Chocolate Peanut Butter No Bake Bars
 
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A healthier treat to satisfy your sweet tooth.. Just 5 ingredients, 15 minutes prep time, gluten-free, vegan and yummy!
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Recipe type: Dessert, Cookies & Bars, Snacks
Cuisine: Gluten-Free, Vegan, No Bake
Serves: 16 bars
Ingredients
Base
  • 1 cup natural peanut butter (or nut or seed butter of your choice)
  • 1 cup gluten-free oat flour (easy to make your own! Toss 1 heaping cup of your favorite gluten-free oats into a food processor to convert to oat flour)**
  • ¼ cup maple syrup
  • **UPDATE: many of you have asked for a substitute for oats. We have made it with almond flour in place of oat flour and it works beautifully if you are looking for an oat-free, grain-free alternative.
Topping
  • 1 cup chocolate chips or dairy free chocolate chips
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
Instructions
  1. Cover an 8 x 8 inch square pan with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. In a small sauce pan, on low heat, mix peanut butter and maple syrup until combined and smooth -- approximately 2 minutes.
  3. Remove from heat, add oat flour and stir until well combined. The mix will be thick.
  4. Transfer mix to the square pan and press into pan to spread evenly. I like to press the mix down with a spatula to make sure it is even.
  5. Wipe the sauce pan clean, then heat chocolate chips and coconut oil on low heat, stirring frequently until melted and well combined.
  6. Remove from heat, then pour chocolate evenly over bar mixture. (rock pan side to side a bit to make sure even)
  7. Refrigerate 2-3 hours, or overnight, until firm
  8. Remove from refrigerator and let bars rest at room temperature for about 10 minutes before cutting. If they are cold, the chocolate may crack a bit when cutting.
  9. Store in the refrigerator in an air tight container. Can be frozen.
Recipe by healthyGFfamily.com at https://www.healthygffamily.com/recipe/chocolate-peanut-butter-no-bake-bars/