These no-bake Oreo peanut butter bars with chocolate chips are an easy summertime dessert with three delicious layers.
I don’t make desserts often, but when I do, there’s a good chance that I’m making these no-bake Oreo peanut butter bars. They have been a favorite of Mr. Savory Tooth’s ever since I first started making them a few years ago, and it’s not hard to see why he’s constantly requesting them. These bars have three rich layers: an Oreo bottom crust, a thick and creamy peanut butter middle layer, and a rich chocolate frosting top layer. Peanut butter is the star of this show, for sure; there’s an entire pound of peanut butter used in this recipe. Both the chocolate and peanut butter layers are thick and smooth, and the Oreo crust is crumbly but holds together.
There are so many reasons why I love this Oreo peanut butter bars recipe, and here are my top three:
- No-bake. No oven needed for this recipe, so it’s perfect for those hot days when you don’t feel like heating up your kitchen. All you need to do is assemble and mix ingredients for the three layers of this dessert, and you are done.
- Only six ingredients. You only need a total of six ingredients to whip up this fabulous dessert. Most of the ingredients are probably things you already have at home.
- No cream cheese. That’s right, you don’t need any cream cheese to make this dish. It’s one less thing to put on your grocery shopping list.
When I’m not making these Oreo peanut butter bars for Mr. Savory Tooth, I’m making them for a summer party get-together. Everyone loves this dessert and it’s always a huge hit. Since they’re cut into handy bars, people can easily grab one or two from a tray. You can make these bars the day before and refrigerate until ready to serve.
Along with these Oreo peanut butter bars, on really hot days I also love making these other no-cook dishes: Greek salad with avocado dressing, Southwest couscous salad, and broccoli salad with bacon and cranberries. Check out this comprehensive list for more ideas.
Watch how I make them:
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