Peanut Butter Nutella Bars

It’s no secret that I love the peanut butter and chocolate combination. There is something about creamy peanut butter and rich chocolate that is completely irresistible to me. Any and every peanut butter and chocolate recipe I see I feel the need to Pin. The only way you can make this marriage of flavors even better is to add another one of favorites…Nutella! And that is exactly what Bobbi over at Fresh and Foodie did. I bookmarked these over a year ago when I first spotted them on her blog. She so many amazing recipes and drool-worthy photos. If you haven’t seen her blog you need to head on over and check her out…that is after you run into the kitchen and make these no-bake bars! ;) These bars combine three of my loves…peanut butter, chocolate, and Nutella! They taste just like a Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup with a hefty dose of Nutella. These rich little bars are a cinch to make…no oven or mixer needed! Just melt, stir, and refrigerate.

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Peanut Butter Nutella Bars

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Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 ¾ cups powdered sugar
  • 3/4 cup smooth peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup Nutella
  • 3/4 cup graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/2 cup chopped semi-sweet chocolate or chocolate chips
  • 1/4 peanut butter chips
  • 1 tablespoon Nutella

Directions:

  1. Butter the bottom and sides of a  8×8-inch square pan. Put a long piece of parchment paper in the bottom of the pan, letting the parchment extend up two sides of the pan and overhang slightly on both ends. (This will make it easy to remove the bars from the pan after they are set.)
  2. Melt ½ cup of butter in a medium saucepan over low heat. Once melted, remove from heat and stir in the powdered sugar until smooth. Stir in the peanut butter, nutella, and graham cracker crumbs until completely combined and smooth. Spread the peanut butter mixture into the prepared pan and smooth the top.
  3. In the now-empty saucepan, melt chocolate, peanut butter chips and nutella until almost completely melted. Remove from heat and continue stirring until completely melted and smooth. Pour over the peanut butter layer and smooth into an even layer.
  4. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour to set. Remove from the pan using the parchment overhangs and place on a cutting board. Use a pizza cutter to slice into 16 bars. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

Yields: 16 bars
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Ready In: 1 hour 15 minutes

Source: adapted from Fresh and Foodie

27 Responses to “Peanut Butter Nutella Bars”

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    sugaredpecan — February 8, 2012 @ 11:56 am

    I will have to try these!

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    freshandfoodie — February 8, 2012 @ 12:33 pm

    Thanks, sweetie! :) I’ve been a bit MIA from blogging lately, but I definitely appreciate the kind words.

    And yes, these are damn good! The ultimate combo for sure.

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    Erin — February 8, 2012 @ 12:52 pm

    I think you’re on to something. Nutella and Reese need to go into business together.

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    Erin @ Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts — February 8, 2012 @ 1:48 pm

    Oh my word. I need to make these now!! All of my favorite things in one easy bar!

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    theblackpeppercorn — February 8, 2012 @ 2:03 pm

    Oh my word – these look freakingly amazing. Like seriously – I am wanting one right now. I love nutella! and peanut butter. YUM!

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    Lauren @ Pass the Plate — February 8, 2012 @ 3:00 pm

    Peanut Butter + Nutella definitely sounds like a winning combination!

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    Renee — February 8, 2012 @ 4:56 pm

    Yum! Can’t wait to try it!

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    emmycooks — February 8, 2012 @ 7:01 pm

    Those look amazing. I might need to make them for dinner. Yes, I mean dinner. :)

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    Joanne (Inspired Taste) — February 8, 2012 @ 7:02 pm

    Oh, yum! We are Nutella addicts so these are totally on our list now! Thanks for the inspiration!
    -Joanne

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    ChgoJohn — February 8, 2012 @ 10:04 pm

    Peanut butter, chocolate AND Nutella!!! Now this is a combo made in heaven!

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    samacwns — February 8, 2012 @ 10:25 pm

    These look amazing! Saving this post for future reference!

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    Sarah Harris — February 9, 2012 @ 1:49 am

    OOoooh, This sounds AMAZING!!!

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    Baker Street — February 9, 2012 @ 4:47 am

    Perfect fix for Nutellaholics! The bars look fabulous! :)

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    Octavia's Vintage — February 9, 2012 @ 9:56 am

    YUM!!!!!!!

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    twicecookedhalfbaked — February 9, 2012 @ 10:47 am

    These look delish! I just found your site (since you also just found me :) ) and wanted to ask how you added the foodgawker widget to your sidebar. I also use WordPress and don’t see where they offer this. I would love to add the one photo I have at least. Hopefully my gallery will grow soon!

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    bakingjenn — February 9, 2012 @ 5:23 pm

    Definitely saving this recipe. Thanks for sharing. They look great!

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    Emily @ Life on Food — February 9, 2012 @ 5:49 pm

    I am drooling here. I would love one of these tonight.

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    Summit10 — February 12, 2012 @ 7:34 am

    your insane you definitely insane Sweetpea! hehehe. Great recipes as always :)

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    Tina — February 19, 2012 @ 12:20 pm

    Reblogged this on My whimsical notes will have you spinning around me~ and commented:
    Drool rainbows!!!!

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    thekalechronicles — February 23, 2012 @ 10:57 pm

    You had me until I read about the graham cracker crumbs — I just don’t like them in anything. Some substitution is in order. Any suggestions?

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    Alessandra — February 18, 2013 @ 11:23 pm

    Hi there, I was wondering how long this will last for in the refrigerator?
    Thanks :)

    • Christina replied: — February 19th, 2013 @ 8:32 pm

      Alessandra,

      These bars can be kept in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to a week….If they last that long! ;)

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