05 Mar No-Bake Peanut Butter Chocolate Bars
These healthy No-Bake Peanut Butter Chocolate Bars straight up knocked Reese’s Peanut Butter cups out of the park. It is Fudgy, Chewy, Nutty and Sweet. Even better? This recipe only calls for 3 ingredients. It is Low Carb, Keto, Vegan, Gluten Free, Dairy Free and Refined Sugar Free. This super easy Peanut Butter Chocolate Bars are the perfect healthy desserts or snacks.
Peanut Butter and chocolate are one of my favorite combinations. I used to love Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups growing up. These no bake Peanut Butter Bars are “Almost Reese’s”, but a much more healthy dessert/snack that I can indulge with no guilt.
I was debating naming them Peanut Butter Crack bars because they are like crack (not that I’ve never tasted crack, but I assume it must be real good).
The Healthy Way to Enjoy Peanut Butter Desserts
Peanut butter is a childhood favorite for a lot of us. When you combine it with chocolate, this combination almost make our sweet tooth uncontrollable.
However, as delicious as Reese’s Peanut butter cups are, they are not the most healthy thing in the world. we are talking about a healthy make over here.
This healthy version of Peanut Butter Chocolate combination is not only refined sugar free, but also low carb, dairy free, gluten free and no bake required.
Look for “Healthy” Peanut Butter
I don’t usually pay too much attention to nutrition labels but I do check out ingredient lists when it comes to selecting food products. The best, most delicious peanut butter does not need many ingredients such as sunflower oil, palm sugar, salt or preservatives.
The only ONE ingredient you need is Organic Peanuts. One of my favorite peanut butter is Spread the love (not sponsored, I just love it so much). If you follow my Instagram, you know I love to use this brand’s organic one-ingredient peanut butter and almond butter in almost everything.
Easy Steps to Make No Bake Peanut Butter Bars
Since this peanut butter chocolate bars recipe is no bake and only requires 3 ingredients, it is fairly simple to make them.
1. Soak 2 cups nuts/seeds overnight
You can pretty much use any nuts or seeds of your choice. My favorites are cashews and walnuts. Because they are more oily which will make these peanut butter bars more fudgy and chewy.
2. Blend all the ingredients in a food processor
Add 1/3 cup peanut butter and 1 -2 tbsp maple syrup or honey. Pulse everything in a food processor.
3. Cut into bars and Enjoy!
Fold in some chocolate chips and sprinkle more chocolate chips on top (never too much chocolate).
Pour the mixture into a 9×5 loaf pan and leave it in the freezer for about half an hour for it to harden. Then cut into bars. Voila!
4. Store in the freezer
In terms of storage for these peanut butter chocolate bars for the bet fudgy result, I recommend storing them in the freezer. When you are ready to enjoy them, just take them out of the freezer and it will soften up in a couple minutes.
Tips to make Peanut Butter Bars Extra Fudgy
Usually I soak about 2 cups of nuts and seeds in a jar of warm water and a little salt overnight. This process will sprout the nuts and seeds. Sprouting makes the minerals and nutrients stored in nuts and seeds easier for our bodies to absorb. I won’t go too much into details here. But you could read more Here. It’s pretty interesting stuff!
One time when I was testing out this recipe, I left it soaking for too long:
Soak about 24 hours in room temperature
As a result, these peanut butter bars turn out EXTRA fudgy. I didn’t even need to add any extra coconut oil or nut milk. Therefore, that’s how I eliminated the coconut oil in the original recipe I was going to post.
Make Batches as Desserts or snacks
These peanut butter chocolate bars are perfect to enjoy as dessert or snacks. You can easily double up the recipe and make a large batch. You can store them in the freezer for a long time (although I don’t think these fudgy peanut butter chocolate bars will last that long before they disappear).
A couple of my Favorite Ways to enjoy these Peanut Butter Chocolate Bars:
- Pre-workout Snacks with a cup of coffee
- Afternoon pick me up Snackswith a cup of tea
- Dessert with a scoop of ice cream
Kid Friendly Peanut Butter Desserts and Snacks
Oh did I mention my little nephew loves these peanut butter “almost-Reese’s” bars? They are super kids friendly. And parents won’t even worry about the consequence of a sugar high or sugar crash.
Last but not least, scroll to check out the full recipe. These fudgy, chewy and sweet Peanut Butter Chocolate Bars will definitely have you hooked. They are just so delicious and too easy to make. I’m just going to hit all the buzzwords again in case you have any dietary restrictions. These “almost-Reese’s” Peanut Butter Chocolate Bars are vegan, low-carb,keto, gluten free, dairy free and refined sugar free.
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- 2 cups nuts/seeds (of your choice)
- 1/3 cup peanut butter
- 1/3 cup chocolate chips (divide in half)
- 1/2 tbsp maple syrup (optional)
- 1 tsp sea salt (optional)
- Soak 2 cups nuts/seeds in a jar warm water and a pinch of salt overnight
- Drain the nuts/seeds in a strainer and rinse of under the sink
- Add 1/3 cup peanut butter and maple syrup or honey. Pulse everything in a food processor.
- Scrape the wall of food processor a few times to make sure all the ingredients are blended well
- Fold in half of chocolate chips and pour the mixer into a 9x5 loaf pan.
- Add the rest of the chocolate chips on top and sprinkle some sea salt. Put it in the freezer for about half an hour for it to harden.
- Take it out of the freezer and cut into bars. Enjoy!
- See tips about choosing healthy peanut butter in this post
- f the mixture appears to be dry, add 1-2 tbsp of nut milk then blend well
- Storage: Best stored in the freezer.
Serving Size:1 square
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 200 Total Fat: 15g Saturated Fat: 3g Carbohydrates: 8g Fiber: 2g Sugar: 1g Protein: 6.5g
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