Chewy Peanut Butter Layer Bars

These Chewy Peanut Butter Layer Bars are so delicious. It is essentially a 7 layer bar recipe, but made with peanut butter chips and peanut butter filled chocolate chips in the recipe. No matter what flavors you use on this particular recipe the results will always be this chewy caramel like cookie bar that everyone will want more of!

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Today is my son Justin’s 31st birthday. It is hard to believe how many years have gone by since my first born son came into this world. I remember it being so hot that July 1985 summer! My boy arrived in this world 10 days late, but he was the best wait ever!

Chewy Peanut Butter Layer Bars

While Justin did mention he would love Banana Cream Pie for his birthday here on the blog, I didn’t make it. I know, bad mom! But, I do know that my mother made him a banana cream pie to celebrate his birthday a little earlier this month and I’m pretty certain he would love these bars too!

Chewy Peanut Butter Layer Bars

These bars are super simple. There is no mixing bowl involved. No flour (except for what is in the graham cracker), no eggs. But it still holds together magically!

Chewy Peanut Butter Layer Bars

There are 7 layers. butter, graham crackers, sweetened condensed milk, peanut butter chips, peanut butter filled chocolate chips, coconut and walnuts. Baked in a 350 oven for about 30 minutes, cool and score. You will finish cutting through when the cookies are cold.

Chewy Peanut Butter Bars

For me, the best part of this cookie is the edges. They get all crispy and chewy like at the same time. I cut the edges off part of these bars because they got a little hard and um, well, I wanted to eat the edges. Ha! Well, little did I know that Grumpy was going to get into the box of bars after I went to bed and he ate most of them!

Chewy Peanut Butter Layer Bars

You definitely want to make these Chewy Peanut Butter Bars. Everyone will love you and they will probably fight over them too. Guaranteed.

Chewy Peanut Butter Layer Bars

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Chewy Peanut Butter Bars

Chewy Peanut Butter Layer Bars

A bar cookie with layers of graham cracker, coconut, sweetened condensed milk, and peanut butter chips.
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Peanut Butter Layer Bars
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 24
Calories: 350kcal



  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees (325 degrees for glass dish). In a 13 x 9 inch baking pan melt butter in oven.
  • Remove the pan with melted butter from the oven and sprinkle the graham cracker crumbs over top of the melted butter.
  • Stir together then press into the pan to form a crust layer.
  • Pour the sweetened condensed milk evenly over top of the graham cracker crust.
  • Sprinkle evenly with the peanut butter chips, peanut butter cups, coconut, and walnuts. Press down firmly to pack ingredients. Bake 30 minutes, or until lightly browned. Cool completely before cutting.


Calories: 350kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 20mg | Sodium: 179mg | Potassium: 193mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 28g | Vitamin A: 177IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 76mg | Iron: 1mg

About the Author: Shelby Law Ruttan

Shelby is the author/owner of Grumpy's Honeybunch. Established in 2007, she shares and preserves family recipes as well as recipes for cooking light and keto. She is an experienced, self-taught home cook who loves to share recipes with others. You can see her work on websites such as Veal Made Easy, Parade, Community Table, SoFab Food, Yummly, and FoodGawker.


  1. These look good, oh so good. I love peanut butter. I love coconut. Combined? Heaven on a plate. I need these in my life. *Runs to pantry to check ingredients & make a shopping list*

  2. Dannii @ Hungry Healthy Happy July 15, 2016 at 6:58 am - Reply

    I could easily eat a whole pan of these! I am peanut butter obsessed at the moment.

  3. Ali @ Home & Plate July 15, 2016 at 7:25 am - Reply

    Yum! This has all the ingredients for a delicious dessert. Easy to make and ingredients already in the pantry. A must try and soon!

  4. Bintu - Recipes From A Pantry July 15, 2016 at 7:31 am - Reply

    I love peanut butter so will be bookmarking this to try later. High in protein too.

  5. sue | theviewfromgreatisland July 15, 2016 at 8:13 am - Reply

    These little bars have a little bit of everything, love them!

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  7. carrie @ frugal foodie mama July 17, 2016 at 3:40 pm - Reply

    Happy Birthday to your son! What a great treat you made to celebrate. 🙂 Love the chocolate/peanut butter combo going here.

  8. Sandra Shaffer July 17, 2016 at 8:58 pm - Reply

    I usually make these bars for the holidays. Funmy though, I recently made a batch, but not with peanut butter chips! Gotta try this version! Happy birthday to your son! My first born was late too…almost two weeks 🙂

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