Tuesday, March 6, 2012

No Bake Cafeteria Peanut Butter and Chocolate Bars

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You remember these don't you?!  They were the best part of school lunch, and in my school cafeteria we could get two of these guys for something like $.40!  Such a steal.  And no one would walk out of the lunch line without one of these guys on their tray!

For those of you unfortunate souls who grew up with out these delicious treats, think peanut butter cups, but more flakey and of course more peanut butter.  I remember always trying to get the chocolate top off in one big piece.  Ahhhhh memories.  Thank you Southern Plate for bringing this recipe back into my life!  So fun and such a crowd pleaser!  One recipe makes a full 9x13 pan, so you will have plenty to share and reminisce over. Trust me, you will have a lot of happy people surrounding you when you bring these treats over for that playdate (mommies and daddies as well as the kiddos!)

No Bake Cafeteria Peanut Butter and Chocolate Bars
recipe courtesy Southern Plate

1/2 cup butter (or margarine, whatever you have)
1/2 cup packed brown sugar (light or dark, again whatever you have)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups peanut butter
2- 1/2 cups confectioners sugar
2 cups semisweet chocolate chips

Place all ingredients except the chocolate chips in a large microwave safe bowl. Microwave until butter and peanut butter are melted, one to two minutes (time will vary by microwave).

Remove from microwave and use a large spoon to stir all of the ingredients together until they form a ball of dough that leaves the side of the bowl. Pat into a 9x13 pan.

Pour chocolate chips into another microwave safe bowl and microwave at 30 second intervals, stirring after each, until completely melted. Spoon over top of peanut butter mixture and spread evenly.

Allow to cool completely at room temperature until chocolate hardens again or place in the refrigerator for faster hardening. Cut into squares and serve to some awfully happy people!

I linked up my recipe at Sweets for a Saturday!


  1. having a girls night tomorrow night - I think these will fit the bill just right! Thx dear!

    1. They will be perfect!!! Let me know how you all like them, ok?!

  2. Oh my gosh! So yummy! I love chocolate and peanut butter. :)

  3. me too, it is one of my biggest weaknesses!

  4. love to try this kind of dessert.. ;)

  5. Thanks for this recipe for no-bake cafeteria peanut butter and chocolate bars. They look great!

  6. simple yet satisfying - my fave kind of treat :)

  7. I remember these from school lunch. YUMMO! Thanks.

  8. These bring back so many grade school memories! So wonderful!



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