastes more complex than a recipe with two steps.

Stack of 3 white chocolate peanut bars on a red plate

Tips for Making Peanut Butter & White Chocolate Bars

  • Creamy peanut butter can easily be substituted for crunchy if desired
  • I prefer to purchase graham cracker crumbs for this recipe as opposed to making crumbs from graham crackers as the fine crumbs blend best with the other flavors
  • Use your favorite method to melt chocolate, I like to melt chocolate in the microwave and stir every :15 to :30 seconds
  • Stir chocolate often during the melting process and avoid over cooking
  • Use 1 tablespoon of oil per cup of chocolate chips
  • Let chocolate set up for at least a couple hours or the bars will be really gooey.  They still taste great when really gooey, but are fairly messy to eat.
  • Be careful if covering with plastic wrap while chocolate is still soft because the plastic may settle on and stick to the sticky chocolate
  • Once the chocolate is set it may crack easily when cutting
  • Holding a serrated knife perpendicular to the chocolate as I cut works better than holding the knife horizontal to the chocolate.
  • Candy can easily be cut in various sized pieces from bite size to a bit larger squares
  • Store in an airtight container on the counter and enjoy for 3 – 5 days

How to Make White Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars

  1. Mix graham cracker crumbs, melted butter, powdered sugar and peanut butter together.  Spread in a lightly greased 9 x 13 inch pan.
  2. Melt white chocolate chips, add vegetable oil to help make chocolate more creamy if necessary.  Pour over peanut butter bars.
  3. Allow the chocolate to set up and enjoy!
sweet, crunchy peanut butter and graham cracker base topped with melted white chocolate

Other Easy No-Bake Dessert Recipes:

Printable White Chocolate Peanut Butter Bar Recipe

peanut butter and white chocolate bar on a white plate with dark background

White Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars

Servings 30 people
Jennifer @ Plowing Through Life
White Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars taste like a white chocolate peanut butter cup but only have 6 ingredients and can be made in 15 minutes at home.
A sweet, crunchy peanut butter and graham cracker base topped with melted white chocolate is simply irresistible!
Prep Time 12 minutes
Cook Time 3 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes

Ingredients
  

  • 2 cups graham cracker crumbs very fine crumbs work best
  • 1 cup crunchy peanut butter
  • 2 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 cup butter melted
  • 12 ounces white chocolate chips
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil optional, may help melting chocolate be creamier

Instructions
 

  • Mix graham cracker crumbs, melted butter, powdered sugar and peanut butter together. 
  • Spread peanut butter mixture in a lightly greased 9 x 13-inch pan.
  • Melt white chocolate chips, add vegetable oil to help make chocolate more creamy if necessary. 
  • Pour melted chocolate over peanut butter bars.
  • Allow the chocolate to set up and enjoy!

Notes

  • Creamy peanut butter can easily be substituted for creamy if desired
  • I prefer to purchase graham cracker crumbs for this recipe as opposed to making crumbs from graham crackers as the fine crumbs blend best with the other flavors
  • Use your favorite method to melt chocolate, I like to melt chocolate in the microwave and stir every :15 to :30 seconds
  • Stir chocolate often during the melting process and avoid over cooking
  • Use 1 tablespoon of oil per cup of chocolate chips
  • Let chocolate set up for at least a couple hours of the bars will be really gooey.  They still taste great when really gooey, but are fairly messy to eat.
  • Be careful if covering with plastic wrap while chocolate is still soft because the plastic may settle on and stick to the sticky chocolate
  • Once the chocolate is set it may crack easily when cutting
  • Holding a serrated knife perpendicular to the chocolate as I cut works better than holding the knife horizontal to the chocolate.
  • Candy can easily be cut in various sized pieces from bite size to a bit larger squares
  • Store in an airtight container on the counter and enjoy for 3 – 5 days

Nutrition

Calories: 229kcalCarbohydrates: 23gProtein: 3gFat: 15gSaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 19mgSodium: 141mgPotassium: 100mgFiber: 1gSugar: 19gVitamin A: 192IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 33mgIron: 1mg

Nutritional Disclaimer

“Plowing Through Life” is not a dietitian or nutrition professional. Any nutritional information shared is an estimate and can vary greatly depending on specific products are used. If calorie count and other nutritional values are important to you, we recommend running the ingredients through an online nutritional calculator of your choice.

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