Small Batch Desserts: PB Bars for Two

The perfect amount of dessert for two: learn how to make pb bars for two with today’s small batch dessert recipe! Thick layers of peanut butter and chocolate to delight in.

Small Batch Desserts: the PB Bars of Your Dreams

A thick layer of sweetened peanut butter to sink your teeth into. A thick layer of chocolate and peanut butter intertwined in the most delicious way possible. A perfect amount of small batch desserts. You can expect all of this and more in today’s recipe for PB bars! Enjoy!

Exactly Enough Ingredients for 2 Perfect PB Bars

Who said you can’t have it all? Small batch desserts + pb bars = dessert-time perfection. You can eat both bars all by yourself or enjoy one apiece with a friend. 🙂 In today’s recipe, you’ll find just enough ingredients to make 2 perfect pb bars, just the way you like it—in a small batch.

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How to Make this Small Batch Dessert of PB Bars

Grab a mini loaf pan or even a small, rectangular Tupperware about the size of a mini loaf pan. Line it with parchment paper or wax paper.

Add all peanut butter layer ingredients into a small bowl. Grab a small spatula and stir and fold everything together until you get a thick, dough-like mixture. Drop this peanut butter “dough” into the mini loaf pan you prepared. Spread and smooth it into an even layer.

Now, melt the chocolate and peanut butter together to create the chocolate topping. Pour this mixture over the smoothed-out peanut butter layer. Smooth the chocolate out.

Chill until firm in the freezer. You can check by gently pressing the edge of the chocolate topping.

Slice and enjoy the best small batch pb bars! And if you’re actually looking for something oat-y, try these chocolate peanut butter oat bars.

Slicing Your PB Bars: It’s Easy and Swift

How do I get those super clean cuts in my peanut butter bars? Easy, I use a really sharp knife. No, it’s true! Using a clean, super sharp knife, carefully press down into the center of the pb bar, until you hit the cutting board. Here’s the sharp knife that I use.

Another tip? Cut your pb bars the next day. On the first day, this small batch dessert hasn’t set yet, so it won’t keep at room temperature. If your knife is too warm, it can melt the chocolate when you’re slicing into the bars; if the bars are too chilled, you can crack the tops of the bars when you’re slicing in.

Do it the next day, when the bars are fully set? Your bars will be room temp and easy to slice cleanly.

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Small Batch Desserts: Perfect for One or Two

Wanna share your small batch pb bar dessert with one person? Or maybe it’s just that kind of day—a 2 pb bar kind of day. Save it, share it, or eat it. All. By. Yourself. As long as you’re happy, that’s all I care about. 🙂 Drop a comment below and chat with me. I love hearing from you. ‘Til our next peanut butter adventure…

Sending you all my love and maybe even a dove, xo Demeter ❤️

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The perfect amount of dessert for two: learn how to make pb bars for two with today’s small batch dessert recipe! Thick layers of peanut butter and chocolate to delight in.



Peanut Butter Layer

  • 2 tablespoons natural, unsalted creamy peanut butter
  • 2 ¼ teaspoons pure maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon coconut flour

Chocolate Topping

  • 2 tablespoons chocolate chips
  • 1 tablespoon natural, unsalted creamy peanut butter


  1. Line a mini loaf pan with parchment paper or wax paper.
  2. Make the Peanut Butter Layer: In a small bowl, add Peanut Butter Layer ingredients. Using a rubber spatula, stir and fold until well-mixed and thickened, with no visible flour patches remaining.
  3. Transfer peanut butter mixture into the prepared pan. Using the rubber spatula, smooth into an even layer. Set aside.
  4. Make the Chocolate Topping: Use the double boiler method or do the following. Add Chocolate Topping ingredients to a small, microwave-safe bowl. Heat in 10-second increments until chocolate is softened and melty. Stir in between heating increments, until smooth.
  5. Pour the chocolate mixture over the peanut butter filling. Using a clean rubber spatula, smooth into an even layer. Tap the pan a few times to help even out the chocolate.
  6. Transfer pan to freezer. Freeze for 20-30 minutes, or until firm. Remove from freezer and slice into 2 squares. Enjoy! Storing instructions below.


Storing Instructions: On the first day, these bars are best stored in the refrigerator, as the chocolate topping hasn’t fully set yet. Serve and enjoy within 1 hour.

After the first day, you may store these bars in an airtight container at room temperature or in the refrigerator for 1-2 weeks. Starting week 2, the bars are a bit drier (like Reese’s PB cup filling), but still delicious.

Freezing Instructions: These pb bars freeze well. Store in an airtight container in the freezer for 1-2 months. Thaw at room temperature for 10 minutes before enjoying.

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Chill
  • Cuisine: American

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