Chocolate-Covered No-Bake Peanut Butter Cookies

Recipe by Amy Roy

These no-bake peanut butter cookies (or no-bake peanut butter bars, depending on how you slice them) are generously covered with chocolate. They're one of those rare homemade recipes that emulates almost perfectly a store-bought treat: in this case, peanut butter cups.

15 mins
1 hr 15 mins
about 2 dozen squares or 35 small hearts
No-Bake Peanut Butter-Chocolate Squares


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  1. In a large bowl, combine the graham cracker crumbs, butter, confectioners' sugar, and peanut butter. Mix until well combined.

  2. Spread the mixture in a lightly greased 9" x 13" pan. Chill in the refrigerator for approximately 10 minutes.

  3. While the peanut butter layer is chilling, melt the chocolate chips, in a microwave oven or in a double boiler on top of the stove. Spread the chocolate over the peanut butter.

  4. Cut the bars into squares, or use a 1 1/2" to 2" heart cookie cutter to cut them into hearts. Leave them in the pan. Return them to the refrigerator to chill for at least 1 hour.

  5. Store the no-bake peanut butter cookies well wrapped at cool room temperature for several days; freeze for longer storage.