No Bake Peanut Butter Bars that are gluten free, sweet and salty and oh so delicious! This easy Peanut Butter Bars recipe uses just 5 ingredients – peanut butter, chocolate chips, butter, chips and powdered sugar.

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Is there anything better than a sweet and salty dessert? I just can’t resist the flavor packed combo. We celebrated with friends over the weekend and I brought my favorite No Bake Peanut Butter Bars made with my Kettle Chips, for some sweet and salty fun!

They’re incredibly quick and easy to make, which is essential for last-minute get togethers. They’re delightfully chilled for a fantastic fall or summer treat.

These No Bake Peanut Butter Bars melt in your mouth and can be likened to “crack.” They’re just that good! It’s no wonder why they were featured on MSN!

I’m all in for no bake desserts including Lucky Charms Bars, No Bake Cookie Butter Cheesecake and these Speculoos Cookie Butter Bars!

Peanut Butter Bars recipe

Shall we get down to the good stuff?

This recipe consists of just 5 simple ingredients. Peanut butter, chocolate chips, powdered sugar, butter and kettle chips, of course!

No Bake Peanut Butter Bars

How to Make No Bake Peanut Butter Bars

  1. Make the Crust – Crush kettle chips and blend with peanut butter, butter and powdered sugar. Pour into lined baking dish.
  2. Make the Filling – Melt chocolate chips and peanut butter and pour over the chip mixture.
  3. Refrigerate – Refrigerate to set, cut and enjoy!
Peanut Butter Bars recipe

I love the slightly crunchy crust paired with the smooth chocolate. I added a little sea salt. You know, for good measure!


  • Refrigerate before serving
  • Store – Store in an airtight container for up to 1 week
How to Make No Bake Peanut Butter Bars

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How to Make Peanut Butter Bars

Many of you will be happy to know that these fantastic bars are also gluten-free!

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No Bake Peanut Butter Bars

No Bake Peanut Butter Bars that are gluten free, sweet and salty and oh so delicious! This easy Peanut Butter Bars recipe uses just 5 ingredients!
Prep: 10 minutes
Refrigerate: 2 hours
Total: 2 hours 10 minutes
Servings: 9
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  • 1 bag kettle chips (7.5 ounce bag)
  • 1 cup peanut butter (divided)
  • cups powdered sugar
  • 12 tablespoons unsalted butter (1½ sticks) melted
  • cups milk chocolate chips
  • ¼ cup peanut butter regular, not natural


  • Using a food processor or a tightly sealed bag and mallet, crush chips and pour into a large mixing bowl.
  • Mix ¾ cup peanut butter, powdered sugar and butter into the crushed chips. Pour into 9×9" pan. I line mine with parchment paper, but they come out easily, even when ungreased.
  • Combine chocolate chips and remaining ¼ cup peanut butter. Microwave in 15 second intervals until smooth. Pour over the chip mixture, using a spatula to smooth.
  • Refrigerate at least two hours and serve chilled.

Julie’s Tips

You can cut butter down to 8 Tbsp if you wish.
Store in an airtight container for up to 1 week.


Calories: 573kcal | Carbohydrates: 47g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 40g | Saturated Fat: 18g | Cholesterol: 45mg | Sodium: 319mg | Potassium: 237mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 42g | Vitamin A: 534IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 55mg | Iron: 1mg

Estimated nutrition information is provided as a courtesy and is not guaranteed.

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Originally published July 2015, updated September 2018

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  1. The 12 tb of butter was way too much in my opinion. They taste like you are eating a stick of butter. Would probably be much better with only 8 tb.

  2. Just made these yesterday!! They are so good!! I think I should have put the bottom part in the refrigerator for a little bit before putting the chocolate top on. Either way…they were delicious!!! Thank you!!! I made them for a coworker who can’t have gluten.

  3. Hi there, how much peanut butter gets mixed with the chocolate and how much with the chip mixture? It doesn’t say…

    Thank you!

    1. Sorry, I had peanut butter listed twice – 1 c for the chip mixture and 1/4 for the topping, but I clarified it in the instructions. Now I’m craving them and making them myself this weekend!

        1. Of course, thank you for following along! PS, I gave in and made them the day you commented. I can’t resist!

  4. I’m a bit confused by the recipe. It calls for peanut butter in two places is it a 1/2c in each place?

    Thank you!