Chocolate Peanut Butter No Bake Bars

A healthy treat satisfy your sweet tooth.. Just 5 ingredients, 15 minutes prep time, gluten-free and vegan

chocolate peanut butter no bake bars
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.

press the base layer of peanut butter, oat flour or almond flour, and maple syrup into pan

Top with melted chocolate and refrigerator to set. That’s it!

pour melted chocolate over top then refrigerate to set

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.

Scroll down for recipe and leave a comment if you try.

 

 

 

Recipe

5.0 from 7 reviews
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.

34 thoughts on “Chocolate Peanut Butter No Bake Bars

  1. 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.

    1. 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!

    1. Hi. I’ve never made them with Sunflower Seed Butter but it should work great! Let me know if you try.

  2. Hi Karen,

    Thanks for the recipe, can i substitute the marple syrupe? I’ve IR, thats why i have to use something what is less sweet.

    Thanks,
    Nora

  3. 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!!

    1. Hi! Yes, honey should work fine!Let me know how you like them. And so happy you love my Instagram– thank you!

      1. 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

  4. 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!

    1. 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.

  5. 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!

    1. 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 🙂

  6. 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!!!

  7. I love these bars. So easy and Simple to make.. My favorite s healthy snack.
    Thank you for sharing recepies. I love them all…

  8. 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!

  9. 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.

  10. 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!

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