No–bake Peanut Butter Squares





Nigella's Peanut Butter Squares



Ingredients (Makes 36 – 48 small squares)

Recipe Source – Nigella Lawson’s How to be a Domestic Goddess

For the base
1. Dark brown sugar – Scant 1/4 cup (I used light brown sugar)
    Confectioners’ sugar – 1 1/3 cup (I used only 1 cup + 2 tbsp, that was sweet enough for our taste)          

    Creamy peanut butter – 3/4 cup + 2 tbsp

       Unsalted butter – 1/4 cup

For the topping
2. Unsalted butter – 1 tbsp

3. Semi-sweet chocolate chips – 1.5 cups (The original recipe called for 7 ounces milk chocolate +  4 ounces dark chocolate. I used semi-sweet chocolate chips since I didn’t have them) 

   A 9-inch square pan, greased or lined with foil or parchment paper ( I used an 8 inch square pan)


1. Stir all the ingredients for the base together until smooth. You can use the paddle attachment to the mixer or a bowl and wooden spoon. I mixed them with my fingers. (Don’t worry if some of the brown sugar stays in small lumps). Press the mixture into the prepared pan and make the surface as even as possible.

2. To make the topping, melt the chocolates and butter together (in a microwave for ease, for a minute or two on medium) in a heavy pan over low heat (or using double-broiler method) and spread on top of the peanut mixture. Put the pan in the refrigerator for about 1 hour to set. When the chocolate has hardened, cut into small squares using a sharp knife.


Peanut Butter Bars


  1. This looks totally delicious..


  2. Drooling over here dear !! perfectly done and loved those cute cubes !!

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  3. lovely

  4. simple and tasty squares!! will surely try it…then i tried ur prawn roast it cameout very well dear..thanks for sharing!

  5. Yummy squares !! The first pic totally rocks !!

  6. They look so delicious and chocolaty.
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  7. Perfect and cute Squares..Luv them to the core

  8. Beautiful pic..super tempting squares..yum

  9. Tempting peanut butter squares…Feel to grab one..;)

  10. Thank You All!!

    @ Rekha Shoban,

    Thanks a lot for your feedback on the prawns roast..Great to hear that it came out well :)

  11. gr8 looking Peanut butter squares…love it.So easy and tempting.

  12. First time on your blog. Great ollection and greater pics. Will be trying a few recipes from here

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