Every time I go to Disneyland a trip to Pooh corner for Disneyland Peanut Butter Bars are a must! The only other place you can find them is on Main Street near the entrance in the main confectionary. It is my first stop and often times my last because I will even take one for the road to savor after I get home. (They actually freeze quite well!)
Well that savoring and waiting for this delicious Disneyland Peanut Butter Bar will be a thing of the past because I dare say these bars are just as good or even better. Seriously mind blowing peanut butter/chocolate goodness. I tested out some recipes and settled on this one. I even delivered it to seven friends/family.
So are these Disneyland Peanut Butter Bars as good as the real thing?
This is what others are saying:
Jessica “Okay those peanut butter bars are AMAZING!!! Seriously THE BEST!!!
Thank you for letting me have one! Cannot wait until you put the recipe on the blog! 😋😋😋”
Chelsey said, “Oh my goodness…they are amazing. Kevin is a fan of them now! Can’t wait for the recipe!”
Jessie says, “Sooooo good! I have nothing to compare it to as I have NEVER had a treat from Disneyland (minus the ride crispy I had from you) but it was 👍🏼😋😍”
Pick the right Peanut Butter
This may come as a surprise, because some will say natural peanut butter does NOT perform well in peanut butter baked treats. Because this recipe in NO-BAKE you don’t have to worry about that aspect. However, my favorite natural peanut butter in my experience bakes just fine. I love Great Value Natural Creamy peanut butter. Yes, you heard me right. The generic peanut butter from good ol’ Walmart. Trust me.
I just shared a four ingredient peanut butter cup recipe cookie last week and it works fantastically well with only four ingredients that I KNOW you have in your pantry.
I am a peanut butter fan and now that I have this recipe I will have to make it selectively because it is THAT good. Oh, and share with my sweet friends/neighbors. Maybe…
What Makes these Peanut Butter Bars even better than the real thing
These peanut butter bars do not recover dipping, do not require baking, and do not require a trip!
If you’re like me you need a peanut butter fix every once in a while and I promise this will hit the spot every time.
Layering your Peanut Butter Bars
The good news about this recipe is that it is a simple matter of layers. I like to error more on the side of having extra chocolate than too little. You’ll want to start with a dish that is deep to mimic the thickness of this special Disneyland treat.
My pan was a 10×7, but a 9×9 would work just as well. Because this is a no bake dessert it saves best in the refrigerator. My guess is that it would freeze well though although I haven’t done that yet…there wasn’t any left for me to test it out. 🙂
Let’s get to the good stuff.
Disneyland Peanut Butter Bars
- 2 C Peanut Butter
- 2 tsp Vanilla
- 8 Tablespoons Salted Butter softened
- 3-4 C powdered sugar Test the stiffness of the dough before decided what works best for you. you want it moldable but not sticky.
- 4 Tablespoons Shortening
- 10-12 graham cracker sheets
- 4 C Chocolate chips I used milk chocolate
- 1/4 C Crushed Peanuts
- Start with a dish that is deep. I used a 7"x10", but you could use a 9"x9" just as well. Your amount may vary a bit depending on how deep you want the dessert and the size of your pan. Spray your pan with non-stick cooking spray. Line your pan with wax paper or foil. Spray the the liner you use before you begin layering.
- Combine Peanut butter, vanilla, butter, and 2 cups of powdered sugar. Test your mixture to see how your dough is coming together. You want it to be moldable, not crumbly, and not sticky. Add a quarter cup of powdered sugar at a time until the mixture becomes moldable without being sticky. Mine was about 3.25 C of powdered sugar.
- Prep your chocolate by combining your chocolate chips and shortening in a microwave safe bowl. Only heat your chocolate 30 seconds at a time in the microwave and stir in between making sure to not overcook your chocolate. You want it to be smooth and spreadable.
- Start your layering process with a layer of graham crackers.
- Spread 1/3 of chocolate over the first layer. Keep in thin, but cover the entire surface.
- Take handfuls of your peanut butter mixture and flatten it out in your hand and make a pancake. Put the peices together as best you can on top without smashing the cracker layer underneath.
- Add another layer of melted chocolate to the top of the peanut butter. Layer again with graham crackers. Spread the remaining chocolate on top.
- Finish with crushed peanuts. Cool in the refrigerator to set for one hour. This makes 12 LARGE bars. (That could easily be shared). Store in the fridge. Don't want your bars as thick? You can easily cut this recipe in half for a smaller portion or smaller pan.
Please let me know what you think! What is your favorite Disney treat?