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Skinny No Bake-Peanut Butter Bars that taste just like the non-skinny version!
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Lighter No-Bake Peanut Butter Bars

These EASY No-Bake Peanut Butter Bars have less calories and fat than my normal version. They use white chocolate instead of butter, honey instead of cups of powdered sugar, and low-fat Ritz crackers for binding!
Prep Time20 minutes
Chill Time1 hour
Total Time1 hour 20 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Diet: Low Calorie, Low Fat
Servings: 36 squares
Calories: 88kcal
Author: Dorothy Kern
Cost: 8


  • 1 cup (268g) creamy peanut butter (no-stir peanut butter only)
  • ¼ cup (43g) white chocolate chips
  • ½ cup honey
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 ⅓ cups crushed low-fat Ritz crackers (about 1 sleeve or 31 crackers)
  • ½ cup mini chocolate chips


  • Line an 8x8” square pan with foil and spray with nonstick cooking spray.
  • Place peanut butter in a large bowl.
  • Melt the white chocolate in a small bowl in the microwave on 50% power in 30 second increments, stirring between each, until melted and smooth.
  • Add white chocolate to peanut butter along with honey and vanilla and stir until smooth. Stir in crushed Ritz crackers. (I crushed them by placing them in a large ziploc bag and rolling the bag with a rolling pin.) Stir in mini chocolate chips.
  • Press mixture into prepared pan. Chill at least 3 hours, then cut into squares. These are firm from the refrigerator but get quite soft at room temperature, so be sure to plan for that.


  • You can use reduced fat peanut butter if you want, but be sure to use a no-stir peanut butter no matter what flavor.
  • One tube of Ritz crackers has about 31 crackers in it, which yields about 1 1/3 cups of crushed crackers.
  • These aren't a health food - they still have sugar, fat, and calories, but they're just a lightened up version.


Serving: 1bar | Calories: 88kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 0.03g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 53mg | Potassium: 49mg | Fiber: 0.5g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 6IU | Vitamin C: 0.04mg | Calcium: 13mg | Iron: 0.3mg