Reese’s Brownie Bites

Look at these bite-size delights! Peanut butter candy cups hugged by a delicious chocolate brownie. They are so good and a smaller version of these Brownie Candy Cups that I love so much. The cups are a fun treat to take to parties, but the foil liners they bake in are super hard to find […]

Reese's Brownie Bites

Look at these bite-size delights! Peanut butter candy cups hugged by a delicious chocolate brownie. They are so good and a smaller version of these Brownie Candy Cups that I love so much. The cups are a fun treat to take to parties, but the foil liners they bake in are super hard to find these days, so I made this 13 X 9 version that you can take to friends and family or just enjoy right at home.

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No Churn Peanut Butter Oreo Ice Cream.

This no churn peanut butter oreo ice cream is the dessert of the summer! Creamy no-churn peanut butter ice cream that is super easy to throw together, swirled with crunchy crushed oreos and dollops of peanut butter. It is so, so delicious! Today we’re making the MOST DELICIOUS ICE CREAM! A few weeks ago, I […]

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This no churn peanut butter oreo ice cream is the dessert of the summer! Creamy no-churn peanut butter ice cream that is super easy to throw together, swirled with crunchy crushed oreos and dollops of peanut butter. It is so, so delicious!

Today we’re making the MOST DELICIOUS ICE CREAM!

no churn peanut butter oreo ice cream

A few weeks ago, I promised you two new no churn ice cream flavors and today I’m delivering on the second! Last month we made no churn strawberry oreo ice cream and today, it’s this heaven-on-earth flavor that may beat out all my previous ones. 

It’s that good!

creamy peanut butter

Enter… peanut butter oreo ice cream! I mean… YES PLEASE.

creamy peanut butter ice cream

Last year, my no churn coffee oreo ice cream became the hit of the summer for us. I made it so many times. I also made it without coffee, just as traditional cookies and cream ice cream, because Eddie loathes coffee. 

And I find that funny because even back when I hated coffee, I LOVED coffee ice cream. It was the only ice cream my grandparents would buy and I found it to be so delicious! But that’s neither here nor there. We’re not talking coffee today. 

Today… it’s all about the peanut butter! 

oreos in ice peanut butter ice cream base

Truly, is there any better combo on earth than peanut butter chocolate? Not for me! 

Sure, I love mint and chocolate and peanut butter and jelly and all that jazz, but I’ve lived for peanut butter chocolate flavor combinations since I was a kid. It’s just SO fantastic.

stirring oreos into peanut butter ice cream

This method of no churn ice cream is by far my favorite. You whip the heavy cream before adding your mix-ins and it gives the best texture to the ice cream – almost as good as slow churned. The only downside is that it does tend to need some time to soften before scooping, so be sure to pull it out of the freezer 15 minutes or so before you want to scoop.

At least for perfect creamy scoop-ness, you know? 

no churn peanut butter oreo ice cream ready for the freezer

Just look at how creamy that is!

scoop of no churn peanut butter oreo ice cream

The other reason I enjoy making this no churn version is because the kids can easily help.

They love to crush the oreos (they both have a serious love for those cookies!) and stir in the cookies and peanut butter. The hardest part is waiting for it to set up in the freezer.  (more…)

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Yay for PB & J Cupcakes

Peanut butter and jelly is such a comforting flavor combo. Whenever I make a pb & j sandwich, I’m reminded just how good they are and ask myself why I don’t enjoy them more often. So simple. So classic. And with my sweet tooth, it only makes sense that I should try trading in loaf […]

Peanut Butter and Jelly Cupcakes

Peanut butter and jelly is such a comforting flavor combo. Whenever I make a pb & j sandwich, I’m reminded just how good they are and ask myself why I don’t enjoy them more often. So simple. So classic. And with my sweet tooth, it only makes sense that I should try trading in loaf bread for cake. Want to go from lovable lunchable to a delish dessert? Let’s get to it!

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Sweet Potato Brownies

Sweet Potato Brownies are sweet, fudgy, and bursting with flavor. This dessert only requires 10 ingredients and only takes 30 minutes to make! These brownies are simple but bursting with rich chocolate flavor. Move over avocado brownies, hello sweet po…

Sweet Potato Brownies are sweet, fudgy, and bursting with flavor. This dessert only requires 10 ingredients and only takes 30 minutes to make! These brownies are simple but bursting with rich chocolate flavor. Move over avocado brownies, hello sweet potato brownies! Sweet potatoes are the new avocados in everything from tacos to healthy chocolate mousse....

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Peanut Butter Banana Bread

Peanut Butter Banana Bread
Moist and tender, this peanut butter banana bread with chocolate chips has it all! It’s the perfect snack, breakfast, or not-too-sweet dessert for any occasion!
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Peanut Butter Banana Bread

Moist and tender, this peanut butter banana bread with chocolate chips has it all! It's the perfect snack, breakfast, or not-too-sweet dessert for any occasion!

READ: Peanut Butter Banana Bread

Scotcheroos

Scotcheroos!!!! If you’ve had a scotcheroo, you know of their goodness. And if you haven’t, get ready to be WOWED! Scotcheroos are similar to Rice Krispie Treats but they are loaded with peanut butter, chocolate, and butterscotch. They are …

Scotcheroos!!!! If you’ve had a scotcheroo, you know of their goodness. And if you haven’t, get ready to be WOWED! Scotcheroos are similar to Rice Krispie Treats but they are loaded with peanut butter, chocolate, and butterscotch. They are soft, chewy, super sweet, and a little salty, thanks to the flaky sea salt that gets…

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Vegan Peanut Butter Cups

A rich, creamy peanut-butter center is covered in chocolate in this simple, no-bake Vegan Peanut Butter Cups recipe. You only need 6 simple ingredients to make your own delicious, vegan peanut butter cups at home! If you are a fan of simple desserts, t…

A rich, creamy peanut-butter center is covered in chocolate in this simple, no-bake Vegan Peanut Butter Cups recipe. You only need 6 simple ingredients to make your own delicious, vegan peanut butter cups at home! If you are a fan of simple desserts, this recipe is for you. Velvety smooth chocolate and peanut butter join...

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Oreo Peanut Butter Pie.

This oreo peanut butter pie is a dream! Oreo crust, no-bake peanut butter mousse filling and fresh whipped cream. Plus a few oreos and peanut butter cups on top. It’s absolutely delicious! Oreo peanut butter pie is definitely the solution to all problems. I mean, look at that! How could it not be? Peanut butter […]

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This oreo peanut butter pie is a dream! Oreo crust, no-bake peanut butter mousse filling and fresh whipped cream. Plus a few oreos and peanut butter cups on top. It’s absolutely delicious!

Oreo peanut butter pie is definitely the solution to all problems.

oreo peanut butter pie

I mean, look at that! How could it not be? Peanut butter mousse on top of crunchy chocolate crust and cloud-like whipped cream. I can’t handle it!

peanut butter pie filling

I’ve been prepping all my recipes for the blog for summer already – for when the baby comes! And let’s just say that peanut butter oreo may be a verrrrry common theme. A few weeks ago I became obsessed with the combo and now I’m convinced it was meant to be because I had an oreo peanut butter milkshake last week. That has to mean something, right?!

Needless to say, I made this oreo version of my favorite peanut butter pie a few weeks ago and oh my gosh. It is heaven. 

oreo peanut butter pie

You may remember a few years ago when I shared Mother Lovett’s peanut butter pie! She made peanut butter pie with a classic pie crust – always. While I would normally gravitate towards a crumb crust of sorts – be it graham or oreo – her flakey, buttery pie crust was the base for hers. 

It was mind blowing when I was a kid because the inside tasted just like a really good peanut butter cup.

I mean, SO GOOD.

But still, since I’m not a baker at heart, I always want a crumb crust. I am the person that would rather have bites of the crust than the actual pie. Especially an oreo crust! I’ve been making pies with oreo crusts since I was a tween and they are just a nostalgic, delicious treat. 

oreo peanut butter pie

Not to mention – the chocolate peanut butter combo!

There will NEVER be another flavor combination that I love more. It’s so classically rich and decadent, one I love so much. It is always the flavor I will choose. 

That’s how I found myself here!

oreo peanut butter pie

We have a crunchy oreo crust. A creamy, mousse-like peanut butter filling that is, of course, no bake. Just requires some chilling time in the fridge to set up perfectly. (more…)

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No Bake Pretzel Peanut Butter Bars

These no-bake pretzel peanut butter bars are a ridiculously simple homemade version of your favorite peanut butter cups!

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I’m not sure whether to hug or curse the person who invented no-bake peanut butter bars. This homemade version of a peanut butter cup is so ridiculously simple that you might never buy a packaged peanut butter cup at the store again. Especially since you can stash these in your freezer and just take one out to nibble on every now and then. IT’S JUST TOO EASY.

Front view of no bake pretzel peanut butter bars lined up in a grid

No-bake peanut butter bars have been around for eons. Well, decades at least. There are a million versions of this recipe out there, but mine have a slightly more even ratio between the chocolate and peanut butter portions, and I like to nestle a little mini-pretzel in the top for a little added crunch.

Oh, and most no-bake peanut butter bar recipes usually specify not to use natural-style peanut butter, but that’s what I use with mine and it works just fine! :)

What Kind of Nut Butter Can I Use?

I used a natural-style peanut butter made with just peanuts and salt for these peanut butter bars. If you’re allergic to peanuts you can use a different type of nut butter, like almond or cashew (although those will be quite a bit more expensive).

Just make sure you choose a nut butter that is quite firm when refrigerated and soft when room temperature. As long as it firms up when refrigerated, it will work for these bars. Oh, and make sure it has at least a little salt and is very well stirred before adding to the recipe. Too much oil and the bars won’t set.

Choose Your Chocolate

This recipe is also fairly flexible when it comes to the type of chocolate used. I used plain old semi-sweet chocolate chips, but you could have a little fun and use dark chocolate, or a different flavored chocolate chip if you’d like.

How to Store Peanut Butter Bars

You’ll want to keep these peanut butter bars refrigerated so they don’t melt. I suggest keeping them in an air-tight container in the refrigerator no longer than a week, or you can freeze them for longer storage (freezer bag, up to three months or so). To thaw, just let them sit out at room temperature for about 10 minutes.

A hand holding one no bake peanut butter bar close to the camera so you can see the side
overhead view of no bake pretzel peanut butter bars lined up in a grid

No Bake Pretzel Peanut Butter Bars

These no-bake pretzel peanut butter bars are a ridiculously simple homemade version of your favorite peanut butter cups!
Total Cost $3.94 recipe / $0.16 per square
Prep Time 15 minutes
Refrigerate Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 15 minutes
Servings 25 1 square
Calories 187.94kcal
Author Beth – Budget Bytes

Ingredients

  • 1 cup graham cracker crumbs (about 8 sheets) $0.38
  • 1/2 cup butter $0.82
  • 1 cup peanut butter (+ 2 Tbsp) $1.38
  • 1 cup powdered sugar $0.07
  • 1.5 cups chocolate chips $1.19
  • 25 mini pretzels $0.10

Instructions

  • If your graham crackers aren't already in crumb form, use a food processor to blitz them into a fine crumb.
  • Place the butter and 1 cup of peanut butter in a bowl. Microwave and stir in 30-second intervals, just until they're warm enough to melt together. Stir until evenly combined. (Reserve the last 2 Tbsp peanut butter for later.)
  • Add the powdered sugar and graham cracker crumbs to the melted peanut butter mixture and stir until evenly combined.
  • Line an 8×8-inch baking dish with parchment paper making sure some of the paper overhangs on the sides so you can lift the bars out of the dish later. Press the peanut butter mixture into the bottom in an even layer.
  • Add the chocolate chips and the last 2 Tbsp peanut butter to a bowl. Microwave for 30 seconds, then stir. Continue to microwave and stir in 15 second increments until the chocolate is fully melted and smooth.
  • Pour the melted chocolate over the peanut butter base in the baking dish and spread it smooth. Add the mini pretzels on top in even rows (I did five rows of five across).
  • Refrigerate the peanut butter bars for two hours, or until completely set. Once set, lift the bars out of the dish using the parchment paper. Use a sharp knife to cut them into squares between the pretzels. Enjoy immediately, refrigerate for later, or freeze for long term storage.

Nutrition

Serving: 1square | Calories: 187.94kcal | Carbohydrates: 17.3g | Protein: 3.82g | Fat: 12.94g | Sodium: 108.91mg | Fiber: 1.41g

Love peanut butter and chocolate? Check out my Peanut Butter Fluff Cups or “The One” Chocolate Mug Cake!

overhead view of no bake pretzel peanut butter bars lined up in a grid

How to Make Pretzel Peanut Butter Bars – Step by Step Photos

Graham crackers in a food processor

While you can actually buy graham crackers already in crumb form, it’s going to be less expensive to make crumbs out of whole crackers. You want a very fine and even crumb for this, so a food processor is probably the best option. You need 1 cup of crumbs, which should be about 8 sheets of graham crackers.

Graham cracker crumbs in a food processor

Whiz those graham crackers until they’r every fine and even.

Peanut butter and butter in a bowl

Add 1 cup peanut butter and ½ cup butter (I used salted) to a bowl. Microwave for 30 seconds or just long enough that they’ll melt together. Avoid heating it until it’s piping hot. That will make the later steps more difficult. Stir until the mixture is even and smooth.

Graham cracker crumbs and powdered sugar added to the peanut butter

Add the graham cracker crumbs and 1 cup powdered sugar to the peanut butter mixture.

Peanut butter base mixture in the bowl with a spoon

Stir until it forms an even paste-like mixture.

peanut butter base spread into a parchment lined baking dish

Line an 8×8-inch baking dish with parchment paper so that some of it sticks up the sides (this will help you remove the bars from the dish later). Spread the peanut butter mixture evenly into the bottom of the dish.

Chocolate chips and peanut butter in a bowl

Add 1.5 cups chocolate chips and 2 Tbsp peanut butter to a bowl. Microwave for 30 seconds, then stir will. Continue to microwave and stir in 15 second increments until the chocolate is melted and smooth. Avoid over heating the chocolate or it will begin to get grainy.

Melted chocolate being spread over the peanut butter base

Pour the melted chocolate over the peanut butter base and then spread it out until smooth.

Mini pretzels being pressed into the melted chocolate

Press the mini-pretzels into the melted chocolate in rows. I did five rows of five across. Make sure to leave a little space between each because that is where you’ll cut your bars.

No Bake Pretzel Peanut Butter Bars being cut

Refrigerate the peanut butter bars for at least two hours, or until they are solid. Lift them out of the dish using the sides of the parchment paper. Use a sharp knife to cut them into squares between each pretzel.

peanut butter bars in a freezer bag

You can keep your peanut butter bars in the refrigerator for about a week, or freeze them for longer! They thaw pretty quickly at room temperature, so you can get that peanut butter chocolate fix whenever you’d like. ;)

front view of no bake pretzel peanut butter bars lined up in a grid

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Granola

No Bake Cookies are one of my all-time favorite cookies. If you’ve had one, you know they are super delicious. If you haven’t had one, you are for sure missing out. Think chocolate, peanut butter, and oats combined in one little cookie. YUM…

No Bake Cookies are one of my all-time favorite cookies. If you’ve had one, you know they are super delicious. If you haven’t had one, you are for sure missing out. Think chocolate, peanut butter, and oats combined in one little cookie. YUM! Well, this Chocolate Peanut Butter Granola reminds me of my favorite no…

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