Easy Last Minute Dessert | No-Bake Peanut Butter Chocolate Squares

peanut butter squares dessert recipe

My most favorite dessert recipe of all time. It’s quick, easy, fairly inexpensive and you don’t need an oven. ANNNND, who doesn’t love peanut butter and chocolate?!


  • 1 cup Peanut Butter {I like Jif creamy ~ use your fav}
  • 1-1/2 Boxes of Powdered Sugar {I only use one box now, 1lb}
  • 2 Sticks/Cubes of softened butter
  • 1 Package of Graham Crackers
  • 1-1/5 Bag semi-sweet morsels {I usually only need about 1 bag}


Grind those grahams! Hand smash them for crunchier texture or use the food processor for a finer grind.

Put all ingredients {sans chips} in bowl and hand mix mix mix.


Once it looks like this {above} put your hands in there and smush smush smush


Smush it right into a long dish {I don’t have a better one than this, you may …whatever works} and make it almost an inch thick …really, if you like it thicker, you can make it thicker or thinner but smooth it out and smush it down.


Heat up those morsels and pour on top.


Spread out the chocolate and place dish in refrigerator for about 15 mins. Take out and slice them before the chocolate is completely hard …then put them back in the fridge for about an hour or so …till the chocolate is completely hardened.



Remove, separate, and enjoy!

This was my mom’s recipe until I stole it and now I make it for every occasion. Usually during the holiday season. Everyone loves them and you don’t have to bake!!! Yum.

Happy Holidays!

LA native & lifestyle blogger Maegan Tintari writes daily at ...love Maegan.com sharing beauty & style secrets, including fashion DIYs, how-to nail art manicures, hair tutorials, recipes & home decorating ideas, as well as a look into her personal life, her journey & battle with infertility & recent relocation to the mountains by a lake in search of a better life with her adorable French Bulldog brothers, Trevor and Randy.


  • Golden

    November 26, 2009 |

    Wow, thanks for the recipe. It looks easy to make! My family will surely love this.. *winks*

  • Elizabeth Marie

    November 26, 2009 |

    My grandma makes these! I’m going to eat 40 tomorrow!! Happy Thanksgiving love!!!!

    I totally said that outloud..about your panties…people thought I was INSANE. 🙂

  • Martina

    November 26, 2009 |

    I think I’m having a second breakfast today…

  • Comsat Keith

    November 26, 2009 |

    Mmmm… yummy chocolatey goodness. I’m sure everyone will enjoy them. Your recipe images are really well done too, and I’m getting peckish just looking at them. I would’ve liked to see the beautiful chef taking a nibble on the yummies though – even if you weren’t dressed to the nines! Well, I’m guessing you don’t dress up specially when making chocolate squares… 😛

  • Doviliukou

    November 26, 2009 |
  • *fish

    November 26, 2009 |

    OMG! My Auntie Gretchen has been making these for years and they’re a family favorite! I finally got the recipe from her and have been making them for about a year. Let’s call it the year of living dangerously with chocolate and peanut butter! They’re far too good not to share! Happy Thanksgiving!

  • Jacqueline

    November 26, 2009 |

    oh man, these look so good. I love stuff like this. Similar to Special K bars. I think I might try this out! Happy Thanksgiving Maegan!



  • Saskia

    November 26, 2009 |

    Yum, the recipe sounds and looks delicious!! I’ll have to try this out with some UK versions of the ingredients!


  • Melissa Blake

    November 26, 2009 |

    I think I’ve died and gone to heaven! xoxo Happy Thanksgiving!

  • CindrellaUnderTheUmbrella

    November 26, 2009 |



  • Jac

    November 26, 2009 |

    Looks delicious! I’m a pb and chocolate addict so I will definitely be giving this a try. Happy Thanksgiving!

  • Maki

    November 26, 2009 |

    Happy Thanksgiving Maegan!!!

    Hope you have a lovely weekend with you hubs and fam!!


  • Miss Caitlin S.

    November 26, 2009 |
  • Friend in Fashion

    November 26, 2009 |

    THese look delicious! I’m in the process of trying your Louboutin DIY – will post soon 🙂


    Enter my fashion giveaway to win a custom made dress: http://www.friendinfashion.blogspot.com

  • Fabulous Finds Gal

    November 26, 2009 |

    Yummy!!! Happy Thanksgiving!

    Fabulous Finds Gal

  • Shannon Ashley

    November 26, 2009 |

    Those look delicious!!! I might have to try! Happy thanksgiving! And thanks for your comment, we dragged that silly wooden horse around posed him in a million places it was so fun!

  • Alexandra

    November 27, 2009 |

    oooooo wow this looks delish! definitely going to give this a try! 🙂

  • Fashion Court

    November 27, 2009 |

    maegan, do you think this recipe would work with flavored peanut butter? haha i have peanut butter & co peanut butter (my FAVORITE – if you haven’t tried, you so should) in white chocolate and regular chocolate. i’m thinking the white chocolate would be fantastic with this!

    happy thanksgiving!

  • Viva La Fashion

    November 27, 2009 |

    yummy!:D they look so good. 🙂

    happy thanksgiving. 🙂

  • drollgirl

    November 27, 2009 |

    i can vouch for these! but yours turn out way better than mine, so i will just be a mooch and wait for YOU to make them. 🙂

  • Jordan

    November 27, 2009 |

    Looks delicious! I might have to try that!

    Have a wonderful day!

  • Gabby

    November 27, 2009 |

    You posted this last year and it was the best thing ever! I will be making them again and again!

    Hope you had a great Thanksgiving!

  • Anna

    November 27, 2009 |

    OMG! I’m sooo in love with American treats! Totally making these! 😉

    Btw, are you thankful for this blog? I totally am, that’s why I voted here http://blog.bloglovin.com/2009/11/which-blogs-are-you-thankful-for/


  • veneno hipnotico

    November 27, 2009 |

    mmmmm, ¡qué rico! besos desde España…

  • Conversation Pieces

    November 27, 2009 |

    Good receipe… must try that one 🙂 Hope you’re having a good holiday.

  • ...Seyma...

    November 27, 2009 |

    wow it looks yummy 🙂

  • Closet Cravings

    November 28, 2009 |

    I so love peanut butter and chocolate. I’m sure this recipe is delicious. I already love the fact that it is easy to make. I’m going to try this.

  • Danielle

    November 30, 2009 |

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  • Hanako66

    November 30, 2009 |

    that look really, really good…i love PB!!!!

  • Lauren

    November 30, 2009 |

    Looks great!

    I don’t mean to be a bother…buuut how many ounces are those boxes of powdered sugar? I don’t think my grocery store sells powdered sugar in boxes. Or do you know how many cups you use?


  • Chessa!

    November 30, 2009 |


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