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No-Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars


No-bake chocolate peanut butter bars are a delicious treat that can satisfy your sweet tooth without the added guilt. By swapping out traditional ingredients with healthier alternatives, such as using natural peanut butter and maple syrup instead of refined sugar, you can create a snack that is both nutritious and delicious. Not only are these bars easy to make, but they are also a great source of protein and healthy fats. Whether you’re looking for a quick snack or a dessert that won’t derail your healthy eating habits, these no-bake chocolate peanut butter bars are a great option!

no bake chocolate peanut butter bars

What makes these chocolate peanut butter bars healthier?

  • No refined sugar. The only sweetener used in this recipe is maple syrup, a touch of vanilla extract, and naturally sweetened chocolate chips.
  • Natural peanut butter. Make sure to use peanut butter where the ingredients are only peanuts. This makes it lower in sodium and higher in healthier fats.
  • Almond flour. Almond flour is a good source of vitamin E, an antioxidant that supports healthy skin and immune function, as well as magnesium, which is important for bone health, muscle function, and energy production.
  • Heavy cream. An organic, pasture-raised heavy cream has no added sugar and is also a good source of healthy fats, including saturated and unsaturated fats, which can help to promote satiety and support hormone production.

You can replace the heavy cream with a dairy-free cream, coconut cream or milk, or nut milk.

How to make no-bake chocolate peanut butter bars

Ingredients & Equipment

  • 1 cup of natural peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup of maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 1 & 1/4 cups of almond flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 cup of your desired chocolate chips (I use semi-sweet)
  • 1 cup of heavy cream, warmed
  • 1 8×8 inch casserole dish
  • measuring cups and spoons
  • parchment paper
  • small saucepan
  • mixing bowl
  • silicone spatula
no bake chocolate peanut butter ingredients

Instructions

  • Line your baking dish with parchment paper.
  • In a mixing bowl, mix together the peanut butter, maple syrup, and vanilla extract using a silicone spatula.
  • Slowly stir in the almond flour and salt until you get a crumbly mixture.
  • Next, spread the mixture into the casserole dish until evenly distributed.
  • Place the chocolate chips in a medium mixing bowl.
  • Heat the heavy cream in a small saucepan over low heat and pour it over the chocolate chips. Mix until all of the chocolate chips are melted.
  • Lastly, pour the chocolate mixture over the peanut butter crust and spread evenly.
  • Cover the dish with plastic wrap and place it in the refrigerator for a minimum of 2 hours.
  • After it has rested, you can cut the bars into your desired sizes. I cut them into 2×2-inch squares.
  • These chocolate peanut butter bars can be stored in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks in the refrigerator.
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5 from 3 votes

No Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars

Indulge in the rich and delectable flavor of these no-bake chocolate peanut butter bars, without the guilt! Made with better ingredients and so delicious!
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time0 minutes
Resting time2 hours
Course: Dessert
Servings: 16 squares
Calories: 200kcal

Equipment

  • 1 8×8 inch casserole dish
  • Measuring cups and spoons
  • Parchment paper
  • small saucepan
  • Mixing bowl
  • silicone spatula

Ingredients

  • 1 cup natural peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 & 1/4 cups almond flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup chocolate chips of your choice (I use semi-sweet)
  • 1 cup heavy cream can substitute see notes below

Instructions

  • Line your baking dish with parchment paper.
  • In a mixing bowl, mix together the peanut butter, maple syrup, and vanilla extract using a silicone spatula.
  • Slowly stir in the almond flour and salt until you get a crumbly mixture.
  • Next, spread the mixture into the casserole dish until evenly distributed.
  • Place the chocolate chips in a medium mixing bowl.
  • Heat the heavy cream in a small saucepan over low heat and pour it over the chocolate chips. Mix until all of the chocolate chips are melted.
  • Lastly, pour the chocolate mixture over the peanut butter crust and spread evenly.
  • Cover the dish with plastic wrap and place it in the refrigerator for a minimum of 2 hours.
  • After it has rested, you can cut the bars into your desired sizes. I cut them into 2×2-inch squares.
  • These chocolate peanut butter bars can be stored in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks in the refrigerator.

Notes

You can replace the heavy cream with a dairy-free cream, coconut cream or milk, or nut milk.

Nutrition

Serving: 1sqaure | Calories: 200kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 16g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 100mg

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