A healthy treat satisfy your sweet tooth.. Just 5 ingredients, 15 minutes prep time, gluten-free and vegan
Chocolate Peanut Butter No Bake Bars
Indulgent tasting, Yummy and Satisfying!
By now you know we love having a stash of healthy treats in our freezer or refrigerator. And we love making our own — we use simple, gluten-free and real ingredients, it’s less expensive and they taste amazing.
These Chocolate Peanut Butter No Bake Bars are all that!
They are made with just 5 ingredients– a base of Peanut Butter (or any nut or seed butter of your choice), Oat flour** (or toss your favorite gluten-free oats into a food processor) and Maple Syrup + a top of melted chocolate chips and a touch of coconut oil. That’s it! ** If you can’t tolerate Oats, we have also made these with Almond flour and they are delish!
And they are super easy to make. Heat the peanut butter and maple syrup over low heat. Stir in oat flour (or almond flour) and press into the pan.
Top with melted chocolate and refrigerator to set. That’s it!
And it takes literally 15 minutes to make the bars, then they set in the refrigerator for 2-3 hours or overnight. And they store well in the fridge or freezer for weeks (if they last that long!).
Oh, and did I mention …. they are really YUMMY!
So go ahead and make a batch! You’ll be happy you did!
**UPDATE: Many of you have asked for a substitute to oat flour. We made it with almond flour in place of oat flour and it worked beautifully if you are looking for an oat-free, grain-free alternative.
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A healthier treat to satisfy your sweet tooth.. Just 5 ingredients, 15 minutes prep time, gluten-free, vegan and yummy!
Author: Healthy Gluten-Free Family
Recipe type: Dessert, Cookies & Bars, Snacks
Cuisine: Gluten-Free, Vegan, No Bake
Serves: 16 bars
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.
1 cup chocolate chips or dairy free chocolate chips
1 tablespoon coconut oil
Cover an 8 x 8 inch square pan with parchment paper and set aside.
In a small sauce pan, on low heat, mix peanut butter and maple syrup until combined and smooth -- approximately 2 minutes.
Remove from heat, add oat flour and stir until well combined. The mix will be thick.
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.
Wipe the sauce pan clean, then heat chocolate chips and coconut oil on low heat, stirring frequently until melted and well combined.
Remove from heat, then pour chocolate evenly over bar mixture. (rock pan side to side a bit to make sure even)
Refrigerate 2-3 hours, or overnight, until firm
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.
Store in the refrigerator in an air tight container. Can be frozen.
Hi! My name is Karen, and I’m the mom in our Healthy Gluten-Free Family. My posts and pictures here and on Instagram, Pinterest, Facebook and Twitter are labors of love that allow me to share a very personal journey with you, one our family has taken together — learning, experimenting and sharing how to raise a healthy happy gluten-free family. Read more ...