Crunchy No-Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars

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Crunchy No-Bake Chocolate Peanut Bars-you only need 5 ingredients to make these no-bake chocolate peanut butter bars. They are easy to make at home and taste better than any store bought candy bar! 

Crunchy No-Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars Recipe

When I was in junior high, I was a candy bar addict. I ate one every single day after school before basketball practice. I don’t know why I thought that was a good idea…the candy bar before practice or me playing basketball, ha! I eventually retired my jersey and stuck to cheerleading. I am much better at yelling from the sidelines:)

Anyways, our junior high office sold candy after school and the second the bell rang, I would race to purchase my candy bar. I was always starving after school. I don’t think my dad knew of my candy addiction. I am sure he thought I was using my money to purchase healthier snacks for practice:) Shhh, let’s not tell him and let’s hope he isn’t reading this.

One of my favorite candy bars was a Whatchamacallit. Do you guys remember those candy bars? I don’t even know if they still make them because I haven’t had one since junior high, but I do remember loving the crispy chocolate peanut butter candy bar. They were so good.

Well, the other day I was flipping through my friend Mary’s new cookbook, The Weeknight Dinner Cookbook, and saw a recipe for Crunchy No-Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars. I immediately made them because I am a sucker for chocolate and peanut butter and I was hoping they would taste like a Whatchamacallit. Guess what? They DO taste like my favorite candy bar, but I think they are even better! YAY!

Crunchy No-Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars Recipe

You only need FIVE ingredients to make the bars and I had all of the ingredients in my kitchen. I love that these bars are no-bake! You combine chocolate chips, peanut butter, honey, and butter in a microwave safe bowl and melt. Stir together and add cornflakes. They are the secret ingredient to creating the crisp and crunch!

Crunchy No-Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars Recipe

Chill the bars until solid, but make sure you lick the bowl while they are chilling. You will want a taste of what’s to come:)

Cut into bars and enjoy! The bars will keep in the fridge for up to two weeks. These easy no-bake bars are a great treat to have around at all times. Whenever I need a sweet fix, I can turn to my trusty container of Crunchy No-Bake Chocolate Peanut Bars. They remind me of my good old junior high days! I am so glad I can make my favorite candy bar at home!

And make sure you check out The Weeknight Dinner Cookbook. It is filled with simple, family-friendly recipes that are easy to whip up during the week. Plus, there is a chapter all about sweet treats. Of course, I made a dessert in a book about dinners…ha! I guess I am still a junior high candy addict at heart.

Crunchy No-Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars Recipe
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Crunchy No-Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars

These no-bake chocolate peanut butter bars are easy to make at home and taste better than any store bought candy bar!
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  • Place the chocolate chips, peanut butter, honey and butter in a large glass mixing bowl.
  • Microwave for 2 minutes at full power.
  • Remove from the microwave and stir until the chocolate has completely melted and everything is well combined.
  • Gently stir in the cornflakes. Mix until well combined.
  • Pour the mixture into an 8×8 square baking pan. Smooth the mixture across the pan and refrigerate until firm, at least 2-4 hours.
  • Slice with a sharp knife and store chilled in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.


You can substitute crisp rice cereal for the cornflakes if you wish.


Calories: 179kcal, Carbohydrates: 17g, Protein: 4g, Fat: 12g, Saturated Fat: 5g, Cholesterol: 6mg, Sodium: 77mg, Potassium: 143mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 11g, Vitamin A: 127IU, Vitamin C: 1mg, Calcium: 13mg, Iron: 2mg

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I'm Maria and my husband is Josh. We share a love of cooking, baking, and entertaining. We enjoy creating recipes that are simple, fresh, and family friendly. We love sitting around the table with good food, good conversation, and good friends and family! Our kitchen is always open!
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  1. Any suggestions to make this non fairly friendly?  Looks delish but need to make some mods for family allergies.  

  2. they look awesome.. going to make this weekend. and they do still have Whatchamacalit bars, I think I’ve seen them at Cracker Barrel.

    1. Crispy rice cereal works well. Cheerios might work too, I haven’t tried them.

  3. 5 stars
    I made these for my son and DIL! They had a baby several weeks ago and I’ve been making food for them. These were quick and easy and tasted great! I love your recipes and bought your cookbook during quarantine – I’ve cooked my way through many of the recipes! ❤️

  4. I really enjoy all your recipes, and your activities you share. I saw your pictures of you and your family. Very nice looking family! It’s nice to put a face to the name. Thanks again!

  5. im kenneth lynch i love your crunchy peanuts butter barsi been eating them for years and still eating them.

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