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Our cookery courses often start with our tempting Chocolate Peanut Squares! Perfect for sharing with friends. It’s quick & easy ‘no-bake’ bake to make at home.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Squares

Course sweet
Keyword tiffin
Prep Time 15 minutes
Chilling time 1 hour 30 minutes
Servings 16 squares


  • 300 g rich tea / digestive biscuits
  • 150 g butter
  • 300 g crunchy peanut butter
  • 100 g mixed fruit
  • 200 g plain chocolate
  • 25 ml oil
  • One good quality straight sided 8" tin.


  1. Prepare and line your tin with greaseproof paper and grease the sides of the tin.  We use a loose bottomed tin from Silverwood to make removing the squares simple and hassle free.
  2. Crush the biscuits until into fine pieces (with a large rolling pin, or you could do this in an electric blitzer).
  3. Melt the butter, slowly in a pan or in the microwave.  Add the butter into the biscuit mixture and then stir in the peanut butter and cherries or raisins if you're using them. Stir until the mixture is thoroughly combined.
  4. Spread the combined mixture into the bottom of your prepared tin, smoothing the top with the back of a metal spoon and pressing down hard.  Then place in the fridge in the fridge while you make the chocolate topping.
  5. Gently melt the chocolate in a bowl over water or in a microwave. (Using a microwave works very well if you chop up the chocolate into small pieces before melting and then melt on low power, checking and stirring every 10-20 secs)

  6. Then add the oil and stir until glossy. This will leave you with a glossy and smooth mixture and give the chocolate a good sheen and prevent it from setting 'rock solid' so makes it easier to cut and share with friends

  7. Take your base mixture out of the fridge and pour your chocolate mixture on top. Tip the tin so the mixture spreads out evenly
  8. Leave your peanut square tray bake to set in the fridge. Once set, slice into even squares and serve up to family and friends!

Recipe Notes

Top Tip... If you're not a fan of peanut butter this can easily be adapted to make chocolate tiffin instead. Just replace the peanut butter with nutella or chocolate spread and add the zest of one orange to make a deliciously tempting recipe!


If our chocolate peanut square recipe has inspired you to start baking take a look at our baking courses!

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