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Love the old school Disneyland Peanut Butter Sandwich Bars? This is a copycat recipe – of the OLD one with graham crackers. If you’re missing that thick peanut butter layer sandwiched between graham crackers and coated with lots of rich chocolate you MUST make these!

Disneyland Peanut Butter Sandwich Bars


What is a Disneyland Peanut Butter Sandwich?

A few years ago Disneyland changed their peanut butter sandwich recipe so now you can make this copycat recipe at home for whenever you’re craving the old candies!

Although this is a Disney copycat recipe, it does not taste exactly like their peanut butter bars: they’re even better. They’re even easier to make than the original peanut butter sandwich because they’re bars – no dipping needed!

It’s a giant peanut butter sandwich that’s layered with graham crackers and coated in chocolate. In other words, heaven. These no-bake peanut butter bars are actually perfect. They easily come together and are magically delicious. 

Ingredients in Disneyland pb sandwiches

Ingredients Needed

  • Peanut butter: It’s much easier (and less messy) to use creamy peanut butter that’s no-stir.
  • Butter: at room temperature so we can easily mix it in with our ingredients 
  • Powdered sugar: I’m using powdered sugar instead of regular because when we mix our ingredients together, it’ll create a crumbly texture. 
  • Graham crackers: I’m using 4 full graham cracker sheets. Use any brand of graham crackers you like. 
  • Chocolate chips: we’ll coat this over the layered dessert to coat it like the old school recipe (or kind of like peanut butter bars).
  • Shortening: I highly encourage you to add shortening if you can because it helps bring this peanut butter bar together. If you don’t have this ingredient, then you could use vegetable oil. 

How to make Copycat Peanut Butter Sandwiches

  1. Line a 9×9″ square pan with foil or parchment paper and spray with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. Beat together peanut butter, butter, salt, and powdered sugar with a hand mixer until smooth. 
  3. Test the mixture – it should be crumbly and not sticky. You should be able to form a ball easily without falling apart. If your peanut butter mixture is sticky, just add up to 1/2 cup more powdered sugar. 
  4. Heat chocolate chips and shortening in a microwave-safe bowl. Heat in 30-second increments, stirring between each, until melted and smooth.
  5. Spread melted chocolate over half the graham crackers on the bottom of the prepared pan in a single layer. 
  6. Scoop out balls of the peanut butter mixture, flatten them between your hands, and place them evenly over the chocolate. Smooth out carefully with your fingers so it’s as even as possible.
  7. Spread another of the chocolate mixture over the top of the peanut butter, then layer with another layer of graham crackers. Spread the rest of the remaining chocolate over the top.
  8. Chill to set, for at least 1 hour. 
  9. Slice into bars.
Disneyland Peanut Butter Sandwich Bars

Expert Tips

  • It’s much easier to cut these if you line the pan with foil or parchment paper for easy removal. Just don’t forget the nonstick cooking spray.
  • Since these peanut butter bars are covered in chocolate, I suggest cutting them into squares and storing them in an airtight container in the refrigerator. It’s much easier this way instead of cutting one piece at a time.
  • Use crunchy peanut butter for a crunchy peanut butter sandwich bar!
  • These taste best at room temperature or a bit cooler, but if you leave them out too long they’ll melt (especially in summer). Store them in the refrigerator!

FAQs

Can I cut the bars and dip them totally in chocolate?

Yes! I do prefer melting the chocolate and layering instead for a less messy process but you absolutely  can dip. 

How do you store peanut butter sandwich bars?

Store in the refrigerator inside an airtight container.

Can you freeze these?

Yes, you can. In an airtight container or a sealed ziplock bag, freeze your Peanut Butter Sandwiches for up to 1 month. 

Disneyland Peanut Butter Sandwich Bars

Disneyland Peanut Butter Sandwich Bars

4.82 from 11 votes
Disneyland Peanut Butter Sandwich Bars – this no bake bar cookie is better than the Disneyland Peanut Butter Sandwich. Graham crackers sandwiched with a thick peanut butter layer and lots of chocolate! They’re easier to make than the original peanut butter sandwich because they’re bars – no dipping needed!
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Yield 36 squares
Serving Size 1 serving

Ingredients
 

  • ¾ cup (200g) creamy peanut butter
  • 4 tablespoons (57g) unsalted butter softened
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 ½ – 2 cups (160-226g) powdered sugar
  • 10-12 graham cracker sheets
  • 2 cups (340g) chocolate chips
  • 3 tablespoons shortening

Instructions

  • Line a 9×9″ square pan with foil or parchment paper and spray with nonstick cooking spray.
  • Beat together peanut butter, butter, salt, and 1 ½ cups (160g) of powdered sugar with a hand mixer until smooth. The mixture will be crumbly. Test the mixture – it should not be sticky and should form a ball easily without falling apart. If needed, add up to ½ cup (57g) more powdered sugar. (I used 1 ¾ total cups (203g).)
  • Place chocolate chips and shortening in a microwave safe bowl. Heat in 30 second increments, stirring between each, until melted and smooth.
  • Place half the graham crackers on the bottom of the prepared pan in a single layer. Spread ⅓ of the melted chocolate (113g) over the top. Scoop out balls of the peanut butter mixture, flatten between your hands and place evenly over the chocolate. Smooth out carefully with your fingers so it's as even as possible.
  • Spread another ⅓ of the chocolate mixture (113g) over the top of the peanut butter, then layer with another layer of graham crackers. Spread the rest of the remaining chocolate over the top.
  • Chill to set, at least 1 hour. Slice into bars. Store in refrigerator.

Recipe Video

Recipe Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 139kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 0.2g | Cholesterol: 3mg | Sodium: 65mg | Potassium: 66mg | Fiber: 0.4g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 39IU | Calcium: 13mg | Iron: 0.3mg
Nutritional information not guaranteed to be accurate
Course Dessert
Cuisine American

Last Updated on August 5, 2023



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19 Comments

  1. These bars taste amazing and are sooo easy! My only problem was cutting them into clean squares. The bottom or top layer of graham cracker broke on half of them. Any tips to prevent this?

  2. Do you have any tips for cutting these in bars cleanly? I love them, but the cutting was not easy or neat. Thanks, Barbara

  3. Ok I didn’t even know these existed at Disney! Now I have to drive up there potentially just to check them out 🙂 And then make yours! They look insanely good!

  4. These look incredible and I love how easy they are to throw together- peanut butter and chocolate are a no-fail combo 🙂

  5. Oh man Dorothy! Those things are the best!! And I’m with you, anything I have to dip is automatically on the “that’s hard” list. haha.

  6. Oh my goodness I would love these!! I have to try and make them soon x. Love this fresh seasonal recipe – so flavorful!

  7. OMG, theses look wickedly good ( photography is good, too?). And these look easy enough to make for a popular bake sale item.