Chocolate Peanut Butter No Bake 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**
- 1/4 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.
74 thoughts on “Chocolate Peanut Butter No Bake Bars”
My new favorite treat! These no bake bars are so easy to make and delicious!! Thank you for sharing your wonderful recipes with us all! I love following your blog.
Thank you so much! So happy you loved these bars as much as we do!
So delicious! Really easy recipe and I had all the ingredients in my pantry already. Thanks so much!
Thanks Cassie! So happy you love the bars too! One of the reasons I love this recipe so much is I always have the ingredients on hand!
I’ve an allergy to nuts, what can I substitute for peanut butter
Hi. I’ve never made them with Sunflower Seed Butter but it should work great! Let me know if you try.
Simply amazing! We’ve made these delightful bars twice now. They are already a family favorite!
Yay! So happy to hear that you all love it so much! Thanks for sharing!
Thanks for the recipe, can i substitute the marple syrupe? I’ve IR, thats why i have to use something what is less sweet.
Hi Nora. You can substitute honey for the maple syrup… not sure what IR is… can you tell me more?
Hi! I don’t have pure maple syrup on hand cans I make with honey instead? Or can you suggest other substitutes? Thanks!! Love your Instagram!!
Hi! Yes, honey should work fine!Let me know how you like them. And so happy you love my Instagram– thank you!
HI! I made them with the honey. I can’t stop eating them! Thanks for these simple clean recipes. I have maple syrup on my grocery list and will try them again with that
So glad it worked well with honey and that you love them! Thanks for sharing!
This recipe doesn’t have the addition of graham cracker crumbs that your PB Cuos do. Can you share why you made the change? I made the cuos for a friend’s super bowl party, with the substitutof ginger snap crumbs. They were a hit!
So happy you love the peanut butter cups! They are a favorite of one of my boys! While these bars have the same peanut butter chocolate flavor, the bars are just a different recipe. The oat or almond flour give it a slightly different flavor and texture. Let me know if you try.
Hi Karen, this recipe sounds so good and I’d like to make it for my family but my daughter has a coconut allergy- can I omit from the chocolate topping or any recommendations for a substitute?
Thanks so much!
Hi! There is only a tablespoon so you can certainly omit the coconut oil. You could always add a tablespoon of almond milk or soy milk… it just softens the chocolate a bit so that it doesn’t crack when you cut it. Let me know if you it 🙂
Love these bars! And so simple to make!! Thanks for sharing the recipe.
You’re welcome! So happy you love them too! I find myself making them all time!
Can you use white chocolate?
Sure! I’ve never tried it but if you love white chocolate, sounds yummy! Lmk if you try.
My 4 year old and I had lots of fun making these together! He also loved licking the spoon after I melted the chocolate ?
Aw, love it! Love that your son helped make these and he’s a smart kid — licking the spoon is the best part!
I made this for my family this week, Multiple food intolerances and everyone could eat it!!
Yay! So happy you found a treat everyone could eat and that they all love! Thanks for sharing 🙂
LOVE THESE!!!! I went with the almond butter + almond flour route and used dark chocolate. I also added some popped quinoa + amaranth to the chocolate for an extra crunch. These will become a staple. Thank you!!!
So happy you loved them too! And great adds! Bet they tasted amazing with a little crunch! Thanks for sharing 🙂
I love these bars. So easy and Simple to make.. My favorite s healthy snack.
Thank you for sharing recepies. I love them all…
Thank you so much! And so happy you love these bars!
These are so delicious. I’ve made them for others and they ask for the recipe, so I turn them onto your site. They are a favorite of mine. I need to reduce my sugar intake, so I reduce the amount of chocolate and it’s still amazing!
Thanks so much Lisa! I really appreciate you sending people to me site too! Would you mind sharing how much you reduced the chocolate by in case others want to try the same? Thanks!
These were so easy and delicious! Perfect for a hot day when I wanted to make something but not turn on the oven! The kids really enjoyed these as well and my sons best buddy who can’t have gluten was delighted with them!
These chocolate peanut butter no bake bars are incredibly amazing! They are so delicious and easy to make. They are so similar to a peanut butter cup except a way way healthier one! We love to keep ours in the freezer and eat them frozen! They are such a nice treat! My kids love them. I did use almond flour in my version and they are perfect.
Yess! So happy your family loves them too! And I love them straight from the freezer too! Thanks for sharing 🙂
These were delicious. Lasted only a day at my house. I added a little less than a cup of Rice Krispies cereal to the base mixture for a little crunch and I would definitely do it again! They were easy to make too!
Yumm! Such a great add! I bet they tasted great! Sadly Rice Krispies are no longer gluten-free but there is an organic brand of Rice Krispies that is so I’m going to try it too! Thanks for sharing 🙂
These were delicious. Lasted only a day at my house. I added a little less than a cup of Rice Krispies cereal to the base mixture for a little crunch and I would definitely do it again! I also used almond flour instead of oats. They were easy to make too!
Great idea! Always love a little crunch! I’m going to have to try this!
These are so so so easy to make and super yummy !
I added nuts and cramberrys between the peanut/oat base and the chocolate topping. Super yum!
Thank you ????
Great adds! Bet it tasted amazing! Thanks for sharing and so happy you loved them!
These are my little go to dessert when I want something quick and easy and healthier! I love all of her recipes though! Everyone of them is delicious!
I am not a baker at all, but these are so easy. They are absolutely delicious! They will for sure be a staple for my family. Thank you!
I love how easy to make they are too! Happy you love them!
Just made the chocolate peanut butter bars but didn’t use peanut butter due to my daughters peanut allergy. i used Sunbutter instead which is made from sunflower seeds but tastes exactly like peanut butter ?
Great modification Victoria! So happy you loved them!
Amazing recipe! So quick and easy and delicious! Have made 3 times now and I love these!! Used golden syrup as couldn’t find maple syrup and it worked well! Thank you so much for your awesome recipes! Much appreciated x
Yay! So happy you love them too! I’ve never tried golden syrup — but happy it worked well!
I am going to make these and bring them with to all the Christmas celebrations I go to so I can resist the other less healthy treats.
Great idea! We’ve been making these all year long and they are always a hit!
I am not sure I am getting thru with this message. My IPad does not let me send msgs. I love your recipes. Thanks so much
Thank you so much!
This has become my all-time favorite and frequently made sweet treat! Thanks for the recipe
Yay! Makes me so happy! Thanks so much Jonathan!
These bars are amazing!! I made them with dark chocolate no sugar added chips and almond butter. I also made my oat flour a little more coarse because I like the chunky texture. I ate a majority of the pan myself ? They are low sugar and overall a healthy treat! Maybe next time I’ll share with my family ?
So happy you love them Allanah! And love your adaptapations! Thanks for sharing!
Have made these twice & they are so delicious they disappear quickly.
Happy you love them so much!
Hello! I do not have access to maple syrup nor honey. Can agave or melted down brown sugar work as well? Also I whipped up my own cashew butter. Could that be used? What is the proper consistency for the nut butter? Thanks!
Hi Laura. Sorry, but I don’t have nutritional information such as calories at this time.
I made these this week using almond flour instead of oat flour, and my family and I devoured them! So good and so easy to whip up!
So happy you love them too! I love them with the almond flour as well! Thanks for sharing!
You warned the reader these would be hard to keep around. I thought you were thinking too much of yourself BUT…I want to eat the entire batch RIGHT now. I’m considering taking them to a neighbor so I have to ask permission before I eat them. Thanks
haha love it! They are definitely a fan favorite and my go-to “gift”…. everyone loves them!
Made these delicious bars today. I absolutely love anything with peanut butter. These sure a treat.. I replaced maple syrup with honey and also madw my own choclate instead for the topping with coconut oil,honey and unsweetened cocoa powder… Best homemade treat ever
Thank you! So happy you loved them! Bet they tasted amazing with homemade chocolate!
Hi! Can you use an all purpose GF flour for this recipe? Many thanks!
Not advisable. I wouldn’t make them with all purpose flour because they aren’t baked.
Can these be made with Jif? I don’t have natural peanut butter
I haven’t but it should work fine! If the texture seems too “soft”, add in an extra tablespoon at a time of oat flour or almond flour (whichever you are using). Enjoy!
Thank you so much
Sorry, I don’t have nutritional values at this time