I really did not know what the no-bake peanut butter bars were until my friend shared with me her recipe of no-bake peanut butter bars without Graham crackers. Upon knowing that, I got excited and immediately decided to make no-bake peanut butter bars.
I only had to wait for the no-bake peanut butter bars to set in the fridge for a couple of hours. I enjoyed it with my cup of coffee, with no sugar or cream added while watching The Help. Delish! No-Bake Peanut Butter Bars make an excellent dessert choice when you don’t feel like baking in the oven.
And no-bake peanut butter bars are easy to make when you know no-bake recipes for no-bake treats that do not require oven baking or stovetop cooking. For this recipe, all you need are graham cracker crumbs, nonfat dry milk powder, powdered sugar, unsalted butter, and vanilla extract.
1 cup (120 grams) graham cracker crumbs
2/3 cup (67 grams) nonfat dry milk powder
1/2 cup (64 grams) powdered sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
7 tablespoons (100 grams) unsalted butter, melted and cooled to room temperature
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Line an 8×8 inch baking pan with parchment paper or aluminum foil. Make sure that the foil or paper extends up the sides of the pan so that it will be easy to remove the no-bake peanut butter bars later on.
Mix together the graham cracker crumbs, nonfat dry milk powder, powdered sugar, and salt in a medium bowl. Stir in the melted butter and vanilla extract until well combined.
Transfer the mixture to the prepared pan and press it firmly into the pan. Chill for at least 2 hours, or overnight.
Cut into bars and serve. no-bake peanut butter bars will keep in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 1 week.
Tips and Tricks
You may use all-purpose flour instead of graham cracker crumbs. But no worry, no one will know unless you tell them.
If your no-bake peanut butter bars are not set or appear to be too soft, chill them in the fridge for another 30 minutes and check again.
If no-bake peanut butter bars are too hard, simply place them in the microwave for 10 seconds and they will soften.
You may add chopped peanuts or any other nuts to no-bake peanut butter bars when you add the graham cracker crumbs.
If no-bake peanut butter bars no longer look appetizing, no worries. Just turn them into no-bake Peanut Butter Bars no-crust no-bake bars, no waste.
Skip the graham cracker crumbs and increase the amount of butter to 8 tablespoons.
Press the mixture into an 8×8 inch baking pan lined with parchment paper or aluminum foil.
Chill for at least 2 hours, or overnight.
Cut into bars and serve.
Serving Size: 1 bar
Total Fat: 12 g
Saturated Fat: 7 g
Cholesterol: 33 mg
Total Carbohydrates: 17 g
Protein: 3 g
Sodium: 162 mg
No-bake peanut butter bars without Graham crackers are a healthier dessert choice because they are lower in calories and saturated fats.
No-bake peanut butter bars provide 3 grams of protein per serving.
No-bake peanut butter bars are a good source of dietary fiber.
Also, no-bake peanut butter bars are all-natural no-bake desserts.
I hope that no-bake peanut butter bars without graham crackers can be included in no-bake recipes for no-bake desserts that don’t require baking. I also look forward to no-bake peanut butter bars that do not need Graham crackers so I can try them soon!
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