A Reese’s Lover’s Review of Reese’s No Bake Bars Mix

Aspiring bakers who still aren’t qualified to turn on an oven, take note: Betty Crocker just released a Reese’s No Bake Bars Mix. All you need to do is melt butter, stir with the peanut butter mix (made with real Reese’s peanut butter), press into a pan, and then squeeze the frosting pouch on top. Refrigerate and, ta-da, you made an honest to god dessert. It’s pretty much idiot proof. But does it taste good? I tried it to find out—for you, all for you. 

Betty Crocker Reese’s No Bake Bars Mix

New Reese’s Bars Mix!

Betty Crocker Reese’s No Bake Bars Mix

Let me start by saying that I am a Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups superfan. They are, by far, my favorite chocolate candy. I was really hoping this No Bake Reese’s Bars mix would, essentially, create a big, single-pan Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup. It does not. But that doesn’t mean it’s bad. 

Pros: First, let’s talk about how easy this is to make. It’s so easy! You could make this with a toddler, no prob. You could also make this at one in the morning in not the best state of mind. You wouldn’t have to worry about setting your home on fire. You’d barely have to worry about a mess. If you can work a microwave, you can make this. Now, let’s talk about what these No Bake Reese’s Peanut Butter Bars taste like. They taste like the inside of a Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup topped with Betty Crocker frosting (because that’s what they are). And that’s great. The peanut butter filling is ever so slightly more peanut buttery and grainier than classic Reese’s PB. The frosting is sweet and chocolatey. This is a super-satisfying dessert for a Reese’s devotee.  

Cons: Even though the frosting tastes good, everyone had something to say about it. Some people wished the mix came with more frosting. Others (me) wished the frosting would harden more in the fridge. It’s really what stops this from being a big DIY Reese’s Cup. If that’s what you’re craving, you’re better off just getting a king-sized Reese’s. 

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About the Author

Justine Sterling

Justine Sterling is the editor-in-chief of Sporked. She has been writing about food and beverages for well over a decade and is an avid at-home cook and snacker. Don’t worry, she’s not a food snob. Sure, she loves a fresh-shucked oyster. But she also will leap at whatever new product Reese’s releases and loves a Tostitos Hint of Lime, even if there is no actual lime in the ingredients.

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  • These are not a new item. They have been around for at least 5 years or more.

    • I made them in high school so 2004 so not new at all

  • Do they have bioengineered ingredients in them?